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For example… (the OpenStand paradigm)

The design automation industry serves a global market. Semiconductor design is performed in countries all over the world. Our products rely on standards for quality and interoperability. SystemVerilog, UPF, UVM, and SystemC are just a few of the numerous standards we use that were developed under the OpenStand paradigm. The market-driven standards paradigm didn’t have […]

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OpenStand Principle 5: Voluntary adoption

“Voluntary adoption” is the last principle of the OpenStand modern paradigm for global standards. Suppliers are free to choose whichever standards they want to implement in their products. Consumers are free to choose the products they prefer. The market determines the success of the standards. In our industry, this is a given. Market-driven standards are […]

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OpenStand Principle 4: Availability

The fourth principle, “Availability”, was challenging to develop, as you might imagine. Global standards must be readily available to everyone if they are to be adopted without barriers. OpenStand calls for standards to be made available under fair terms. In today’s world, some standards organizations give their standards away at no cost while others charge […]

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OpenStand Principle 3: Collective empowerment

“Collective empowerment” is the third OpenStand principle. It elucidates the power and value of global standards that help people everywhere, regardless of where they live and what government they have. The OpenStand paradigm describes collective empowerment as: “Commitment by affirming standards organizations and their participants to collective empowerment by striving for standards that:   are […]

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OpenStand Principle 2: Adherence to Principles

The second principle of the OpenStand modern paradigm for global standardization is “Adherence to Priniciples”. Before I say more, I have to explain the terminology a bit. It sounds like a circular reference, but it’s not. This principle is not stating “you must obey the law”. Instead it refers to the fundamental tenets of standards […]

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OpenStand Principle 1: Cooperation

The first principle of the OpenStand modern paradigm for global standardization is “Cooperation”. It is elaborated with “Respectful cooperation between standards organizations, whereby each respects the autonomy, integrity, processes, and intellectual property rules of the others.” There are hundreds, if not thousands, of organizations in the world that create standards to benefit society in countless […]

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The modern standardization paradigm is here: OpenStand!

A few months ago, I wrote about a new paradigm that is emerging for producing global standards that are driven by markets and industries. That paradigm is here now and guess what? It’s not really new at all. It’s been effectively used for decades as evidenced by such things as standards that the Internet is […]

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DAC 2012–Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In keeping with Kathryn Kranen’s tradition of asking the teen panel at DAC to give thumbs up and thumbs down on a variety of technologies, I thought I’d do a thumbs up, thumbs down on this year’s DAC itself from my perspective. In keeping with my own tradition of ending on a high note, I’ll […]

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Conversation Central lineup for DAC, June 4-6 2012

Every year it seems the Design Automation Conference comes faster. The 2012 venue is Moscone Center in San Francisco, and the show runs from June 3 through June 7. We have a great lineup of guests on Conversation Central again this year. All live shows will be video recorded and posted promptly on YouTube, iTunes […]

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Off topic, but the “World of Chips” is on YouTube

Taking a detour from The Standards Game for a day, here’s something you might find interesting too. I’ve been asked for many years to make a video out of my “World of Chips” workshop. It’s something I put together a long time ago to help non-technical people understand more about the semiconductor and EDA industries. […]

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