2005 PCI-SIG Asia-Pacific Developers Conference in Beijing, Tokyo and Taipei
Conference Sessions Present Newest PCI-SIG Specifications Direct from Authors and Architects
PORTLAND, Ore. – March 30, 2005 — The PCI-SIG®, the Special Interest Group responsible for PCI Express™ architecture, today announced the 2005 PCI-SIG Asia-Pacific Developers Conferences to take place in Beijing April 11 and 12; in Tokyo on April 15; and in Taipei on April 18, 2005. The conferences offer intensive technical sessions to engineers who are developing with PCI-SIG technologies in increasingly key technology development regions.
PCI-SIG experts, including some of the original authors and architects of both PCI Express and PCI-X 2.0 specifications, will lead the training sessions on the core architecture, protocol definitions, electrical signaling and compliance requirements for these PCI-SIG technologies. In addition to technical sessions, the following leading companies will showcase the latest developments and designs based on PCI-SIG technologies:
"The Asia-Pacific region is very important to PCI-SIG and we are committed to enabling our local members to successfully develop products using these technologies," said Tony Pierce, chairman of the PCI-SIG. "Hardware design engineers, driver developers, engineering managers and systems architects in all areas of the computing and communications fields will find this an invaluable and timely event."
For the PCI-SIG’s inaugural visit to China, a special half-day introductory session will be offered in Beijing on April 11. This event is open to anyone – including companies that are not currently members of the PCI-SIG. Developers in Beijing will find more information available by visiting http://www.pcisig.com/events/devconapac05/beijing/beijing_signup/.
All developers are also welcome to attend the events in Tokyo and Taipei. Member companies receive free admittance to the conferences. For online registration and more information about the conferences, please visit www.pcisig.com/events/devconapac05.
The following hotels will host the 2005 PCI-SIG Asia-Pacific Developers Conferences.
Benefits of PCI-SIG Membership
PCI-SIG members can participate in the review of all PCI specifications before they are released to the industry. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit the PCI-SIG Web site at www.pcisig.com/membership. PCI-SIG members develop and maintain PCI Express specifications and are actively involved in defining compliance criteria and checklists, as well as 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 our organization with necessary claims of patent embodied within our 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. The proper use of the PCI Express trademark and logo by members in product promotion is described in the PCI-SIG logo usage guidelines available at http://www.pcisig.com/developers/procedures/logos.
About the PCI-SIG
The PCI-SIG is the Special Interest Group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines and implements new industry standard I/O (Input/Output) specifications as the industry's local I/O needs evolve. The PCI Special Interest Group was formed in 1992, and the organization became a nonprofit corporation, officially named "PCI-SIG" in the year 2000. Currently, more than 900 industry-leading companies are active PCI-SIG members worldwide. The PCI-SIG’s current directors are employed by the following PCI-SIG member companies: AMD, Broadcom, HP, IBM, Intel, LSI Logic, Microsoft, Phoenix Technologies, and Texas Instruments. For more information about the PCI-SIG, and PCI-SIG membership benefits, contact the PCI-SIG by phone, at (503) 291-2569 (within the United States), or by fax at (503) 297-1090, or visit the PCI-SIG Web site at http://www.pcisig.com.
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