VLSI ( ETC/ETRX )
Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. VLSI began in the 1970s when complex Semiconductor and Communication technologies were being developed. The microprocessor is a VLSI device.
The electronics industry has achieved a phenomenal growth over the last few decades, mainly due to the rapid advances in large scale integration (VLSI) technologies and system design applications. With the advent of very large scale integration (VLSI) designs, the number of applications of integrated circuits (ICs) in high-performance computing, controls, telecommunications, image and video processing, and consumer electronics has been rising at a very fast pace. This trend is expected to grow rapidly, with very important implications on VLSI design and systems design.