The heritage of mead & conway: what has remained the same, what has changed, what was missed, and what lies ahead [point of view]

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… CONTINUE READING