40th Anniversary of Ethernet Celebration
I SPY ETHERNET IEEE 802.™ Contest
Open to both young and experienced technology innovators, inventors, and architects around the world, this contest seeks submissions of photographs or drawings of unique, groundbreaking, or visionary uses of Ethernet. Open for two months, contest entries can be submitted to IEEE-SA via Facebook between 1 November and 31 December 2013. Visit the I SPY ETHERNET contest page on Facebook or Read the entire I SPY ETHERNET IEEE 802.™ contest press release
An innovative method allowing computers to send packets of information while avoiding collisions with incoming packets, Ethernet has matured across the last four decades into its role as the basis of the IEEE 802.3™ standard, which specifies the physical and lower software layers, and is the foundation for today's world of high-speed communications.
With more than 1.2 billion ports shipped in 2012 alone, Ethernet ranks highly among those technologies that impact day-to-day life on a global basis. Data center networks, PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and now the smart grid, smart meters, personal medical devices, the Internet of Things, connected cars, and more – Ethernet touches them all in one way or another. And as Ethernet turns 40, it is poised for a new age of innovation.
A Conversation on Ethernet: Bob Metcalfe and Karen Bartleson