The Standards Game

Archive for 2008

 

Season's Greetings to All

As the year draws to a close, I want to wish all of you the very best during the holiday season. Let’s hope for a bright 2009. Take care, everyone – Karen

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Patent Claims in the Standards Game: SystemVerilog

Standards and patents are a flammable combination, IMHO.  Let me give you the latest example from my realm.  SystemVerilog, aka IEEE 1800, is an EDA industry standard language for hardware description and verification.  The IEEE P1800 working group is finishing up the next version of the standard, hoping to begin the balloting process in the […]

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IEEE-SA Jumps into the Pool (the Patent Pool)

I’m intrigued by the latest step forward by the IEEE Standards Association: they are jumping into the pool – the patent pool, that is.  Through a collaborative effort with Via Licensing Corporation, the IEEE-SA will cultivate patent cross-licensing.  The goal is to increase adoption of IEEE standards, and technologies that employ the standards, by reducing […]

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IEEE Standards Association Corporate Award 2008 Goes To…

Hello to my readers while I’m participating in the IEEE Standards Association meeting series in Florida (not a hardship since the weather is beautiful here and it’s snowing in Colorado).  In conjunction with the meetings, the IEEE-SA held its annual awards ceremony which was an enjoyable and festive event.  The IEEE-SA bestowed several prestigious awards to individuals and a […]

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Accellera wants to hear from you about its OVL standard

Accellera, which creates many of the standards in the EDA industry, wants your input on how to improve its Open Verification Library (OVL) standard. Because functional verification takes the majority of time in the IC design process, new techniques are in demand and in use for reducing this effort.  For instance, an assertion-based verification (ABV) methodology can […]

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Interoperability Programs: As Important to Customers as Ever

Today’s economic climate is challenging to everyone, needless to say. Purchase decisions are scrutinized and budgets are tight for customers and suppliers alike. Now, as always, customers want choices and complete solutions. Interoperability – and suppliers’ programs that promote it – are now as important to customers as ever. My company continues to be a […]

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My lightning talk at the ICCAD bloggers' BoF

Thanks to Sean Murphy and Ed Lee for orchestrating an interesting and enjoyable bloggers’ Birds-of-a-Feather session at ICCAD.  There were almost 30 people in attendance, and we had some lively discussion.  For those who missed my “lightening talk”, here is a summary.  I’d like to add pictures of my slides like John Busco did, but WordPress […]

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An Overview of the 21st Interoperability Forum

I’m attending the 21st Interoperability Forum in Santa Clara CA today.  We are continuing our 10-year tradition of providing technical and market-relevant information about interoperability to EDA tool developers.  As always, about a week after the event, materials from the Forum will be posted on our website. Rich Goldman, VP of Corporate Marketing and Strategic […]

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Don’t miss bloggers’ BoF at ICCAD – Nov 12, 2008

Next week, another bloggers Birds-of-a-Feather session will be held at ICCAD.  We will gather on Wednesday, November 12, from 4-6pm at the Doubletree hotel in San Jose, California.  The event will be in the Fir ballroom, and everyone is welcome.  Be sure to come – you don’t have to register for the conference. There are so many […]

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A less visible, yet important, ballot is underway: P1801

I don’t know about you, but I’ll be glad when the 2008 U.S. elections are over.  I mailed in my ballot this week and am now immune from those working hard to sway my vote.  I am honored and grateful to live in America, and I hope for a healthy, reunified country with global consciousness in 2009. […]

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