SOURCE: Accellera

May 04, 2005 08:00 ET

Reminder - Accellera Invites Electronic Design & Test Community to Its Compression Technical Committee Kick-Off Meeting, May 4th, Rancho Mirage, California

Open Committee to Work on Standard for Reducing Tests Cost

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2005 -- Accellera, the electronics industry organization focused on electronic design automation (EDA) standards (based in Napa, CA, USA), announced today that it will hold a kick-off meeting at the 2005 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) ( for its new Open Compression Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC). The organization is calling for participation and invites members of the electronic design and test community, tool users and suppliers, as well as academia, to attend and participate.

The TCC's goal is to develop an Open Compression standard for non-proprietary on-chip test data compression structures, reducing the cost of test and giving semiconductor companies as well as the design and test community more options for selecting DFT, ATPG and diagnostics products for their designs. The new Accellera TCC is supported by semiconductor companies as well as Accellera members.

Time:      8:00am - 9:30am
Date:      Wednesday, May 4th
Location:  Boardroom, The Lodge at Rancho Mirage, 68-900 Frank Sinatra
           Drive, Rancho Mirage (near Palm Springs), CA 92270,
           Phone: +760-321-8282
Contact:   To confirm your attendance, please email Mick Tegethoff at

8:00 - 8:10 - Introductions
8:10 - 8:20 - Presentation of objectives
8:20 - 8:35 - User community input
8:35 - 8:50 - Supplier community input
8:50 - 9:15 - Open discussion
9:15 - 9:30 - Logistics and next steps
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Accellera provides design 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 provided to the IEEE standards body for formalization and ongoing change control. For more information about Accellera, please visit

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