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Integrated circuits, and design and manufacture thereof

United States Patent

April 18, 2006
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A representation of a macro for an integrated circuit layout. The representation may define sub-circuit cells of a module. The module may have a predefined functionality. The sub-circuit cells may include at least one reusable circuit cell. The reusable circuit cell may be configured such that when the predefined functionality of the module is not used, the reusable circuit cell is available for re-use.
Auracher; Stefan (Baierbrunn, DE), Pribbernow; Claus (Munchen, DE), Hils; Andreas (Unterhaching, DE)
LSI Logic Corporation (Milpitas, CA)
10/ 724,996
December 1, 2003
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under the terms of Contract No. DE-FC04-2000AL67017 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in this invention.