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Accellera, OSCI merger approved

Posted: 07 Dec 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductor market  market share  acquisition 

EDA and intellectual property (IP) standards development organisations Accellera and the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) announced that their members and boards have approved their merger.

The merged company—Accellera Systems Initiative—is chartered to create comprehensive system-level and semiconductor design standards to benefit the electronic design community by facilitating efficient collaboration among its worldwide members.

In June,Accellera and OSCI had signed a memorandum of understanding to form a single organisation that would leverage the complementary EDA standards efforts of both groups.

"Our new organisation is chartered to address the growing and complex needs of the semiconductor and electronics industries by developing electronic design standards that allow them to create and manufacture products quickly in our rapidly changing market place," said Shishpal Rawat, Accellera Systems Initiative chair. "With our newly combined organisation, we can efficiently accelerate the development of system-level and IP standards across multiple design environments, to increase electronic design productivity and lower the cost of designing ICs and embedded systems."

"Our unification and collaborative standards' plans are significant steps that better address the needs of the system and semiconductor design communities worldwide," added OSCI chair Eric Lish. "Accellera Systems Initiative gives our members and stakeholders a better way to improve and extend their SystemC design productivity with industry standards that encompass system-level, RTL and gate-level design flows and IP."

"As Accellera and OSCI come together, we should expect accelerated development and adoption of standards across various ESL domains," said Gary Smith, industry analyst at Gary Smith EDA.

" We look forward to the continued work of the Accellera Systems Initiative to develop EDA and IP standards that elevate designer productivity and set the foundation to build the next generation of electronic products," said Judith Gorman, managing director, IEEE Standards Association.





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