The Standards Game

Archive for April 2009

 

Standards for Mother Earth

Yesterday was Earth Day which reminded me to think about – and carry out – activities that help sustain our planet’s natural resources. Besides the obvious: reduce-reuse-recycle, turn off lights, lower the thermostat, drive slower (OK, I lied on that one), the work I do in the standards game actually contributes to the “green” movement […]

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Standards organization fees – are you getting your money's worth?

In a previous post, I discussed participation in standards activities and why the time cost of participation can be worth it. I said I would talk about the monetary cost of standards organization fees at a future date. That future date is today. My company, Synopsys, belongs to a lot of standards organizations. More than […]

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Items *do* shift during flight

It’s been a while since I’ve written a “Travel Tale”, and something happened on my flight yesterday that I wanted to share. The woman who had the seat across the aisle from me was hit in the head by a laptop that fell out of an overhead bin. What does this have to do with […]

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Nuts (and bolts) about 1801

You could say I’m nuts about 1801. I’ve written about this standard for low power design many times, such as its open environment within IEEE and Accellera, the fact that users and vendors alike developed it, and how real customers have been using it as a successful, working standard. From the day that two leading […]

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