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The Heritage of Mead & Conway : What Has Remained the Same , What Has Changed , What Was Missed , and What Lies Ahead

  title={The Heritage of Mead \& Conway : What Has Remained the Same , What Has Changed , What Was Missed , and What Lies Ahead},
  author={orderVLuca Carloni and Bernard Courtois and Hugo De Man and Antun Domic},
I was an undergraduate student when I read Introduction to VLSI Systems [1] for the first time, in the early 1980s; most likely a copy brought to Italy by Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli on the occasion of one of his summer visits to the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy); ‘‘the book’’ introduced me to a world full of new ideas, and contributed to changing the voyage of my life, from mathematics and computer programming to electronic design automation (EDA). At that time, the students… 
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