Chip Design for Non-Designers: An Introduction

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A practical introduction to modern chip design methodologies. It is intended for manufacturing-oriented and other non-design professionals with an interest in the pre-tape-out design side. The book concentrates on functional, logic, circuit, and layout design using state-of-the-art methods and tools. More focus is given to the most popular design styles, including semi-custom design. Many practical and useful examples are included throughout.

Features & Benefits

  • This book will provide readers with working knowledge of modern chip design methodologies.
  • The examples, exercises, and bibliographical references included provide an excellent guide towards a direct use of the concepts learned.
  • Readers will become truly fluent in how one designs modern chips for many varied applications.


  • Manufacturers
  • Business leaders
  • Non-design professionals who need background on the technology of designing semiconductors

About the Author

Juan-Antonio Carballo is a Creative technology innovator and leader, who drives tangible results, leads industry direction, and directs investment, products and revenue. Experienced in operational and Venture Capital roles.

Held global revenue responsibilities for strategic customers, repeatedly met/exceeded revenue targets. Drove first-time partnership initiatives around open platforms with hundreds of partners globally. Founding Partner at cross-border VC firm. First Marketing leader at a VC-backed start-up.

Proven technologist for over 20 years, holding 30+ patents, numerous publications, and industry roadmap leadership. Experience in technology leaders: Amazon, NVIDIA, AMD, Broadcom, IBM, DEC, LSI, Accenture, etc.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 178
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9781593701062

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