The Standards Game

Dear Readers, It is an honor – and humbling – to let you know that I have been elected to be the 2017 President of the IEEE. Details can be found here. It is possibly the biggest step in my entire career, and I look forward to serving the over 400,000 members and 1,200 professional […]

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There are three active standards projects that address low-power design. They complement each other and are used for different aspects of low-power design. The three are: IEEE Standard P1801, also known as the Unified Power Format (UPF), IEEE P2415, and IEEE P2416. In IEEE-speak, the “P” at the beginning of the number means that it is […]

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Hello, Everyone – You might have heard that I have been on a new adventure. I am a candidate for President of the IEEE! Yes, the entire IEEE. I was truly honored to have been encouraged by the IEEE and Synopsys to apply for possible candidacy. After four rounds of vetting, the IEEE Board of […]

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Actually, this is not my first post, of course. But I realized that I had been neglecting my blog. I have an excuse. I am a candidate for 2016 IEEE President-elect! It’s a huge opportunity and the campaign has been keeping me busy. Here’s more info: IEEE elections My website My Facebook page Apparently, people […]

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One of the most – if not *the* most – contentious and complicated aspects of standardization is when patents are involved. The courts are full of cases that involve Standard-Essential Patents, which are patents that will necessarily be infringed upon when a standard is implemented. In October 2012, the United States Department of Justice set […]

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The discussion about the Internet of Things is nothing but lively. Already companies and standards organizations are developing new standards and leveraging existing ones to make IoT a reality. Here’s an article from CNN.com about Qualcomm’s move to create an interoperable platform for IoT with a couple statements from me. (The comments from the general […]

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Coming soon – April 10th, 2014 to be exact – is an Internet of Things event you might find informative. Hosted by SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the semiconductor industry, at their headquarters in Silicon Valley, the morning event promises to be interesting. The event’s title, “The Silicon Valley […]

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No matter what you think about Edward Snowden – sinner, saint, or something else – he had some interesting things to say yesterday at the SXSW interactive festival. He broadcasted live from Russia via Google+ Hangout into several large halls in the Austin Convention Center which were packed with thousands of people. The session was […]

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Here’s to the New Year 2014 for The Standards Game, and kudos to all for your accomplishments in 2013. 2013 proved to be a fruitful year for the Liberty Technical Advisory Board (LTAB), an IEEE-ISTO industry standards board, which guides the open-source Liberty™ library modeling standard, an important and essential component to the chip design […]

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Here’s a small, end-of-the-year collage of standards news and links you might find interesting. It’s been quite a year, and 2014 is sure to be even better. Photos from the first annual IEEE Symposium on EDA Interoperability In light of current events surrounding allegations of government spying, the OpenStand principles could help restore the public’s […]

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