Development of a Low-Dielectric-Constant Polymer for the Fabrication of Integrated Circuit Interconnect



For faster, smaller, and higher performance integrated circuits, a low dielectric constant insulator is required to replace silicon dioxide. Here the properties of a new dielectric—SiLK resin, a solution of a low-molecular-weight aromatic thermosetting polymer—are reviewed and examples of its application in the fabrication of interconnect structures, such as the one shown in the Figure, are given.