PICMG is a consortium of companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. The members of the consortium have a long history of developing leading edge products for these industries.
Founded in 1994, PICMG's original mission was to extend the PCI standard, from the PCI Special Interest Group for use in non-traditional computer markets such as Industrial Automation, Medical, Military and Telecom. With the advent of fabric based transports PICMG specs have continued to evolve. This has resulted in a series of specifications that include CompactPCI®, AdvancedTCA®, AdvancedMC™, CompactPCI® Express, COM Express® and SHB Express®. Each specification has a unique PICMG identifier. Details on each specification, including those under development can be found in our Specifications Directory. These specifications are represented by many leading edge products from PICMG member companies, details of which can be found in our Product Directory.
PICMG's purpose is to offer equipment vendors common specifications, thereby increasing availability and reducing costs and time to market.
PICMG is headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The organization is led by a group of elected officers and is comprised of two levels of membership and an Affiliate level for specification subscriptions. Technical subcommittees, under the direction of the Technical Officer, are responsible for the development of PICMG specifications. PICMG is committed to open specifications, available to all and developed by member companies who represent a broad cross-section of the marketplace. To enable participation by companies both large and small, we have maintained an accessible dues structure.
PICMG is incorporated as a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization. The group's Bylaws are available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
|Joe Pavlat||President and Chairman|
|Doug Sandy||Vice President & Technical Director|
|Jess Isquith||Vice President of Marketing|
|Michael Munroe||Secretary & Treasurer|
There are a number of ways to obtain more information about the activities of PICMG and member companies.
For membership information or to obtain PICMG specifications, contact PICMG Headquarters as indicated below:
Inquiry Form: PICMG Inquiry Form Email: email@example.com Phone: 1-781-246-9318
(between 8:00am and 5:00pm Eastern US time)
Fax: 1-781-224-1239 Mail: PICMG
c/o Virtual, Inc.
401 Edgewater Place, Suite 600
Wakefield, MA 01880
PICMG has formal associations with the following organizations. These relationships have been established so each organization can benefit from the expertise of the other for the purpose of enhancing and coordinating the work of each organization. There is no legal or corporate relationship involved.