October 29, 2007 -- The 1394 Trade Association will hold its first quarterly meeting in Taiwan, from Nov. 13-17. The week-long meeting, which brings together leaders of the industry for 1394 (FireWire) technology from around the world, will be hosted by Comoss, Elka, ETC, and MainSuper, and will be held at the Landis Hotel in Taipei. For more information about the quarterly meeting, click here.
As part of the meetings, a Compliance and Interoperability Workshop begins on November 12. All companies are invited to participate at no charge. All products that pass will be eligible for the FireWire/i.LINK 1394-compliant logos. For more details on the compliance workshop, click here.
In addition, a 1394b Design Seminar will be held Friday, Nov. 16 beginning at 1 PM. The seminar will feature the following topics: 1394 market update (both 1394a and 1394b), 1394 Compliance Program, signal integrity testing, board layout for 1394b, cable power for HDD, add-ins, host adapters, and motherboards, and the correct assignment of GUIDs. More information on the design seminar is available here.
"Taiwan is an extremely important worldwide center of product development for the computer, peripherals and consumer electronics, and we are looking forward to holding our international meetings there beginning November 13," comments James Snider, executive director of the 1394 Trade Association. "Our sponsors are leaders in our important compliance and interoperability program. We value their tremendous support in working with us to ensure success at this important set of meetings."