chip technology
copper chip technology
overview how it works future applications for researchers

IBM is putting the work of its researchers into production in existing manufacturing facilities, and in addition is building a $700 million chip development center in East Fishkill, N.Y.

When the plant is up and running in 1999, IBM will produce hundreds of chips containing the new copper technology on each of the thin, circular pieces of silicon called "wafers." Each chip will contain up to 200 million transistors - about 30 times more than the microprocessor chip in a typical desktop or notebook computer.  In the near future, IBM's  copper-chip technology may soon appear in a variety of consumer electronics.

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