The PCI-SIG or Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group is an electronics industry consortium responsible for specifying the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), PCI-X, and PCI Express (PCIe) computer buses. The PCI-SIG is distinct from the similarly named and adjacently-focused PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group.
The PCI Special Interest Group was formed in 1992, initially as a "compliance program" to help computer manufacturers implement the Intel specification. The organization became a nonprofit corporation, officially named “PCI-SIG” in the year 2000.
The PCI-SIG has more than 800 member companies that develop differentiated, interoperable products based on its specifications. It has produced the PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express specifications. It is a non-profit corporation.
The Board of Directors of the PCI-SIG has representatives from: Agilent, AMD, Dell, HP, Intel, Synopsys, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm. The Chairman and President of the PCI-SIG is Al Yanes, a Distinguished Engineer from IBM. The Executive director of the PCI-SIG is Reen Presnell, President of VTM Group.
PCI-SIG specifications are available to members of the organization as free downloads. Non-members can purchase hard-copy specifications for between US$1000 and $3500, or a CD with all specifications in soft-copy for US$5000.
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