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Developer of first VHDL Simulator


Founded: 1969
Founders: John Miller, Jim Flanders, Jim Miller, Dan Lickly, Ed Copps

The company’s first big contract came through its NASA connections: to study the software development environment for the Space Shuttle. Developed a new language, HAL/S and associated compiler. Later, one part of the company proposed a unified DoD language, now known as Ada.

Later, Intermetrics was active in the development of VHDL and produced the first version of the language. It was handed over to the IEEE for standardization. The VASG (VHDL Analysis and Standadization Group) performed the work to create IEEE 1076-1987

  • Known for: VHDL, IEEE 1076, ADA
  • Type: Company




  • Intermetrics deprecated into AverStar in 1998. Name changed with the acquisition of Pacer Infotec.
  • Type: Company