In This Issue
On behalf of the IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors and Staff, we would like to extend best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.
IEEE-ISTO Announces New Chairman
IEEE-ISTO recently announced the election of a new Chairman of its Board of Directors. During a meeting held last week, Don Wright, a sitting IEEE-ISTO Director and Director of Standards for Lexmark International, was elected to assume the role of Chairman of IEEE-ISTO. Chairman Wright succeeds Gerald T. Lane, Director, Open Source and Standards Project Office for IBM, who has served as IEEE-ISTO Chairman since 2003 and has elected to step down at this time.
“I am delighted IEEE-ISTO has transformed from a fledgling organization to a robust industry partner. Since its inception, 36 programs have organized under the IEEE-ISTO Federation of Programs with participants from over 2500 companies,” reflected Gerald T. Lane. “I plan to remain as a Director and support our new Chairman in his efforts to further expand the reach of the organization.” Continue reading.
2011 IEEE-ISTO Director Elections
The 2011 IEEE-ISTO Board of Director elections have begun. Program leaders should check their email inbox for a notification inviting them to vote in the 2011 elections. This is your opportunity to take an active role in shaping the leadership of IEEE-ISTO.
The Board of Directors oversees the business and affairs of IEEE-ISTO by providing financial oversight, as well as serving as representatives to promote the benefits of partnering with IEEE-ISTO by organizations in their industry. For 2011, there are three candidates up for election: Jon Adams, Manager of Business Development, Freescale Semiconductor; Bob Mandeville, Founder and President, Iometrix; Yatin Trivedi, Director of Standards and Interoperability Programs Synopsys, Inc.
Each candidate was approved by the IEEE-ISTO Nomination Committee, which vetted each submission. You can learn more about each candidate by reading their bios here.
Program Profile Series - Wireless Power Consortium
Starting this month, Inside The IEEE-ISTO will highlight one of our member programs. The first program profiled in this series is Wireless Power Consortium
, which is developing the wireless power standard Qi (pronounced Chee). OEMs, ODMs, electronics brands and members of the portable electronics supply chain are all contributing to the worldwide introduction of interoperable wireless charging. The first Qi-branded wireless charging products will be in stores in Q4 2010. Customers can easily identify Qi standard-compliant products by looking for the Qi logo (pictured on the left) on product packaging.
Visit the Wireless Power Consortium website to learn more about the benefits of wireless power and how to join the Consortium.
IEEE-ISTO is attending the Consumer Electronics Show
held 6-9 January 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Peter Lefkin, IEEE-ISTO Marketing and Business Development Executive, contact us today.
Current IEEE-ISTO Programs