RME is a young German company that develops high-end audio compnents, including audio converters, sound cards, and mic preamps.
Founded in 1996, RME has quickly become one of the leading international suppliers of sound cards for musicians. According to RME, each developer on the RME team is either a musician or sound engineer, besides being a specialist in hardware and software development.
Their RME Hammerfall soundcards feature 24/96K digital processing, ADAT Optical I/O, SPDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, and multiple analog inputs and outputs.
The RME site has product info, firmware and software downloads, and information on using RME products.