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Industry Memberships 

Because Cadence wants to create the best quality products and make them as easy to use as possible, we firmly believe in working with industry organizations and adhering to standards wherever possible. Where standards and organizations don't exist, we've helped to create them. Listed below is more information about the organizations and standards that Cadence proudly supports.

A non-profit electronics industry organization that drives the worldwide development and use of standards required by systems, semiconductor, and design tools companies that enhance a language-based design automation process. Cadence is a corporate member of Accellera.

eBeam Initiative
The eBeam Initiative provides a forum for educational and promotional activities regarding a new design-to-manufacturing approach, known as design for e-beam (DFEB). DFEB reduces mask costs for semiconductor devices by combining design, design software, manufacturing, manufacturing equipment and manufacturing software expertise. The goals of the Initiative are to reduce the barriers to adoption to enable more integrated circuit (IC) design starts and faster time-to-market while increasing the investment in DFEB throughout the semiconductor ecosystem. Members, advisors and the steering group, which span the semiconductor ecosystem, include: Advantest, Alchip Technologies, Altos Design Automation, Cadence Design Systems, CEA/Leti, D2S, Dai Nippon Printing, D. E. Shaw Research, e-Shuttle, eSilicon Corporation, Fastrack Design, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Magma Design Automation, PMC-Sierra, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, Tela Innovations, Toppan Printing, Virage Logic and Vistec Electron Beam Lithography Group. Membership is open to all companies and institutions throughout the electronics industry.

Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC)
An international association of companies developing design tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products.

Global Semiconductor Association (GSA)
GSA's mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation.

A non-profit, technical professional association serving public interest and members in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. Cadence has active participants on working groups for: P1076 VHDL, P1364 Verilog, P1497 SDF, P1499 OMF, and the Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC).

An industry association dedicated to making a common standard for IP core interfaces that facilitate "plug and play" SoC design.

OpenAccess Community (Si2)
A group of electronics companies and EDA vendors, sponsored by the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), focused on providing true interoperability among IC design tools.

Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI)
The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) is an independent, not-for-profit association composed of a broad range of organizations dedicated to defining and advancing SystemC™ as an open industry standard for system-level modeling, design and verification. SystemC is a language built in C++ that spans from concept to implementation in hardware and software. The IEEE Standards Association approved the standard for the SystemC library as IEEE Std. 1666™-2005.

IPC-2581 Consortium is a group of PCB design and supply chain companies whose collective goal is to enable, facilitate and drive the use of IPC-2581 in the industry. It is devoted to accelerating the adoption of IPC-2581 as an open, neutrally maintained global standard to encourage innovation, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Members of the IPC-2581 Consortium include OEMs, EDA/DFM/CAM software companies, PCB fabricators, electronics assemblers and test companies. The Consortium is open to any PCB design and supply chain company that is committed to a roadmap for IPC-2581 adoption.