PICMG is a consortium of companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high-performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications.
Founded in 1994, PICMG’s original mission was to extend the PCI standard, from the PCI Special Interest Group for use in non-traditional computer markets such as industrial automation, medical, military, and telecom. With the advent of fabric-based transports, PICMG specs have continued to evolve. This has resulted in a series of specifications that include CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, CompactPCI Express, COM Express, and SHB Express.
PICMG’s purpose is to offer equipment vendors common specifications, thereby increasing availability and reducing costs and time to market.