The Standards Game

Archive for June 2009


Good move in the Standards Game: Accellera/SPIRIT merger

Two of the standards-setting organizations in the EDA industry are going to merge. This is a good move in the standards game. Accellera, which creates standards for design and verification, and the SPIRIT Consortium, which produces standards for IP block reuse, have announced that they will combine forces. I look at it from two perspectives […]

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Posted in 1. Life in the Standards Lane | 2 Comments »


Social Media: DAC recognizes a new dimension and Synopsys hosts “Conversation Central”

Next month, the 46th Design Automation Conference will recognize a new dimension: social media conversations. Social media is emerging as a new “standard” for communicating with customers, coworkers, friends, and family. My company, Synopsys, and I are going to host a series of intimate-yet-open discussions focused on social media-related topics of particular interest to the […]

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Posted in 4. Be There or Be Square | 3 Comments »