W.L. Gore and Associates (Gore), a developer and manufacturer of high performance cable assemblies and shielded cabling, has joined the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group dedicated to the promotion of Ethernet technologies. Specifically, Gore will play a key role in the advancement of and development of Ethernet copper cable technologies. Currently, these include GORE™ SFP+ and QSFP Copper Cable Assemblies for the high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise networking, and network storage markets. These technologies are also well suited to emerging 10 GbE and 40 GbE applications. Gore’s SFP+ cable assemblies comply with the SFF-8431 standard, while providing a very low latency, reduced jitter, and a maximum signal eye opening up to 25 meters with active copper technology and 15 meters with passive copper technologies. Russ Hornung, Gore’s business development representative for advanced digital connects and Gore’ primary Ethernet contact, stated, “We are very proud to join the Ethernet Allliance.” Find the original announcement on the Gore website. The high-tech copper cabling used for Ethernet is just one example of the cabling that underlies so many electronic systems. Check out a comprehensive listing of options in the Cables & Connectors Section of the Interference Technology “Buyers Guide.” Try it now.