Felix Kunz, CEO DIGITAL-LOGIC becomes vice-president of the PC/104 Consortium
Felix Kunz will represent the Consortium in Europe while the president, Jim Blazer from RTD Embedded Technologies, Inc., will represent the interests of the Consortium in the United States.
Luterbach, Switzerland July 2009. In May 2009 Felix Kunz was elected to the vice-presidency of the PC/104 Consortium. He is an engineer HTL, CEO and chairman of DIGITAL-LOGIC in Luterbach in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. Felix Kunz will represent the Consortium in Europe while the president, Jim Blazer from RTD Embedded Technologies, Inc., will represent the interests of the Consortium in the United States. Apart from the public relations work for the PC/104, established in 1992 and representing an extremely long-life embedded form factor, Kunz will also work intensely for the integration of the PCI-Express into the PC/104, EBX and EPIC embedded computer form factor specifications. Manufacturers of specialized expansion devices should benefit the most from the development of the CPU-Board-standards, in particular from the USB 3.0 and the fast PCI-Express variant with 5 GByte/sec.
The combination of PCI/104-Express peripheral cards with EBX-Express and EPIC-Express will be promoted. This includes, for example, 1-GBit-Ethernet-LAN-cards, ExpressCard-Adapters, 4 to 16 times frame grabbers, two SATA cards, an MXM-adapter with ATi-X2400- high speed graphics processor and various power supply devices.
Felix Kunz is looking forward to the new task: “I am glad to accept the duty of the vice-president of the PC/104 Consortium because efforts of standardization are very important to me. For months every Thursday, telephone conference calls occurred during which the highly dedicated international participants did the important work of the association.”
About PC/104 - The PC/104 Consortium and standard were established in 1992. In use since 1987, PC/104 is a small form factor, embedded PC physical and electrical interface standard. It provides embedded system designers with an architecture that is dense, cost-effective and based on proven, practical technology. PC/104-Plus, an extension that was added to the standard in 1995, incorporates PCI technology. Longevity is one of the hallmarks of the PC/104 technology. Because customers require stable, long-term supply, PC/104 module vendors typically offer products that do not change specifications as fast as commercial PC vendors. The proven reliability of PC/104 is valued by thousands of OEMs in application areas such as industrial control and instrumentation, military and aerospace, and medical.