Advantech and PICMG/PRC Association Co-host CompactPCI Forum in China

8/4/2004 - The 2004 PICMG/PRC Annual Meeting & CompactPCI Forum was successfully conducted by Advantech and the PICMG/PRC association on July 9th in Beijing China. Advantech, Intel, StarGen, Performance Technologies, and several local vendors were invited to present their solutions and products to help promote CompactPCI technology in China.

CompactPCI is an open system, which combines the best characteristics of VMEbus, i.e. rugged, high density, and modular Eurocard packaging system, with the low-cost, processor-independent aspects of PCI. It is widely adopted in the telecommunication, automation, and military/aerospace industries. According to a recent VDC report, the shipments of CompactPCI products using SBC architectures will exceed US$400 million dollars in 2004 and the compound annual growth rates are expected to be 3.5% (2002-2007).

To help introduce the latest CompactPCI developments into China, PICMG/PRC association and Advantech co-hosted the “2004 PICMG/PRC Annual Meeting & CompactPCI Forum” to assist CompactPCI deployment in the Industrial Automation and Telecommunication industries. The forum brought together over 400 attendees to learn about the latest CompctPCI developments and new products launched by Advantech, Intel, StarGen, and several local manufacturers. Advantech is one of the original CompactPCI advocators and devotees, and provides a complete CompactPCI product line, from various sized enclosures, to the most up-to-date CPU cards, to versatile I/O modules. To promote and help partners utilize this technology in China, a dedicated R&D team was setup at Advantech's Beijing office.

At the forum, innovative applications and solutions were demonstrated that focused on the automation & measurement, and telecommunications markets. In the morning session, there were several keynote speeches that discussed CompactPCI technology trends and applications. Mr. Chin Liu of Intel presented the strategy and product roadmap of “CompactPCI in embedded module communication.” Mr. Miguel Rodriguez of StarGen Inc, one of the international PICMG 2.17 committee members, announced details of StarGen’s latest products and applications. Dr. Leng of Sessia introduced embedded products in measurement systems for oil wells, SBC in high speed data acquisition, and embedded products in building control. There were two breakout sessions in the afternoon: “CompactPCI in automation & measurement” and “CompactPCI in telecommunications.” At the end there were showcase booths to demonstrate the latest applications and products.

Advantech, the global leading ePlatform Service provider based on Greater China as its homeland is committed to introducing cutting-edge CompactPCI products and applications to customers & partners in China. Advantech aims to be the interface for worldwide partners to find opportunities in China.

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