Design Automation for Integrated Circuits

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Science  29 Apr 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4596, pp. 465-471
DOI: 10.1126/science.220.4596.465


With the ever-increasing complexity of integrated circuits, manual design methods have become intolerably slow and error-prone. The use of computers to automate some or all of the design process is necessary to minimize both design time and error incidence. In this article are discussed the design and fabrication of integrated circuits, selected techniques of design automation, and the problems associated with such automation.