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Accellera: HDL Standards and Support Group Formed from the merger of VHDL International and Open Verilog International — initiates the standards for HDL based design.
ECIX (Electronic Component Information Exchange) The Electronic Component Information Exchange (ECIX) project is dedicated to designing standards for creation, exchange and use of electronic component information, including ASIC cores. The ECIX architecture and standards are extensible, unambiguous, well documented and are maintained under the direction of Si2.
Electronic Industries Association (EIA) The Electronic Industries Association is a national trade organization representing U.S. electronics manufacturers.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) The IEC is responsible for international electrical and electronics standards.
ISO – International Organization for Standardization ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
Internet Society
ITU – International Telecommunication Union
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) The Silicon Integration Initiative is a consortium of CAD vendors and user organizations with the purpose of developing industry standards for open ECAD environment integration.
STEP On-Line Information Service (SOLIS) (a service of NIST) ISO 10303, or STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data) is officially entitled “Product Data Representation and Exchange”  with the goal of enabling information exchange across the full engineering and manufacturing life cycle. is an International Standard that is being produced as a series of information models called “Application Protocols” (AP’s)
Virtual Socket Interface Alliance European More than 120 companies have come together under the banner of the VSI (Virtual Socket Interface) Alliance (VSIA) to address the critical technical issues facing the system-chip industry. The systems, semiconductor, intellectual property, and EDA companies which comprise VSIA share a common vision for a robust system-chip market, and are determined to address the technical barriers to the successful integration of reusable blocks. By focusing on the design methodologies and standards, VSIA is making a critical contribution to enabling the interchange of virtual components from multiple sources.
Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, was created in 1973 as a result of the merger of two previous European organizations: CENELCOM and CENEL. Nowadays, CENELEC is a non-profit technical organization set up under Belgian law and composed of the National Electrotechnical Committees of 30 European countries. In addition, 8 National Committees from neighbouring countries are participating in CENELEC work with an Affiliate status.