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PCI-SIG CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF PCI I/O LEADERSHIP, NEW TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS ON THE HORIZON
PCI-SIG members address industry demands for performance and form factor enhancements, laying the foundation for market expansion of PCI Express technology
BEAVERTON, Ore. – July 11, 2012 – PCI-SIG®, the organization responsible for the widely adopted PCI Express® (PCIe®) industry-standard input/output (I/O) technology, today announced new updates to meet the evolving demands of a variety of computing markets from high-performance storage to ultra-thin and light mobile devices. Increased performance and new form factors frame the organization’s unique focus as it delivers new, innovative technologies built upon the 20-year legacy of the Peripheral Component Interface (PCI).
This year also marks 10 years of PCI Express specification development. As a leading standards organization, PCI-SIG is now turning its focus to driving I/O technology forward through advancements in PCIe-attached storage, new form factors and performance enhancements for the PCIe specification.Increased Performance
New Form Factors
“Each new technical innovation is a testament to the importance of PCI-SIG, providing our membership and the computing industry with future-focused technology, ensuring that increased performance is among one of our top priorities,” said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG president and chairman. “We plan to celebrate 20 years of innovation by continuing to seek new ways to deliver PCIe technology across a variety of computing platforms.”
PCI-SIG members can participate in the review of all PCI specifications before they are released to the industry. PCI-SIG members develop and maintain PCIe specifications, including the PCIe 4.0 specification, and are actively involved in defining compliance criteria and other technical enabling collateral.
As an additional and extremely valuable benefit of PCI-SIG membership, members are given the right to receive patent licenses from any other member of the organization with necessary claims of patent embodied within the specifications. These licenses may be limited in scope to an implementation of a particular specification, but must be granted to all members on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. To join the PCI-SIG, visit www.pcisig.com/membership.
PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines industry standard I/O (Input/Output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members. Currently, there are more than 10,000 individuals participating from the PCI-SIG’s more than 800 industry-leading member companies. For more information and a list of the board of directors, visit www.pcisig.com.
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