Raminderpal Singh, appointed Implementation DWG Chair
Los Gatos, Calif. – April 7, 2003 – The VSI Alliance (VSIA) today announced the strategic merger of the activities of the Implementation/Verification (I/V), Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS), and Signal Integrity (SI) development working groups (DWGs) into the new Implementation DWG.
Raminderpal Singh, Senior Engineering Manager for the IBM Microelectronics Division and previously the co-chairman of the AMS DWG has been elected to the position of chairman of the Implementation DWG. Singh will spearhead the plan to develop a more streamlined, cohesive approach to developing physical implementation guidelines for IP providers.
"As process technologies scale, the need for thorough technical and up-to-date IP guidelines becomes critical to SoC design success," said Singh. "The alignment of the mature documents from AMS, SI and I/V DWGs is designed to assist the IP provider in the design and packaging of advanced digital and analog IP."
The mission of the Implementation DWG is to solve two major problems facing the industry today: 1) to bring together all the needed pieces for analog and digital IP core design in a timeto- market intensive SoC market; and 2) to provide a forum that encourages strong growth into critical areas, such as IP portability and migration. VSIA is ideally suited to provide the needed technical details for these areas, having both the experience and skill set, as well as the knowledgebase from already-developed standards and specifications.
"This new phase in the development work is a natural and significant step, and it brings together mature specifications and standards work already available," said Larry Rosenberg, Vice President of Engineering for VSIA. "By combining the efforts of all three DWGs into one DWG, we will consolidate our total resources while delivering a more comprehensive set of documents."
The VSI Alliance (VSIA) is an open, international organization dedicated to improving the productivity of System-on-Chip (SoC) development by specifying open standards and specifications that facilitate the integration of software and hardware Intellectual Property (IP) from multiple sources and by identifying and providing solutions to the business barriers that inhibit adoption of standards. The VSIA membership includes representatives from all segments of the SoC industry: System houses, Semiconductor vendors, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) companies, and Intellectual Property (IP) providers. Many companies have adopted the use of VSIA specifications, standards and documents. VSIA has wide industry participation with more than 120 member companies from around the world. Membership is open to any company with an interest in the development and promotion of open standards used in the design of SoC. For more information, visit the VSIA web site at www.vsi.org. Adoption of VSIA Specifications and Standards
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