September 30, 2008--W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of high performance cable assemblies, has joined the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group dedicated to the promotion of Ethernet technologies. Gore will specifically play a key role in the advancement of developing Ethernet copper cable interconnect technologies. Currently, this includes GORE SFP+ and QSFP Copper Cable Assemblies, which are designed for the high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise networking, and network storage markets, and are also suited for emerging 10- and 40-GbE applications.
Gore's SFP+ cable assemblies comply with the SFF-8431 standard, while designed to provide a low latency, reduced jitter, and a maximum signal eye opening, at lengths up to 25 meters with active copper technology and 15 meters with passive copper technologies.
"We are very proud to join the Ethernet Alliance," says Russ Hornung, Gore's business development representative for advanced digital interconnects and the company's primary Ethernet authority. "We believe that Gore can offer highly reliable copper cable interconnect technologies to reduce system costs, reduce
power requirements and improve signal integrity. Gore is devoted to improving interoperability and helping the Ethernet Standard to prosper."
The Ethernet Alliance was created to promote industry awareness, acceptance and advancement of technology and products based on existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards. The organization aims to provide a cohesive, market responsive industry voice on IEEE 802 Ethernet projects. The Alliance also strengthens industry relationships and improves interoperability and performance for end users.