VSI Alliance adds new members
By Richard Goering, EE Times
August 8, 2003 (2:30 p.m. EST)
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. Gaining new support from the semiconductor industry, the Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSIA) has added three new companies to its board of directors Agere Systems, ST Microelectronics, and TSMC. The ten-member VSIA board also includes Alcatel, Cadence Design Systems, Infineon Technologies, Mentor Graphics, Motorola, Sonics, and IBM.
The new board members will be represented by William Billowitch, manager of IP design reuse and development at Agere Systems; Peter Hirt, program manager at ST Microelectronics; and Andrew Moore, deputy director at TSMC. The new companies were approved unanimously by the existing board.
The VSIA is developing standards and specifications for the integration of silicon intellectual property (IP) from multiple sources. The organization has more than 100 member companies, including systems houses, semiconductor vendors, EDA vendors, and IP providers. New members within the past six months include Agere, UMC, GDA Technologies, and Dolphin Technology.