The Standards Game

Archive for August 2009

 

Want to start a pop-up standards group? Consider this.

Over the quarter of a century that the electronic design automation industry has been in existence, standards efforts have come, stayed, and gone. Formal, semi-formal, and casual groups have taken ideas and needs from concept to success (or failure). As often as not, standards efforts started as a “pop-up” organization. A set of companies – […]

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Second Life + YouTube + standards = infotainment

I was treated to a bit of informative entertainment yesterday and thought I’d share it. The IEEE standardization process isn’t necessarily what you think of when you hear “entertainment”. (If it is, I suggest watching an episode of “Lost” instead.) Yet the IEEE-SA’s video production – developed in Second Life and posted on YouTube  – […]

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Back to our regularly scheduled standards… VMM

The bagpipes have played at the 46th Design Automation Conference. Customers and vendors have gone home. The Moscone Center is being readied for the San Francisco International Summer Gift Fair and the Gourmet Housewares Show which start in 2 days. So it’s time for me to get back to the standards game. I haven’t written […]

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