High-k, low-k, super-k, special-k

by Ed Korczynski, senior technical editor, Solid State Technology

SEMATECH’s announcement about a new “super High-k” dielectric for ICs doesn’t reveal much detail about the actual material’s properties or potential integration advantages/challenges. But it surely adds yet another twist to the already confusing nomenclature for describing materials used in leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing.


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