Timing, timing, timing! That is the main concern of a digital designer
charged with designing a semiconductor chip. What is it, how is it
described, and how does one verify it? The design team of a large
digital design may spend months architecting and iterating the design to
achieve the required timing target. Besides functional verification, the timing
closure is the major milestone which dictates when a chip can be released
to the semiconductor foundry for fabrication. This book addresses
the timing verification using static timing analysis for nanometer designs.