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[10GBASE-CX4] FW: P802.3ak Approval Notification

Members of the P802.3ak Task Force:

As you will see from the email below, we now have a 10GBASE-CX4
standard!  I would like to express my thanks to Dan Dove for his
leadership, Howard Baumer for his excellent editorial work, and to all
of you that contributed to the technical content and quality of the

As typical for many 802.3 projects, our publication editor has mostly
completed her portion of preparation for publication, so formal
publication should occur quite soon.

Thanks for your good work.

Bob Grow
Chair, IEEE 802.3 Working Group

-----Original Message-----
From: [] 
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 11:28 AM
Subject: P802.3ak Approval Notification

9 February 2004

Robert Grow
Intel, EC2-101
13290 Evening Creek Drive
San Diego, CA  92128

cc:   Paul Nikolich, C/LM Liaison
         Angela Ortiz, Program Manager
         Yvette Ho Sang, Manager IEEE Standards Publishing

RE: NEW P802.3ak/D5.3 (C/LM) Standard for Information Technology -
Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems - Local and
Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific Requirements Part 3: Carrier Sense
Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) Access Method and
Physical Layer Specifications Amendment: Physical Layer and Management
Parameters for 10 Gb/s Operation, Type 10GBASE-CX4

Dear Bob,

I am pleased to inform you that P802.3ak was approved as a new amendment
IEEE Std. 802.3 by the IEEE-SA Standards Board on 9 February 2004.  A
of the document will be forwarded to the Standards Publications
The editor assigned to work on the project will contact you.

All IEEE standards shall be updated within five years of the date of
publication.  If the standard is not revised, reaffirmed, or withdrawn
within five years, the sponsor will be notified that it will be
to the Standards Board for administrative withdrawal.

Please contact me if you have any questions prior to speaking with your

David L. Ringle
Program Manager - Governance, Policy & Procedures
IEEE Standards Activities Department
445 Hoes Lane
P.O. Box 1331
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