Advantech supports mobile Computer-On-Module standard Qseven™

The Qseven™ Consortium reaches a total of 11 participating members

Deggendorf, Germany, July 25th, 2008 * * * Advantech, a leading IPC service provider, who delivers visionary and trustworthy industrial computing solutions that empower businesses, joins the ranks of supporters of the new Computer-On-Module (COM) standard Qseven. This brings the total number of companies that actively support the new Qseven COM standard to a total of 11.

Qseven, initiated by congatec and Seco, is the first COM standard which is specifically designed for mobile applications requiring the latest low-power processor technologies at a small size footprint. With a maximum power consumption of 12 watts specified in the standard, the new form factor is expected to appeal to manufacturers of applications that require battery operation.

"We are faced with a rapidly growing market for ultra mobile applications,” states Jeff Chen, CTO of Advantech. “Qseven is perfectly streamlined to this emerging market. I'm confident that Qseven will establish itself as the global industry standard of the future."

“Due to the strong support from the embedded community Qseven is already a de facto industry standard today. Qseven enables new applications in mobile and battery powered systems, which current solutions do not support adequately. This will open exciting new markets”, says Gerhard Edi, CEO of congatec AG.

Participating members of the Qseven consortium are:

  • Advantech
  • ASEM S.p.A.
  • congatec AG
  • DAVE Srl
  • Grossenbacher Systeme AG
  • Hectronic AB
  • IEI
  • MSC Vertriebs GmbH
  • Portwell, Inc.
  • Seco s.r.l.
  • Transquil PC Ltd

The Qseven specification was released on July 9th, 2008 and is freely available for download at