We report the application of a unique photoemission spectromicroscope (MAXIMUM) to the study of electromigration phenomena in Al-Cu interconnects. MAXIMUM is a scanning type photoemission microscope that uses multilayer-coated optics to focus 130 eV x-rays to a sub-0.1 µm spot. An electron energy analyzer collects photoelectrons in a chosen spectral region of interest to form an image of the sample that is sensitive to chemical states of elements on the sample surface. Al-Cu lines were characterized by spectromicroscopy techniques before and after electromigration stressing in the UHV environment of the microscope chamber. We present spectro-micrographs showing the chemical and structural changes on Al-Cu line surfaces as a result of the electromigration process.