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Abstract: Several research and development trends in the area of CAD for electronics are identified. CAD is presented as an essential tool for realizing creativity in the design of telecommunication and computer system hardware and software products. The use of analogies as a method to stimulate creativity is considered. The advantages and disadvantages of standardization in respect to creativity is discussed. After discussing some important properties and limitations of MOS (Metallic-Oxide-Semiconductor) devices, several important issues related to architecting future telecommunication and computer systems are presented. The impact of new media, especially graphic equipment, is considered. Possibilities for improving human-to-human communication about design and the importance of improving our educational activities are discussed.
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