Accellera, the electronics industry organization focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, announced today its Board of Directors for the 2007/8 membership year. The election was held at the Accellera Board meeting at the Design Automation Conference last month.
Accellera's membership includes both Corporate and Associate members. Corporate members are eligible to serve on the Board. It now counts 25 member companies representing system companies, semiconductors houses, IP providers, and EDA vendors. The mix assures a balanced approach to identifying areas were standardization will increase the industry's productivity as well as insuring that every point of view is considered during the development of a proposed standard.
System companies are represented on the Board by IBM, Nokia, Rockwell Collins, and Sun Microsystems. In addition to IBM, Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, and Texas Instruments provide valuable input from a semiconductor manufacturer point of view.
ARM Ltd. and Denali represent IP vendors, although both of them can also be counted in the EDA vendors camp. Finally tool vendors are represented on the Board by Cadence, Magma, Mentor, Novas, and Synopsys. Of course both Mentor and Synopsys are also providers of IP blocks.
One of the main responsibilities of the Board is to direct and manage the development of standards by the various working groups within the organization. The bulk of the development work has so far resulted in IEEE standards.