Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)

Fundamentals and Applications

  • David F. Barbe

Part of the Springer Series in Electrophysics book series (SSEP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. D. F. Barbe
    Pages 1-3
  3. J. L. Prince
    Pages 4-41
  4. R. K. Watts
    Pages 42-88
  5. P. Losleben
    Pages 89-127
  6. E. Swartzlander
    Pages 178-221
  7. H. H. Whalen
    Pages 222-254
  8. D. F. Barbe, E. C. Urban
    Pages 255-271
  9. R. I. Scace
    Pages 273-293
  10. David F. Barbe
    Pages 295-295
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 295-304

About this book


Even elementary school students of today know that electronics can do fan­ tastic things. Electronic calculators make arithmetic easy. An electronic box connected to your TV set provides a wonderful array of games. Electronic boxes can translate languages! Electronics has even changed watches from a pair of hands to a set of digits. Integrated circuit (IC) chips, which use transistors to store information in binary form and perform binary arithmetic, make all of this possible. In just a short twenty years, the field of inte­ grated circuits has progressed from chips containing several transistors performing simple functions such as OR and AND functions to chips presently available which contain thousands of transistors performing a wide range of memory, control and arithmetic functions. In the late 1970's Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) caught the imagin­ ation of the industrialized world. The United States, Japan and other coun­ tries now have substantial efforts to push the frontier of microelectronics across the one-micrometer barrier and into sub-micrometer features. The achievement of this goal will have tremendous impl ications, both technolo­ gical and economic for the countries involved.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David F. Barbe
    • 1
  1. 1.Office of ASN (R,E&S)The PentagonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88642-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88640-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5734
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