chapter  13
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Very-high-speed digital integrated circuit design is a multidisciplinary challenge. First, there are several IC technologies available for very-high-speed applications. Each of these claims to offer unique benefits to the user. In order to choose the most appropriate or cost-effective technology for a particular application or system, the designer must understand the materials, the devices, the limitations imposed by process on yields, and the thermal limitations due to power dissipation.