Copper Interconnect       


Physics Accomplishment | 1998

IBM researcher: Bijan Davari

Where the work was done: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

What we accomplished: Use of copper instead of aluminum for wires in CMOS circuits allows more current with less resistance for more efficient chips -- and about 33% better performance. (Bijan Davari, pictured)

Related links: IBM Press Release, Engineering and Technology History Wiki

Image credit: A Smarter Planet Blog

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