Accellera and Spirit complete merger
Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry organisations, Accellera and the Spirit Consortium have completed their merger. The new organisation takes on the Accellera name and will continue to develop electronic design language-based and intellectual property (IP) standards.
The new organisation has eight standardisation subcommittees operating. These standards include: SystemRDL (Register Description Language), IPtagging, Interface Technical Committee (ITC), Open Verification Library (OVL), Unified Coverage Interoperability (UCI), Verilog Analogue/Mixed Signal (AMS), Verification IP (VIP) and IP-XACT.
“Our merger with the Spirit Consortium benefits the worldwide electronic design community by combining our visions and leveraging our operational strengths in developing and delivering EDA and IP standards,” said Shrenik Mehta, Accellera chair. "The merged organisation with its broad and diverse participation base is positioned to develop future standards that meet the needs of the electronics industry."
“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,” said Ralph von Vignau, president of Spirit. “I am confident that the industry will utilise all Accellera has to offer to add value to the industry in the coming years.”