Where Will the Silicon Be Consumed?
Performance, performance, performance...
Critical role of “communication”
Importance of power density and reliability-related factors
“ASIC” migrates to “System-on-a-Chip”)
Personal portable applications
Rapidly evolving consumer-oriented markets
Interfaces to sensors, actuators, RF/analog media
These Markets are Characterized by:
Increasing system complexity
: in the design itself, but more
in the environment of the design
rapid evolution of products through