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Summary form only given, as follows. While process technologists are obsessed to follow Moore's curve down to nanoscale dimensions, design technologists are confronted with gigascale complexity. On the other hand, post-PC and post dotcom products require zero cost, zero energy yet software programmable novel system architectures to be sold in huge volumes and to be designed in exponentially decreasing time. How do we cope with these novel silicon architectures? What challenges in research does this create? How to create the necessary tools and skills and how to organize research and education in a world driven by shareholders value? Can you spare half an hour to reflect on these challenges to the design community?
Date of Conference: 4-8 March 2002