Interconnection Lengths and WLSI

David K. Ferry

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It is found that average interconnection lengths in a very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit that is functionally partitioned do not continue to increase as device sizes are scaled down and chips become more densely packed. Although pin requirements still increase, this increase is much smaller than expected from common expressions of Rent's Rule. These results suggest that the important dimension in VLSI is of information flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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