Brian Holden is responsible for the standards strategy of Kandou Bus. Brian was the Co-founder of StrataCom, a frame relay and ATM switching equipment company that was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996 for 4 Billion USD. Brian was the founder and CEO of Network Syn-thesis, which was acquired by IgT in 1996, where Brian remained as CTO. IgT was acquired by PMC-Sierra in 1998, where Brian remained until 2007, serving as their Director of Stand-ards. He is the past MA&E Co-Chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and tracks 802.3. He was a Fellow, Technical Chair & President of the Hypertransport Consortium and has participated in numerous other standards bodies. He has written three books. Brian has 44 issued U.S. Patents. He holds a Bachelor of Science with highest honors in Electrical Engi-neering from U.C. Davis and an MBA from Cornell University, where he took most of his electives in EE & CS. Brian lives in Silicon Valley.
Want to know more about the impedance and the encoding schemes adopted by prevailing high-speed I/O (HSIO) standards including PCIe, USB, Thunderbolt, and Ethernet? By looking back at the history of standards, some interesting trends and possible future directions are revealed.