With the advance of network and computer techniques, the development of scalable computing becomes a new trend. To integrate and utilize distributed and heterogeneous resources efficiently, message broadcasting is an important and crucial technique for such systems. In this paper, we present a location aware broadcast scheme (LABS) for performing broadcast… (More)
This investigation considers in detail a defect called "silicon substrate damaged defects" and also introduces these defects' forming mechanisms and their root causes. These defects are likely to become increasing important in the future of deep-sub micrometer ULSI's situation. Two conditions typically result in silicon damaged defects during manufacturing… (More)
CMOS chips are scaled to smaller geometries, the interconnects play an increasing role in the overall chip performance. This paper presents an integrated process for yield enhancement strategy to overcome a so-called "cosmetic defects" in 130- and 90-nm complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process node.