A list of few papers related to Physical Design aspect of IC Design is given below.

  1. Das, Fan, Chen, Tan, Checka, Reif, "Technology, Performance and Computer Aided Design of Three-dimensional Integrated Circuits", ISPD 04, April 18-21, 2004, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  2. Das, Chandrakasan,Reif, "Design Tools for 3-D Integrated Circuits", IEEE 2003 0-7803-7659-5
  3. Jason Cong , Sung Kyu Lim, Performance Driven Multiway Partitioning (2000), In Proc. Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference
  4. Lagadec, Lavenier, Fabiani, Pottier, "Placing, Routing, Editing Virtual FPGAs" Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications Pages 357-366
  5. Ralph Kling, P Banerjee, Optimization by simulated evolution with applications to standard cell placement, ProceedingDAC '90 Proceedings of the 27th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference Pages 20-25
  6. J.P. Cohoon and W. D. Paris, "Genetic Placement," IEEE Trans. Computer-Aided Design, pp. 956-964, Nov. 1987.
  7. Gupta, S., Hilbert, M., Hong, S., and Patti, R. 2004. Techniques for producing 3d ics with high-density interconnect. In Proceedings of the 21st International VLSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference. Waikoloa Beach, HI.
  8. A. Rahman, A. Fan, J. Chung, and R. Reif. Wire-length distribution of three-dimensional integrated circuits. In Proc. IITC, pages 233--235, 1999.
  9. Arifur Rahman , Shamik Das , Anantha P. Chandrakasan , Rafael Reif, Wiring requirement and three-dimensional integration technology for field programmable gate arrays, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, v.11 n.1, p.44-54, February 2003 [doi>10.1109/TVLSI.2003.810003]


  • Each student-group (the group will be same as the lab group) has to select one paper from the list
  • Each student in the group has to study the paper selected and write a review of the paper.
  • Each student has to submit the review of the paper.
  • Copying the review written by other will bring zero marks to whole group. You can do joint study, but the review report is to be written separately.
  • Review report should not exceed more than 07 single sided A4 paper.