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This paper deals with the considerations associated with the design of high-speed high-power-density laminated-rotor induction machines (IMs). The considerations discussed are described by the design of an actual 10-kW machine, which runs at speeds of up to 75 kr/min with a rated power density of 28 MW/m3 for an electrically assisted turbocharger. Using a developed multidomain design environment which puts equal weight on the electromagnetic, mechanical, and thermal aspects, the rotor split ratio, electric and magnetic loadings, lamination material, rotor-bar material, and rotor-bar shape are identified as important and sensitive parameters in the design of high-speed IMs. Finally, general guidelines for designing high-speed high-power-density IMs are presented.