Advantech Joins Qseven Consortium, Supports Mobile COM Standard

Advantech, a leading IPC service provider of industrial computing solutions, joins the ranks of supporters of the new Computer-On-Module (COM) standard, Qseven. This brings the total number of companies that actively support the new Qseven COM standard to a total of 11. Qseven, initiated by congatec and Seco, is the first COM standard which is specifically designed for mobile applications requiring the latest low-power processor technologies using a small-size footprint. With a maximum power consumption of 12 watts specified in the standard, the new form factor is expected to appeal to manufacturers of applications that require battery power operation.

“We are faced with a rapidly growing market for ultra-mobile applications,” states Jeff Chen, CTO of Advantech. “Qseven is perfectly streamlined to this emerging market. I’m confident that Qseven will establish itself as the global industry standard of the future.”

“Due to the strong support from the embedded community, Qseven has already become a defacto industry standard. Qseven enables new applications in mobile and battery-powered systems, which current solutions do not adequately support. This will open exciting new markets,” says Gerhard Edi, CEO of congatec AG.

Participating members of the Qseven consortium are:

  • Advantech
  • ASEM S.p.A.
  • congatec AG
  • DAVE Srl
  • Grossenbacher Systeme AG
  • Hectronic AB
  • IEI
  • MSC Vertriebs GmbH
  • Portwell, Inc.
  • Seco s.r.l.
  • Transquil PC Ltd

The Qseven specification was released on July 9, 2008 and is freely available for download.

About Advantech
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform services provider of web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services to empower innovations in the connected eWorld. Advantech cooperates closely with solution partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in diverse industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions in 3 business categories: Embedded ePlatform Organization, eServices & Applied Computing Group and Industrial Automation Group. With more than 3,400 talented people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers.

About congatec
congatec is an innovative and experienced manufacturer of embedded computer boards. The highly skilled employees have more than 200-manpower years of experience in the fast growing embedded computer industry. Based in Deggendorf, Germany, the company’s objective is to engineer and market industrial computer modules based on standard form factors. congatec’s products are available for all business segments and industries. Customers can be found in industrial control, medical, automotive supplies, aircraft and transportation fields. Typical applications are machine control, vending machines and visualization terminals. congatec’s main know-how includes the support of our embedded BIOS features, excellent driver support as well as full-featured board support packages. Customers receive complete product lifecycle support starting early during the design-in stage. congatec products are manufactured by specialized contract manufacturers who fulfill the latest quality standards.