SOURCE: Accellera

Accellera, IEEE, standards, Electronic Design Automation

October 29, 2009 16:02 ET

Accellera Announces Call for Nominations for Its 2010 Technical Excellence Award Honoring Contributions to EDA Standards

Nominations Are Due Monday, January 18, 2010

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) -


Accellera, the electronics industry organization focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, invites the electronic design community to nominate an individual for its 7th annual Technical Excellence Award. Accellera's Technical Excellence Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of its Technical Subcommittee members in creating electronic design standards that benefit the EDA, semiconductor, intellectual property (IP) and electronic systems industries.


Accellera's Technical Excellence Award nominations are due Monday, January 18, 2010. Accellera's Technical Excellence Award is presented during Accellera's Design Verification Conference (DVCon), February 23-25, 2010, at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California.


For more information about Accellera and its EDA and IP standards please visit To nominate an individual, please visit For more information about DVCon, please visit

About Accellera EDA and IP Standards

Accellera provides a framework that enables the technical work of its committees, logistics and the infrastructure for obtaining and distributing funds and resources for EDA and IP standards, that when approved are available to everyone in the electronics community at no cost.

On June 11, 2009, EDA industry organizations, Accellera and The SPIRIT Consortium, announced that the organizations' Boards agreed to a merger of the two entities. The union improves the development of language-based and IP standards. Both organizations are aligned on the path to formalize standards through the IEEE.

Currently eight standardization subcommittees are operating. These standards include: SystemRDL™ (Register Description Language), IPtagging, Interface Technical Committee (ITC), Open Verification Library (OVL), Unified Coverage Interoperability (UCI), Verilog Analog/Mixed Signal (AMS), Verification IP (VIP) and IP-XACT™.

About Accellera

Accellera provides design and verification standards for quick availability and use in the electronics industry. The organization and its members cooperatively deliver much-needed EDA standards that lower the cost of designing commercial IC and EDA products. As a result of Accellera's partnership with the IEEE, Accellera standards are transferred to the IEEE standards body for formalization and ongoing change control. In 2010, Accellera will celebrate its 10th year anniversary. For more information about Accellera, please visit For membership information, please email

The SPIRIT Consortium and IP-XACT are trademarks of The SPIRIT Consortium Inc.

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