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Aug. 28, 2003 TO: All visitors of the 10GEA Website
The 10GEA has successfully completed its corporate objectives:
• Support the 10 Gigabit Ethernet standards effort conducted in the IEEE 802.3 working committee
• Contribute resources to facilitate convergence and consensus on technical specifications;
• Promote industry awareness, acceptance, and advancement of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard
• Accelerate the adoption and usage of 10 Gigabit Ethernet products and services
• Provide resources to establish and demonstrate multi-vendor interoperability and generally encourage and promote interoperability and interoperability events

The 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance (10GEA), a not for profit company incorporated in the State of California which supported the combined activities of its member companies, has now been legally dissolved.

On March 7, 2003, a Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve the 10 GEA was filed with the California Secretary of State, and thereupon, the corporation discontinued any further conduct of business. The dissolution was completed with the filing of a Certificate of Dissolution on July 28, 2003. In accordance with the 10GEA Bylaws and the California Nonprofit Corporation Law, all of the assets of 10 GEA remaining after payment of the corporation's liabilities were distributed to tax exempt, nonprofit organizations: the IEEE Foundation, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab, and the United Way of America.

As a part of its work, the 10GEA has funded the continuation of this site until December 31, 2003 to exist as a reference library for materials that were created by the 10GEA. No new materials will be developed or added, but full and unencumbered access will continue throughout the time period noted. The officers and directors of the 10GEA wish to thank the member companies for their support and participation, the IEEE and IEEE P802.3ae (10 Gigabit Ethernet) Task Force for its published standard, our administrative staff for its professionalism and dedication, and our PR, legal and accounting consultants for their work of the highest caliber.

Mark Fishburn
Richard Brand
Bruce Tolley
Ameet Dhillon
Brad Booth
Val Oliva

Modified: August 28, 2003