Shiou Lin Sam

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We present a methodology to study the impact of spatial pattern dependent variation on circuit performance and implement the technique in a CAD framework. We investigate the effects of interconnect CMP and poly CD device variation on interconnect delay and clock skew in both aluminum and copper interconnect technology. Our results indicate that interconnect(More)
Motivated by the disintegration of supply networks observed in the automotive, textile and electronics industry, we discuss the impact of such phenomena on the network players. We hypothesize that the state of disintegration is not sustainable and will be followed by an eventual reintegration. We present evidence from a field study that was conducted to(More)
On-chip optical clock distribution is being investigated as a fbture means to increase clock speed and reduce clock power. While extremely small skew in the arrival of an on-chip optical signal can be achieved, the conversion of the optical signal to a local electrical clock may be subject to substantial variation. A baseline receiver circuit has been(More)
Interconnect has become a major issue in deep sub-micron technology. Even with copper and low-k dielectrics, parasitic effects of interconnects will eventually impede advances in integrated electronics. One technique that has the potential to provide a paradigm shift is optics. This project evaluates the feasibility of optical interconnects for distributing(More)
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