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A New Game

Dear Readers, It is an honor – and humbling – to let you know that I have been elected to be the 2017 President of the IEEE. Details can be found here. It is possibly the biggest step in my entire career, and I look forward to serving the over 400,000 members and 1,200 professional […]

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Three standards, one goal – better low-power design

There are three active standards projects that address low-power design. They complement each other and are used for different aspects of low-power design. The three are: IEEE Standard P1801, also known as the Unified Power Format (UPF), IEEE P2415, and IEEE P2416. In IEEE-speak, the “P” at the beginning of the number means that it is […]

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When will the Internet of Things arrive?

The discussion about the Internet of Things is nothing but lively. Already companies and standards organizations are developing new standards and leveraging existing ones to make IoT a reality. Here’s an article from CNN.com about Qualcomm’s move to create an interoperable platform for IoT with a couple statements from me. (The comments from the general […]

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End of the year standards news and interesting links

Here’s a small, end-of-the-year collage of standards news and links you might find interesting. It’s been quite a year, and 2014 is sure to be even better. Photos from the first annual IEEE Symposium on EDA Interoperability In light of current events surrounding allegations of government spying, the OpenStand principles could help restore the public’s […]

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Welcome to 2013 – no standards wars, please

2012 was relatively quiet in The Standards Game. At least for EDA, that is. Perhaps we as an industry have matured to the level of “Cooperate on Standards, Compete on Products”. I, for one, hope that peace continues to prevail in the standards arena in EDA and that no one has to be sent to […]

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