The Standards Game

Archive for July 2009


A new dimension in the standards game

I had an interesting experience at the Design Automation Conference this week. We (the EDA industry and our customers) created and adopted a standard in just 10 days. Seriously. It wasn’t a standard for exchanging design data – the type of EDA standard I’m used to at Synopsys. Instead, it was a standard for communication […]

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Posted in 1. Life in the Standards Lane, 4. Be There or Be Square | 8 Comments »


The best ever DAC standards booth

Again this year, Synopsys is sponsoring a standards booth at the Design Automation Conference. I bet you think I’m going to say it’s the best ever standards booth. It’s going to be great, for sure, with an impressive line-up of speakers (see below for details) and in-depth information about key industry standards. But I have […]

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Standards and other goodies at DAC – July 27-30, 2009

We have a lot of treats for you at this year’s Design Automation Conference. Synopsys is offering “Hot Technology and Cool Solutions”, and we have a rich menu of events for you to choose from. My blog focuses on standards, so I’ll highlight standards-related events in this post. Plus, I’m spearheading our social media activities at DAC and have […]

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