DOI: 10.1109/isscc.1979.1156010
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Abstract: Yorktown Heights, NYINCREASING DENSITY is one of the dominant themes of the semiconductor industry. Better lithography and circuit innovations have resulted in a.dramatic increase in chip densities. These higher levels of integration, however, have led to growing difficulties in the areas of physical design, timing and logic verification and testing which can cause untenable design times and costs with conventional methods.Some of this complexity can be eliminated by using chip building blocks that are substa…

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