The Standards Game

Archive for November 2007

 

Call for nominations due 11/30: DASC Chair and Vice Chair

Elections are underway for Chair and Vice Chair of the Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC). Nominations are due this Friday, November 30, 2007. Any member of the DASC can nominate individuals for these important positions. If you are not a current member of DASC, you can join anytime. Visit the DASC home page for a […]

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From VSIA to IEEE, the IP Encryption standard continues on its way

The big standards news in July was about the Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSIA) closing operations and moving their successful products to other industry organizations. I’ll bet VSIA did a lot of soul searching before making this decision, which I think was the right one. I give them much credit for having the courage to […]

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So, you want to start a standard?

One of my colleagues asked me, “Karen, how does one go about creating a new standard?” There are different ways to start a standard, depending on your goals. Regardless of the path you take, the first step is to find other interested parties (both suppliers and customers) who are willing to put forth the effort […]

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Individual or Entity?

There are two main types of committees that create standards: individual and entity. Which is better for producing standards today? In an individual-based committee, the group is comprised of people representing themselves or the interests of their employers. Each person gets one vote. Membership fees are low or nonexistent. Services such as technical editing and […]

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Un-obituaries

Out of the clear blue sky, I recently heard from a colleague with whom I had worked 20+ years ago. He had stumbled across my face while searching for some silicon technology information, and he decided to send me an email to say hello. It struck me that I had received an “un-obituary” – a […]

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