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Formation 2000 (2000)
Purpose Standards
Official language

Accellera Systems Initiative is a standards organization that supports a mix of user and vendor standards and open interfaces development in the area of electronic design automation and IC design and manufacturing. It is less constrained than the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is therefore the starting place for many standards. Once mature and adopted by the broader community, the standards are usually transferred to the IEEE.[1]

Accellera was founded in 2000 from the merger of Open Verilog International and VHDL International.


In June 2009 a merger was announced of Accellera and another major EDA organization, SPIRIT Consortium, a standards organization focused on developing standards for IP deployment and reuse.[2]

In December 2011 Accellera and Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) approved their merger, adopting the name Accellera Systems Initiative.[3]


Associate member companies have voting rights in all of Accellera's Technical Committees.

Corporate members have an additional right to be eligible for election to the Board of Directors. Corporate members (as of March 2012) include: [4]


The following EDA standards developed by Accellera were ratified by IEEE by 2010:[2]

The following EDA standards developed by Accellera:

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