The Standards Game

Archive for March 2008

 

Open Source = Standard iff …

Way back in the year 2000, Synopsys was the first to introduce open source standards to the EDA industry.  We decided to make our widely-adopted and very popular library format available for everyone, including all of our competitors, to use.  We upgraded its name from .lib to Liberty and launched a whole new model for […]

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How to Subscribe to my Blog

Colleagues and friends have asked me how they can subscribe to my blog.  They want to know right away when I post a new commentary or bit of news.  Telling them to check on Thursday because that’s my blog day isn’t a very good answer.  It puts a burden on them to remember to check, […]

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The 2nd Commandment for Effective Standards

In a recent comment, John Blyler asked if I had any thoughts on company employees in standards-setting bodies.  The context is the Broadcom-Qualcomm lawsuit in which Broadcom alleged that a Qualcomm employee sat on a standards committee.  The whole story is interesting in and of itself – and it’s not finished yet. For me, the story hit […]

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Meet me at SNUG San Jose, March 31st!

The Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) event in San Jose, California, is approaching fast.  This year, we will have a special “Meet the Bloggers” booth during R&D Night from 5:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. on Monday, March 31st.  I would truly enjoy seeing you and your colleagues there. If we’ve met before, you know that I’m friendly and love a good conversation.  […]

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Unified Power Format: A Real Standard with Real Adoption

The success of an industry standard is directly proportional to the extent to which it is adopted.  The Unified Power Format (UPF) is, without a doubt, a successful standard.  Numerous EDA suppliers and customers have pledged support for UPF, released tools that employ the standard, and utilized it within their design flows for low power […]

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Posted in 1. Life in the Standards Lane, 2. Skirmishes, Battles and All-Out Wars | 2 Comments »

 

All-Night Bowling (or Sleepless in Seattle)

The Seattle hotel in which I am staying this week has a special amenity: all-night bowling.  The bowling alley is located one floor above me, directly over my room.   When I checked in last evening, the gracious front desk staff asked if I had a floor preference for my room.  Tired and in need of sleep, […]

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