Overview: 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. Accellera was founded in 2000 from the merger of Open Verilog International and VHDL International.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.accellera.org/activities/
IPR Policy: Available at: http://www.accellera.org/about/policies/Accellera_Systems_Initiative_IPR_Policy_January_22_2013_FINAL.pdf
Current Status: Active