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PC/104 Consortium taps Patrick Hopper to Chair Marketing Committee

PC/104 Consortium

LOS GATOS, CA – August 21, 2012 – PC/104 Consortium, the organization dedicated to expanding the use of small form factor embedded computing and I/O using PC/104 technology has named Patrick Hopper to head the Marketing Committee. Hopper will be working with the marketing committee on developing strategic campaigns to spread awareness and usage of PC/104. Patrick Hopper is currently a partner at OpenSystems Media, a leading publisher of eight embedded magazines including PC/104 & Small Form Factors.

“I am excited to have been selected for this position,” states Patrick Hopper, “I have been on the marketing committee for over 10 years and look forward to integrating some new campaigns at several of the leading tradeshows and developing a great online presence”

Jeff Milde, executive director for the PC/104 Consortium, expressed his enthusiasm by saying “We are absolutely thrilled to have Patrick Hopper guiding our marketing efforts for the Consortium. Along with his history of PC/104 and working with the Consortium, he brings knowledge and experience in multiple social media platforms. He will lead us to a new level of communication and interaction with our members and customers.”

About the PC/104 Consortium

PC/104, in use since 1987, is a small form factor, embedded PC physical and electrical interface standard that incorporated the XT and AT ISA buses found in desktop computers at that time. The PC/104 Consortium was established in 1992 to promote and develop the PC/104 stackable computer concept. When demand for a faster, higher bandwidth bus emerged, the PC/104 Consortium followed the desktop PC and added the PCI bus to complement the ISA bus. PC/104-Plus was introduced in February of 1997. By keeping the ISA bus and adding the PCI bus, this specification allowed an easy migration path for next-generation products while at the same time allowing for the leveraging of all PC/104 products available. While the PC/104-Plus specification defined a PCI only version, PCI-104 in 2001, it was not until 2003 that it was separated into its own specification. To meet the needs and demands of the embedded community now and into the foreseeable future, stackable PCI Express was added to the PC/104 architecture in early 2008 with the PCI/104-Express and PCIe/104 specifications. In 2004 and 2005 respectively, the EBX and EPIC form factors were adopted, both of which support all of the PC/104 Consortium’s bus specifications: PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, PCI/104-Express and PCIe/104.

The PC/104 Consortium is the focal point for the entire PC/104 industry including manufacturers and OEMs. The consortium’s website at provides a portal for information on current PC/104 architecture specifications, product offerings, news and events and an environment to advance and develop PC/104 architecture specifications that are consistent, stable, and compatible for long-term use.

The PC/104 logo, PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, PCI/104-Express, PCIe/104, EBX, EBX Express, EPIC, EPIC Express are trademarks of the PC/104 Consortium in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders