Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) announces it has won the vote for the iPass+TM HD system to move forward for inclusion in the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 2.1 standard. The SAS 2.1 standard is created by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) which is accredited by and operates under rules approved by the American National Standards Institute. Molex provides assistance to many standard setting committees and groups from the earliest stages of development.
This vote included new high-density internal and external connector I/Os. The Molex solution provided the same port density for low profile PCIe® cards as the current Molex iPass+ solution does for standard height PCIe cards. The planned release of the SAS 2.1 standard will be at the end of 2009.
Several months ago, the T10 SCSI Standards Committee, a committee within INCITS, moved forward with requirements for a new high-density SAS 6 Gbps (12 Gbps capable) I/O connector and scheduled a selection vote in the Oklahoma City March meeting. The Molex iPass+ HD system was chosen in the SAS Phy Work Group meeting on March 17 and recommended to the T10 Plenary meeting on March 19.
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