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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.

Accellera Systems Initiative
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 is a forum for educational and promotional activities regarding new semiconductor manufacturing approaches based on electron beam (eBeam) technologies. 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 eBeam technologies throughout the semiconductor ecosystem. Members and advisors for the initiative span the semiconductor ecosystem. Cadence is an eco-system member of the eBeam initiative.

Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC)
The Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) is the international association of companies developing EDA tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products. The EDAC mission is to promote the health of the EDA industry, and to increase awareness of the crucial role EDA plays in today's global economy. EDAC has a number of committees focused on issues of common interest where members can meet to influence and stay abreast of industry initiatives.

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.

The IEEE is the largest non-profit, 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. The IEEE publishes a third of the world's technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics and is a leading developer of international standards that underpin many of today's telecommunications, information technology and power generation products and services.

Cadence has active participants on number of working groups and committees for: P1076 VHDL, P1647 e languages, P1666 SystemC, P1735 IP Encryption, P1800 SystemVerilog, P1800.2 UVM, P 1801 –Low Power Design & Verification, P2415 Low Power Hardware Abstraction, P2416 Low Power Modeling and the Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC).

Si2 is a non-profit organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on the development and adoption of standards to improve the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured. Si2 represents approximately 90 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world. Cadence is a contributing member in number of Si2 based Coalitions and TABs, including OpenAccess and Compact Model Coalition.

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.