Matthias Huber has been elected as the new vice president of the PC/104 Consortium. He will be responsible for the activities of the Consortium in Europe and share the work with the second vice president, Johnny Wang of Via Technologies, who represents the Consortium's interests in the Americas. Huber, a graduated precision engineer, is the director of the Embedded Modules Division at Kontron America and is responsible for the company's PC/104 and Computer-On-Module products.
Two of the Consortium's top priorities for Europe include increased awareness for the PC/104 and EPIC standards. Apart from public relations work, Huber also will turn his attention to the Consortium's top priorities for the upcoming term to incorporate PCI Express into the group's PC/104, EBX, and EPIC embedded computer form factor specifications. The effort to develop a PCI Express-enabled version of PC/104 was announced in July of 2006.
The third goal that Huber will pursue is the promotion of the Consortium's Products Directory, a huge online database containing several hundred I/O modules, CPU boards and other products related to PC/104: www.pc104.org/products/index.html.