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IntroductionIntroductionIC layout is a very new field. Mask design has been with us for 30-odd years, but has only recently been considered a profession. People wanting to move into that profession—new college graduates and people wanting a career change—are required to know some extremely complicated principles. Likewise, experienced layout engineers find the complexity of modern IC processing requires an ever-increasing understanding of these fundamentals.Finding a reference that covers everything a layout engineer needs to know has up until now been difficult. Isolated sections of various other works briefly touch on some of the fundamentals that a layout designer should know, but comp…
Christopher Saint: IC Layout Basics: A Practical Guide. Introduction, Chapter
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