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Nov 19, 2003

From PC/104 Embedded Consortium

Judges Selected for PC104 Design Contest

Contact Name: Jeff Milde
Contact Email: jmilde@pc104.org
WebSite: http://www.pc104.org

SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2003 ? The PC/104 Embedded Consortium, the association that maintains and promotes the reliability and long lifecycle benefits of the PC/104 Standard, announced today the judges for its 2004 Design Awards. The line up includes Rick Lehrbaum, executive editor, DeviceForge.com and acclaimed father of PC/104 and five other notables well known to embedded designers worldwide. 
2004 PC/104 Design Awards Judges 
Rick Lehrbaum, DeviceForge.com, Executive Editor and father of PC/104 
Bill Wong, Electronic Design, Technology Editor, Embedded/Systems/ Software 
Brian Klien, OpenSystems Publishing, Senior Technical Editor 
Chris Ciufo, COTS Journal, Editor in Chief 
Steve Ciarcia, Circuit Cellar INK, Editorial Director and Publisher 
Roger Arrick, PC/104.com, Editor 
This stellar panel will apply their decades of embedded design experience and knowledge to determine the best PC/104 embedded technology designs introduced over the past year. All have long regarded and promoted the value of stable, reusable technology like PC/104 for cost-effective and rapid design and look forward to examining what?s new in this exciting space. 
Finalists will be featured in the spring issue of PC/104 Embedded Solutions Magazine. Winners of each category will receive a paid trip to San Francisco where they will receive their award and recognition at an event sponsored by the PC/104 Embedded Consortium at ESC San Francisco 2004. Entry requirements must be received by January 9, 2004 at 5:00pm Pacific Time to be eligible. Once all entries are submitted, judges will select two finalists from each category. For more details on how to participate, go to http://www.pc104.org/contest/contest.html 
About PC/104 - The PC/104 Consortium and standard were established in 1992. PC/104, in use since 1987, is a small form factor, embedded PC physical and electrical interface standard. It provides embedded system designers with an architecture that is dense, cost-effective and based on proven, practical technology. PC/104-Plus, an extension that was added to the standard in 1995, incorporates PCI technology. 
Longevity is one of the hallmarks of the PC/104 technology. Because customers require stable, long-term supply, PC/104 module vendors typically offer products that do not change specifications as fast as commercial PC vendors. The proven reliability of PC/104 is valued by thousands of OEMs in application areas such as industrial control and instrumentation, military and aerospace, and medical. For more information on PC/104 and PC/104-Plus, please visit www.pc104.org.