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June 2013


From Communications of the ACM

Technical Perspective: Circuit Placement Challenges

For a semiconductor circuit with billions of transistors, finding desired locations of circuit components is a challenging task that substantially impacts circuit quality and manufacturing cost.


From Communications of the ACM

SimPL: An Algorithm for Placing VLSI Circuits

SimPL: An Algorithm for Placing VLSI Circuits

VLSI placement optimizes locations of circuit components so as to reduce interconnect. We propose an algorithm for large-scale placement that outperforms prior art both in runtime and solution quality on standard benchmarks.