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Accellera

An industry standards organization covering electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP).
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Accellera is an industry standards organization covering electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP). The technical work is carried out by volunteers from EDA, IP, semiconductor manufacturing companies and design houses. Accellera was formed in 2000 as the merger of Open Verilog International (OVI) and VHDL International (VI). The SPIRIT consortium was merged into Accellera in 2009. In 2011 it merged with Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) and changed its name to Accellera Systems Initiative.

Accellera is an industry standards organization covering electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP). The technical work is carried out by volunteers from EDA, IP, semiconductor manufacturing companies and design houses.Accellera was formed in 2000 as the merger of Open Verilog International (OVI) and VHDL International (VI). The SPIRIT consortium was merged into Accellera in 2009. In 2011 it merged with Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) and changed its name to Accellera Systems Initiative.

HQ: Napa, CA, USA
Known for: Verilog, SystemVerilog, Open Verification Library, OVL, Verilog-AMS, Property Specification Language, PSL, Unified Power Format, UPF, Interfaces Technical Committee, ITC, Standard CoEmulation Interface, SCE-MI, Universal Coverage Interoperability, UCIS, VHDL, Universal Verification Methodology, UVM, IP-XACT,
Web: URL
Other names: Accellera Systems Initiative

Inventions:
Unified Power Format in 2007
Property Specification Language in 2003
SystemVerilog in 2002
SystemVerilog 3.0 released June 2002

Acquisitions
Merged with Open Verilog International and VHDL International to form Accellera in 2000

Accellera deprecated into Accellera Systems Initiative in 2011. Name change with the incorporation of Open SystemC Initiative.

  • Type: Standards Group