The 1394 Trade Association, has elected Apple’s Eric Anderson as its 2003 chairman, with Max Bassler of Molex Inc. as vice chair.
Anderson is an Apple FireWire architect. The 1394 group — an international organization “dedicated to the proliferation and advancement” of the 1394/FireWire standard — also set its next Compliance and Interoperability Workshop for Feb. 3-5 at the Embassy Suites in Burlingame, California.
The members of the 1394 Trade Association board for 2003 include: John Barber of NEC Electronics; Alan Berkema of Hewlett Packard; Scott Fierstein of Microsoft; Angela Lee of Mitsubishi; Sam Liu of Newnex; Larry Matola, Delphi Automotive; Richard Mourn, Quantum Parametrics; Declan O’Mahoney, Firecomms (Ireland); Jalil Oraee of Oxford Semiconductor (UK); Andreas Schloissnik of Yokogawa Electric; Cecelia Smith of Texas Instruments; Scott Smyers of Sony; Dave Thompson of Agere Systems; and Hans van der Ven of Panasonic.
The next Trade Association-sponsored Compliance and Interoperability Workshop in Burlingame will be the first in a quarterly series. The meetings provide a complete set of test suites designed to ensure that consumer, computer, and industrial products equipped with 1394/FireWire work together. At the fall 2002 workshop, a total of 63 nodes operated simultaneously during the event’s “Grand Melee.”