Shmoo Plotting: The Black Art of IC Testing

  title={Shmoo Plotting: The Black Art of IC Testing},
  author={Keith Baker and Jos van Beers},
  journal={IEEE Design & Test of Computers},
“It was a cute little white, squash-shaped cartoon character created by Al Capp in his comic strip “Li’l Abner,” in 1948, see figure 1. Shmoos bred like rabbits and could produce any object at the drop of a hat. Since they loved to please humans, they would willingly pump out milk, eggs, filet mignon, caviar, or anything else if requested. At first glance Shmoos seemed to herald the arrival of Utopia. Unfortunately, a plethora of Shmoos meant that people quit their jobs, stopped paying taxes… CONTINUE READING
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