I read this statement in a textbook on VLSI design:
Parallel divider use combinational circuits only, thus faster in operation than serial one, which has less hardware equipment
Here a serial divider is a sequential circuit which performs an operation repeatedly to get the result. Parallel divider is a purely combinational composed of full subtractors and multiplexers.
Why are the serial dividers slower than parallel dividers? Since the integrated circuit of a serial divider is smaller, I thought that the time taken for a signal to reach from one end to another should be lesser.