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7.4. Summary > 7.4. Summary - Pg. 168

168 CHAPTER 7 Timing Optimization for Two-Terminal Interconnects n The proposed via placement technique is compared to a wire sizing technique and exhibits a greater average improvement in interconnect performance. Wire sizing cannot effectively handle the nonuniformity of the interplane interconnects and the discontinuities due to the inter- plane vias. The via placement technique decreases the dynamic power consumed by the interconnects as compared to wire sizing techniques, since wider lines are not necessary. Timing-driven via placement can be an alternative to repeater insertion to improve the speed of 3-D interconnect systems. n n