1394 Trade Association has a new set of 18 directors, elected by the membership to manage the 1394 Trade Association in 2001. The board will be led by returning Chairman James Snider of Texas Instruments and Vice Chair Max Bassler of Molex.
IEEE 1394 is the technical name for the Apple-developed FireWire digital interface technology. The 1394 Trade Association is a group dedicated to the “proliferation and advancement of IEEE 1394.”
Representatives from Apple, Agere (recently part of Lucent Technologies), Computer, Canon, Cypress Semiconductor, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, LSI Logic, Matsushita, Microsoft, Molex, NEC Electronics, Philips, Procomp (Taiwan), Sony, Texas Instruments, Yamaha, Yokogawa Electric, and Zayante were elected to the board of directors. Eric Anderson is the Apple rep.
“Last year, the 1394 standard expanded in new market sectors, including vehicles and instrumentation,” Snider said. “Also we expanded globally, into many parts of the globe. This year, we are focused on working very closely with our expanded international membership. With the election of Paul Hsu from Procomp, we have our first Taiwanese director. Paul also is a founder of the 80-member Taiwan 1394 Forum, with which the 1394 TA will establish very strong links.”
The 1394 Trade Association has over 165 members worldwide.