Korean's computing industry is moving fast to standardize the next-generation PC technology and foster it as a new growth engine.
The Next-generation PC Industry Association said Thursday that it would hold the inaugural general meeting of the Next-generation PC Standardization Forum today in Seoul, aiming to establish standards of related technologies and application services. The forum will also seek the adoption of its standards as international ones.
Standardization of next-generation PC technologies and industry has been pursued by certain enterprises independently instead of developing formal common standards since it has no dominant technologies like Windows of Microsoft and Intel's CPUs.
Industry observers anticipate the new move of the Korean PC industry will enable it to take an initiative in standardizing technologies in the world market while boosting domestic computer industry and market.
"While the domestic Korean industry and academic circles are moving fast to develop next-generation PC technologies, they have been somewhat neglecting endeavors for standardizing such technologies. The launch of official activities of the forum will bring a new momentum for development of next-generation PC industry," said Kim Chae-gyu, chairman of the forum.
The forum will consist of two committees - technology standard committee and application service standard committee. The technology standard committee will again be divided into 4 working groups - next-generation PC platform, near field communication, user interface and five-sense information technology group.
Application service standard committee will be sub-divided into several working groups such as information technology, future life convenience, next-generation interface and personal information management service group.
Standardization procedure is such that working groups will initially establish standards and propose them to the Korean Telecommunication Technology Association (TTA). The group will standardize next-generation PC technologies in consideration of other industry segments.
"Believing that standards are more important than others, the forum will make decisions on 7 to 8 standards related to next-generation PCs next year," said Kim Yong-sun, director at the Next-generation PC Industry Association.