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The Big Three in EDA Standards

Actually, this is not my first post, of course. But I realized that I had been neglecting my blog. I have an excuse. I am a candidate for 2016 IEEE President-elect! It’s a huge opportunity and the campaign has been keeping me busy. Here’s more info: IEEE elections My website My Facebook page Apparently, people […]

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The IEEE-SA is tackling thorny standard-patent issues

One of the most – if not *the* most – contentious and complicated aspects of standardization is when patents are involved. The courts are full of cases that involve Standard-Essential Patents, which are patents that will necessarily be infringed upon when a standard is implemented. In October 2012, the United States Department of Justice set […]

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An Internet of Things event for you

Coming soon – April 10th, 2014 to be exact – is an Internet of Things event you might find informative. Hosted by SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the semiconductor industry, at their headquarters in Silicon Valley, the morning event promises to be interesting. The event’s title, “The Silicon Valley […]

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Snowden and Standards

No matter what you think about Edward Snowden – sinner, saint, or something else – he had some interesting things to say yesterday at the SXSW interactive festival. He broadcasted live from Russia via Google+ Hangout into several large halls in the Austin Convention Center which were packed with thousands of people. The session was […]

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A major milestone – new variation standard established for Liberty

Here’s to the New Year 2014 for The Standards Game, and kudos to all for your accomplishments in 2013. 2013 proved to be a fruitful year for the Liberty Technical Advisory Board (LTAB), an IEEE-ISTO industry standards board, which guides the open-source Liberty™ library modeling standard, an important and essential component to the chip design […]

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Wake up, Europe! Open, market-driven standards can help you

Recently I participated in the 5th European Innovation Summit, held in Brussels at the European Parliament. The purpose of the annual summit is to bring perspectives from industry, academia, and government on how Europe can become more innovative. Innovation leads to industry, industry leads to jobs, jobs lead to a better economy. The theme of […]

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The new kid on the EDA interoperability block

There’s a new kid on the EDA interoperability block. It’s the IEEE Standards Association’s Symposium on EDA Interoperability. It will be held on October 14, 2013 October 24, 2013 at the TechMart in Santa Clara CA USA. The event is open to everyone and there is no cost to attend. But you do have to […]

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On the road and open Internet standards

The Standards Game has been on the road, participating in global events and activities that are shaping the future. (By “The Standards Game” I mean me – as President of the IEEE Standards Association, I’m exposed to all kinds of opportunities. Too bad I’m only one person as I’d like to participate in all of […]

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Who would have thought – standards and SXSW?

The South-by-Southwest is well known for its film, music, and interactive tracks. The annual SXSW festival (which sounds much more fun than “conference”) is held in Austin, Texas USA. This year it include more than 5,000 events that took place all over the city of Austin. I had always wanted to attend SXSW to see, […]

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What standards do we need now?

We are continuously scanning the landscape, looking for areas where new standards are needed for electronic design. Those of us in the standards game have had successes and failures in identifying the needs of the design community for ongoing improvements to interoperability. I have two questions for you, dear readers. 1. What standards should we […]

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