DOI: 10.1109/isscc.1981.1156233
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Abstract: A MAJOR QUESTION IN VLSI is whether the projected improvements in scaling the process technology can be utilized effectively for functions other than memories. Design complexity, pinout limitations, and on-chip interconnect have been suggested as limiting factors in the realization of high throughput processing chips'.The approach to VLSI utilization to be discussed involves the reduction of fundamental algorithms, which are both regular and universal, to regular structures in silicon. The benefits of this em…

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