VLSI stands for "Very Large Scale Integration". This is the field which involves packing more and more logic devices into smaller and smaller areas. Thanks to VLSI, circuits that would have taken boardfuls of space can now be put into a small space few millimeters across! This has opened up a big opportunity to do things that were not possible before. VLSI circuits are everywhere ... your computer, your car, your brand new state-of-the-art digital camera, the cell-phones, and what have you.
VLSI Integrated Circuit (IC) with the latest technology can have a million or more components in it. Designing the IC, describing the design at different levels and the details required for fabrication, so that the IC can be tested satisfactorily are all challenging tasks - considering the size and complexity of ICs at this level.The complexity implies challenges that demand talent. A career in VLSI is rewarding as well as challenging.