The Standards Game

Archive for May 2010

 

The Book! “The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards”

I’m excited to tell everyone that my book is now available! It comes in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and eBook through Amazon.com, Synopsys Press, and other book outlets. Rick Jamison, who created amusing cartoons for the book, and I are blatantly proud of our accomplishment. If you’ll be at the Design Automation Conference, stop by The […]

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Conversation Central is back at DAC – and online!

Last year, I helped create “Conversation Central” for the 46th DAC. It turned out to be a huge success. I received countless requests to do it again, so naturally I obliged. If you know me, you know I set the bar high for myself. Repeating the same kind of Conversation Central as last time would […]

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JEDEC tightened up its patent policy

The importance of a patent policy to a standards organization cannot be understated. I contend that mixing standards with patents is the most difficult aspect of standardization today. Intellectual property rights are valuable assets for their holders, and it’s appropriate that patent rights be protected. When a standard is developed that necessarily will infringe on […]

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The IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award

The IEEE has a prestigious award for individuals who make outstanding contributions to electrical and electronic engineering standards. This year I was appointed to the committee that will select the 2011 recipient. The award is called the “IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award”, and as the newbie on the selection committee I did a little research […]

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