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IEEE Std 1500 supports cost-efficient testing of core-based SoCs. Several popular commercial cores have incorporated IEEE-1500-compliant wrappers, and many complex SoC designs have successfully employed a modular-testing strategy enabled by this standard. This special issue examines the usage experiences of this important standard. Also included in this issue of D&T is a Perspectives article from Intel's Gadi Singer on emerging computing trends, challenges of nanoscale device integration, and the resulting gigascale complexity. In addition, there are three general-interest articles on various topics.