PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group) is a consortium of over 600 companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. The members of the consortium have a long history of developing leading edge products for these industries. PCI/ISA for passive backplane standard format cards, and AdvancedTCA™ for next-generation telecommunications equipment based on switched fabric architectures.
PICMG's purpose is to offer equipment vendors common specifications, thereby increasing availability and reducing costs and time to market. The PCI specifications provide a clear upgrade path for OEMs wishing to migrate to new designs.