Agilent Technologies Representative Re-elected to PCI-SIG(r) Board of Directors
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Rick Eads, senior PCI Express(r) program manager in Agilent’s Digital Test Division, was re-elected to the PCI-SIG board of directors. The PCI-SIG (originally formed as the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group) develops and manages the PCI bus specification, the industry standard for a high-performance I/O interconnect for transferring data between central processing units and peripherals. Currently, the PCI-SIG manages the PCI, PCI-X(r) and PCI Express standards.
Eads was first elected to the PCI-SIG board in 2007. Board membership requires yearly ratification via a member-wide election process. Agilent has supported the PCI-SIG and its membership with dedicated test products since the organization’s formation in 1992. By providing active leadership to the continued development of the PCI standard, Agilent helps the PCI-SIG shape future test requirements.
“We are very pleased that the PCI-SIG membership has elected Rick to represent Agilent on the board for a second term,” said Sigi Gross, general manager of Agilent’s Digital Test Division. “PCI Express is an important area for us. Having Rick serve on the board helps the PCI SIG and helps Agilent ensure that the membership has the solutions needed to test PCI Express products under the latest revision of the standard - including PCI Express 3.0.”
Eads has 22 years of experience with Hewlett Packard Co. and Agilent Technologies. In addition to his role on the PCI-SIG board of directors, Eads serves as a member of the PCI-SIG Serial Enabling and Electrical working groups, and has authored and contributed to PCI Express test procedures and related collateral.
The PCI-SIG has approved Agilent’s DSO80000 and DSO90000 Infiniium oscilloscopes and E2960 Series protocol analysis tools for official compliance testing for both the PCI Express 1.0/1.1 and 2.0 standards.
The PCI-SIG continues to evolve the PCI standard to meet the industry’s needs. Through interoperability testing, technical support, seminars and industry events, the PCI-SIG enables its members to generate competitive and quality products. For additional information on the PCI-SIG and its specifications, go to www.pcisig.com.
PCI Express, PCI-X and PCI-SIG are registered trademarks of the PCI-SIG.
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