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)
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)
The strength of the high-end retail industry has traditionally been in marketing and branding while management and operational efficiency lagged behind. In the face of changing client demographics and increased competition, improving operations through better data management and utilization could prove promising. In this work, we attempt to do so by(More)
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