Formed in 1992, the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is the industry organization chartered to develop and manage the PCI standard. With over 800 members, the PCI-SIG effectively places ownership and management of the PCI specifications in the hands of the developer community. The PCI-SIG is led by a nine-person board of directors.
The PCI-SIG is chartered to: Maintain the forward compatibility of all PCI revisions or addenda; contribute to both the establishment of PCI as an industry-wide standard and to the technical longevity of the PCI architecture; and maintain the PCI specification as a simple, easy-to-implement, stable technology that supports the spirit of its design
The PCI-SIG fulfills its charter by continuing to promote innovation and evolve the PCI standard to meet the industry’s needs. Through interoperability testing, technical support, seminars, and industry events, the PCI-SIG enables its members to generate competitive and quality products.