Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Accellera and Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) unite to form Accellera Systems Initiative

NAPA, USA: Accellera and the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), two industry organizations focused on the creation and adoption of electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP) standards, announced that their members and Boards have approved their merger, and they have united to form Accellera Systems Initiative.

The new organization leverages the complementary efforts of both organizations and 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.

The convergence of system, software and semiconductor design activities to meet the increasing challenges of creating complex system-on-chips (SoCs) has brought to the forefront the need for a single organization like Accellera Systems Initiative to create new IP and EDA standards.

“Our new organization 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 organization, 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.”

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