The Standards Game

Archive for April 2010

 

The Twitter Tower – an industry standard?

It seems there’s a new industry standard emerging. The Twitter Tower. It’s showing up at tradeshows and conferences more and more. Last year at the 46th Design Automation Conference, my company (Synopsys) created a large pedestal and mounted monitors on it which showed Twitter feeds using two different applications: TweetDeck and one that my colleagues […]

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Standardization is globally challenging

In writing my book, “The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards”, I explored standardization challenges outside my regular field of electronic design automation. I was not at all surprised to find an abundance of stories about standards struggles in all kinds of industries. (Several of these stories are cited in the book.) EDA is not unique […]

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‘Robert’s Rules’ in an electronic age?

‘Robert’s Rules of Order’ are used in practically every standards committee meeting. They form the foundation for fair operations in the standardization process. The familiar,”I’d like to make a motion,” “I second the motion,” and “All in favor, say ‘aye’,” are some of the phrases that roll off the tongues of standards participants. ‘Robert’s Rules […]

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Highlights from the SNUG Designer Community Expo

Our traditional interoperability event at San Jose SNUG (Synopsys Users Group) underwent a major transformation this year. Seven communities were formed with our partners and suppliers to offer our customers a look into the latest solutions in the areas of system design, FPGAs, custom design and analog/mixed signal verification, compute platforms and social media, IC […]

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