Q: Does Gen-Z eliminate the need for existing interconnects?
A: No. Solutions will continue to incorporate existing interconnects where needed.
Q: When will Gen-Z products first appear?
A: Please see member companies for their specific product plans. The expectation is initial products could appear in the 2019-2020 time frame. Multiple member companies have demonstrated solution concepts that highlight the benefits from using Gen-Z technology.
Q: There are multiple technologies used to access data. How will Gen-Z impact these technologies?
A: Each technology has been created to meet specific solution needs in terms of functionality, performance, scale, etc. The Gen-Z Consortium views these new technologies as complementary, open industry standards that will enable customer choice and drive innovation.