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A TESTABLE STANDARD CELL FAMILY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005584D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-17

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Mark David Warlick

Abstract

The growth in the application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) marketplace is predicted to be at a compound growth rate of over 33% for the next five years. This represents a growth in the number of integrated circuits defined each year from a few hundred to several thousand. Each of these new circuits requires a test program to assure the manufactured part meets the design specifications. EDN estimated in its report, The Semicustom ICRevolutiont, that by 1991 75% of all test programs will be written by IC customers and 50% of all manufacturing costs will be test costs.