About VITA

Rugged open system architecture association.


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Founded in 1982 as the VMEbus Manufacturers Group, becoming the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) in 1984, and shortened to VITA in 2005, VITA believes in and champions open system architectures. The functions performed by VITA are technical, promotional and user related, and are aimed at increasing the total market size, providing vendors additional market exposure and providing users with timely technical information around the world.

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Rugged and Mil/Aero Systems @ Embedded Tech Trends 2024

March 26, 2024
Check out the technology presentations from this year's rugged computing event.
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What’s Trending in Rugged Board Systems?

Jan. 13, 2021
VITA Executive Director Jerry Gipper provides insights about what’s on tap and what’s coming in rugged hardware design.

VITA Perspective 2017: Unexplored Territory

Jan. 24, 2017
VITA’s Executive Director, Jerry Gipper, looks ahead to 2017 and how it’s going to affect the embedded avionics and defense industry.
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VITA Perspective 2016

Jan. 20, 2016
Jerry Gipper, VITA’s Executive Director, provides VITA’s perspective of the 2016 defense and avionic markets.
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VITA Perspective 2015

Dec. 18, 2014
VITA Executive Director, Jerry Gipper, peers into his crystal ball to highlight VITA trends for for 2015 including VPX and VME technology.

Will Optics Spell The Death Of The Copper Backplane?

Jan. 24, 2014
VITA's chairman of the board, Ray Alderman, presents a compelling case for optical interconnects and the death of the copper backplane.


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VITA Taps Dean Holman as VP and Assistant Executive Director

March 26, 2021
VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical embedded systems industries has announced that Dean Holman has accepted a position as VITA VP...
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The Board Business Takes A Peek At 2011

Nov. 23, 2010
Ray Alderman provides insights into the board business and its direction in 2011.
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2010 Looks Good For VME, VXS, And VPX In Military And Aerospace

Jan. 8, 2010
State of VME, VXS, And VPX in 2010