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FCIA & FCIA-J span the Pacific.

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) and its sister association, the Fibre Channel Industry Association-Japan (FCIA-J), recently announced that its members have ratified the extension of the Fibre Channel roadmap to include 8Gbs Fibre Channel (8GFC) for copper backplanes and copper cable storage device interconnects. Fibre Channel is the major technology used in disk drives, drive controllers, intra-cabinet and short distance inter-cabinet storage area networking (SAN) applications. The vote supports the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committee development of the 8Gbs Fibre Channel electrical (copper) interface in its FC-PI-4 standard and ensures that Fibre Channel continues to provide the highest performance available for storage interconnects.

The FCIA is a nonprofit international organization of manufacturers, systems integrators, developers, systems vendors, industry professionals and end users. With 80 member companies and FCIA affiliates in the United States and Japan, FCIA is committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure to support a wide array of industry applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas. FCIA working groups focus on specific aspects of the technology, targeting both vertical and horizontal markets including storage, video, networking and SAN management.

For more information on FCIA, please visit their website:

www.fibrechannel.org

Or, to contact the FCIA, e-mail at info@fibrechannel.org or call 1-415-561-6270.

RELATED ARTICLE: FCIA Principal Members

Agere Systems

Agilent

Broadcom Corporation

Brocade Communications

Cisco

CNT

EMC

Finisar Corporation

Hitachi Global Storage

Technologies, Inc.

Hitachi Data Systems

I-TECH

IBM

JNI

McDATA Corporation

PMC-Sierra

Seagate Technology

Sun Microsystems

Xyratex International
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Title Annotation:Connectivity; Fibre Channel Industry Association; Fibre Channel Industry Association-Japan
Publication:Computer Technology Review
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9JAPA
Date:May 1, 2004
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