The standard is intended to be formulated by the fourth quarter this year, said Rick Benoit, Intel programme marketing manager, corporate technical group. Intel has approached Ecma International, a standards body, to propose the standard to the International Standards Organisation (ISO). Ecma was chosen for its alacrity in pushing standards through with ISO's blessing, and its European and international presence.
The standard will support streaming and compression. It will be compatible with existing security software, and it will be open and extensible.