The 1394 Trade Association (Santa Clara, CA; www.1394ta.org) has elected a new set of 18 directors for 2001. The board of directors will be led by returning chairman James Snider of Texas Instruments and vice chairman Max Bassler of Molex. Elected to the board were representatives from Agere, Apple 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.
Snider says, "Last year, the 1394 standard expanded in new market sectors, including vehicles and instrumentation. This year we are focusing on working closely with our expanded international membership. With the election of Paul Hsu from Procomp, we have our first Taiwanese director. Paul is also a founder of the 80-member Taiwan 1394 Forum, with which the 1394 Trade Association will establish strong links."
Among the directors, David Wooten of Cypress will serve as chief technical officer, Yoshi Sawada of Yamaha as editor, Eric Anderson of Apple as secretary, Bill Russell of Canon as finance chair, and Gary Lee of NEC as Korean liaison.
The 1394 Trade Association includes more than 165 members worldwide dedicated to the proliferation and advancement of the IEEE 1394 interface standard, also commonly called the FireWire standard.