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CHAPTER 11 Placement > 11.1 Introduction - Pg. 635

CHAPTER Placement Chris Chu Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 11 ABOUT THIS CHAPTER Placement is the process of determining the locations of circuit devices on a die surface. It is an important stage in the VLSI design flow, because it affects routabil- ity, performance, heat distribution, and to a less extent, power consumption of a design. Traditionally, it is applied after the logic synthesis stage and before the routing stage. Since the advent of deep submicron process technology around