The Standards Game

Archive for December 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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