Interface gurus Molex and FCI have agreed to a technology license for Molex’s iPass+ HDTM connector system technology, developed for the next-generation serial attached SCSI (SAS) I/O connectors standardized in the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS). The connectors are identified within the SAS 2.1 revision of the standard as mini-SAS HD. FCI’s simulation studies and laboratory verification of the signal integrity performance of the mini-SAS HD connectors and cable assemblies supports Molex’s presentations of the mini-SAS HD proposal to the T10 technical committee of INCITS. Both companies recognize the value of having two major sources of supply for the mini-SAS HD connectors in the marketplace. The license covers both external and internal mini-SAS HD I/O connector systems specified in the SAS 2.1 standard and allows both Molex and FCI to produce products that meet the criteria set forth by the standard while ensuring interchangeability and intermateability of their products.