BittWare Joins StarFabric Trade Association as Founding Member

7/10/2002 - BittWare, Inc., an industry-leading provider of embedded SHARC® DSP products, announced today that it has joined the StarFabric Trade Association as a founding member. BittWare will collaborate with StarGen, a leading fabless semiconductor company and the original developer of StarFabric, and other trade association members to develop integrated DSP systems using the StarFabric interconnect technology.

"BittWare is pleased to be a founding member of the StarFabric Trade Association and to be collaborating with StarGen. Combining our integrated SHARC DSP system expertise with StarFabric interconnect technology will allow us to provide our customers with scalable, high-bandwidth DSP system solutions," said Ron Huizen, vice president of product development at BittWare. "StarFabric's PCI compatibility mode allows for seamless integration with existing systems." Huizen will serve on the association's board of directors.

Greg Whelan, acting director of the StarFabric Trade Association, said, "Bittware's DSP experience combined with StarFabric is an ideal solution for numerous embedded distributed processing applications. We welcome Bittware to the association and look forward to leveraging their expertise as we drive the StarFabric architecture forward."

The StarFabric Trade Association is a non-profit, open membership industry group comprised of a wide range of organizations that are actively involved in developing the StarFabric architecture. This architecture is the basis of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) standards PICMG 2.17 CompactPCI StarFabric specification and PICMG 3.3 AdvancedTCA StarFabric Specification. The association is also promoting awareness of the StarFabric switched interconnect technology. The founding members of the StarFabric Trade Association represent a broad spectrum of industry leaders who provide the diverse perspective necessary to ensure that StarFabric continues to meet the dynamic market requirements of the next generation of embedded and communications systems.

About the StarFabric Trade Association
The StarFabric Trade Association is a Massachusetts-based non-profit corporation. It is an open membership organization, with representatives from all aspects of the embedded and communication markets including semiconductor, software, board, platform, and end-system vendors. It owns and is solely responsible for maintaining and enhancing the StarFabric Architecture. The organization actively promotes StarFabric as an ideal switched interconnect technology for a wide range of embedded distributed processing applications. For more information, please visit

About BittWare, Inc.
Founded in 1989, BittWare, Inc. is the leading supplier of SHARC based DSP boards. BittWare exclusively uses Analog Devices' (ADI) SHARC technology to provide standard and application-specific DSP building blocks for high-performance, real-time signal processing applications. Product offerings address OEM needs from prototype-to-production and span a variety of platforms, including PCI, CompactPCI, PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PMC, and standalone.

SHARC is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc. CompactPCI is a registered trademark of PCI Industrial Manufacturers' Group. PC/104 and PC/104-Plus are trademarks of the PC/104 Consortium. All other products are the trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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