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Micrometer-dimension n-channel silicon-gate MOSFET's optimized for high-performance logic applications have been designed and characterized for both room-temperature and liquid-nitrogen-temperature operation. Appropriate choices of design parameters are shown to give proper device thresholds which are reasonably independent of channel length and width. Depletion-type devices are characterized at room temperature for load device use. Logic performance capability is demonstrated by test results on NOR circuits for representative fan-out and loading conditions. Unloaded ring oscillators achieved switching delays down to 240 ps at room temperature and down to 100 ps at liquid nitrogen temperature.