Munich, June 2024 – The Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies e.V. (SGET), an international not-for-profit association of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop independent specifications for embedded computer technology, held its annual general meeting along with its triennial board election.

New secretary of the board

On June 6, the members bid farewell to Mark Swiecicki on his well-deserved retirement. The entire board as well as the attending members paid tribute to Mark’s work at SGET. For over 12 years, he was activley involved in working for the association, most recently as chairman to the Qseven working group and secretary of the board.

Following the discharge of the board for 2023, the members elected five board members to lead the organization throughout the next three years. The following members will be representing the interests of the members: Ansgar Hein (independent) as Chairman, Christian Eder (congatec) as First Deputy Chairman, Martin Unverdorben (Avnet Embedded) as Second Deputy Chairman, Martin Steger (iesy) as Treasurer and Marco Barbato (Axelera AI) as Secretary. Eilyn Kadow (independent) was reconfirmed in her position as SGET Auditor.

Strong growth and new standards

With a total of 65 members in 2024, the SGET has grown by 40% in the last three years. In addition, the number of active members has increased significantly, which has had a positive impact on the further development of standards and on finances. SGET currently offers an interesting portfolio of open standards for embedded technologies with six different working groups, such as the well established SMARC standard, the aspiring OSM standard and the newly created working group for the development of a harmonized and modular FPGA standard.

“We have achieved a lot in recent years, yet we look forward to a lot more”, says Ansgar Hein, re-elected chairman of the board. “With the rise of the OSM standard and the newly launched Standard Development Team for Harmonized FPGA Modules, I am convinced that we have paved the way for the future.”

Speaking of new standards: Marco Barbato from Axelera, an AI specialist, has joined the newly elected board. One of his goals is to establish open standards for AI under the umbrella of the SGET. Other standards are also already being considered: For example, there will soon be a call for participation for a new working group that is going to focus on a cost-effective module standard for ARM processors.

About SGET

SGET e.V. is a registered technical, scientific and educational not-for-profit association organized under German law with its registered office in Munich. The purpose of the Association is the promotion of science, technology and research for the benefit of society and humanity. Embedded computing companies, board or system level manufacturers, semiconductor and connector manufacturers, software developers, research and educational institutions as well as embedded system integrators, OEM solution providers and industrial users, are welcome to join the SGET e.V. and contribute their ideas.


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