PARIS EDA standards organizations Accellera and The Spirit Consortium announced they have completed their merger, and the new organization aims to further improve the development of electronic design language-based intellectual property standards. This was first announced in June 2009.
Accellera (Napa, Calif.) develops language-based standards used by system, semiconductor, IP and EDA companies. The Spirit Consortium is focused on developing standards for IP deployment and reuse.
The merged organization takes the name of Accellera, the organizations said in a joint statement. The Spirit Consortium name will continue to be associated with the organization's ongoing IP standardization efforts, they said.
The new organization aims to create formal standards through the IEEE and said it has eight standardization subcommittees operating. 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.
"The smooth process the merger has gone through and the high acceptance by the members is a good indication of the positive drive and future we can expect. This big step was the right thing to do and provides the industry with an effective forum to define and deploy standards," commented Ralph von Vignau, President of The Spirit Consortium.