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eXtensible Name Service (XNS) Public Trust Organization (XNSORG)
Governed the eXtensible Name Service (XNS) protocol

Develops and provides certification and education programs and services for information and software security professionals

.Net Foundation
Promotes open development and collaboration around the open source technologies for .NET

10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance
Promotes the introduction of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet into the networking market

100G CLR4 Alliance
Develops open, multi-vendor specifications for small, cost-effective, lower power optical transceivers in data centres using duplex single-mode fibre

100VG-Anylan Forum
Promoted the 100VG-AnyLan, IEEE 802.12 standard

1355 Association
Promoted the IEEE 1355-1996 standard (ISO/IEC 14575)

1394 High Performance Serial Bus Trade Association
Promotes adoption of the IEEE 1394 Serial Bus standard

3D Industry Forum (3DIF)
Promoted 3D technology and standards

3D PDF Consortium
Develops and promotes the adoption of 3D PDF as an open standard of engineering data

3G Americas
Sought to integrate the five major wireless technologies and support their 3G migration *Now 4G Americas (North America/South America)

3rd Generation Partnership Project, The (3GPP)
Seeks to develop and maintain mobile (GSM) and radio access technology specifications (GPRS and EDGE)

88open Consortium
Developed standards intended to support the use of the Motorola 88000 series of RISC microprocessors

Accellera Systems Initiative (Formerly Accellera)
Develops electronic design automation standards

Accredited Standards Committee X12 (ASC X12)
Develops standards for interindustry electronic interchange of business transactions and electronic data interchange

Accredited Standards Committee X9
Develops and promotes standards for the Financial Services Industry

Active Archive Alliance
Promotes active archives for simplified online access to all archived data

ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI)
Develops informatics standards and technical reports to assist the dental profession

Ads Integrity Alliance
Develops and promotes best practices for defining and policing of bad ads

Advanced Access Content System
Develops a specification for managing content stored on prerecorded and recorded optical media

Advanced Authority Format (AAF)
Promotes multi-vendor, cross-platform interoperability for computer-based digital video production *Became The Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) in January 2000

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)
Develops standards for advanced distributed learning

Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) Consortium
Develops and promotes the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture

Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. (AMWA)
Develops and promotes File Interchange Formats, including the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Developed and promoted a facility for connecting messaging-dependent applications *Merged with OASIS International Open Standards Consortium in 2011

Advanced Switching Interconnect SIG (ASI SIG)
Developed and promoted a switched fabric interconnect standard *Disbanded in 2007

Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
Develops voluntary standards for digital television

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Promotes major aerospace and defense manufacturers

Develops and promotes standardization, certification, industry press, and training

African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO)
Promotes standardization activities in Africa (Africa)

Documented interoperability requirements for IP Telephony and Multimedia applications

Promotes advance designing as a professional craft

Alliance for Sustainable Air Transportation (ASAT)
Developed and promoted standards for a next generation U.S. air traffic control system (U.S.)

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
Develops and promotes telecom standards, operating procedures, and guidelines

Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP)
Develops and promotes a wireless power standard for the charging of electrical devices

AltExchange Alliance
Develops and promotes a single data standard for sharing information in the private equity industry

American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC)
Develops and promotes green building codes, standards, rating systems and credits

American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN)
Promotes environmental packaging issues related to legislation and regulation

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Oversees and supports the U.S. voluntary standards infrastructure and is the U.S. representative to the ISO (U.S.)

American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)
Promotes the field of nursing informatics

American Petroleum Institute (API)
Promotes and represents the oil and natural gas industry

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, The (ASPRS)
Develops and promotes the science of photogrammetry and remote sensing

Promotes consumer-oriented technical expertise and advice (Europe)

ANT+ Alliance
Develops mobile personal monitoring technology

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
Promotes anti-phishing activities and compiles industry data

Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC)
Seeks to control spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies

Apache XML Project
Developed and promoted freely available XML support on a variety of platforms *Project retired in 2012

Apdex Alliance
Develops and promotes the Apdex, an application performance metric

App Quality Alliance (AQuA)
Develops and promotes the improved quality of mobile apps

Application Home Initiative, The (TAHI)
Develops solutions for issues surrounding connected homes

Application Service Provider Industry Consortium, Inc. (ASPIC)
Promoted and supported the application service provider industry *Merged into CompTIA

ARCNET Trade Association (ATA)
Promotes the use of ARCNET technology

ARMA International
Develops and promotes education and training for records and information management professionals

Artifact-Centric Service Interoperation (ACSI)
Develops interoperation between electronic services

Asia Cloud Computing Association
Promotes the adoption of cloud computing in Asia (Asia)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Forum for facilitating regional economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment (Asia-Pacific)

ASIS International (ASIS)
Promotes the security management profession

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
Promotes the assistive technology industry for people with disabilities

Association Connecting Electronic Industries (IPC)
Promotes the electronic interconnect industry

Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM)
Promotes the growth and use of AIDC technologies and services

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Develops and promotes resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD)
Develops standards for the insurance industry

Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI)
Promotes enterprise integration across industries

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)
Develops enterprise content standards

Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS)
Promotes and develops retail standards

Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES)
Supports providers of printing, publishing and converting technologies

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, The (AAMI)
Promotes the understanding and beneficial use of medical instrumentation

Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC)
Develops and promotes solutions to problems of electric utilities

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Trade Association representing home appliance manufacturers

Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB)
Develops and promotes standardization of new radio systems (JPN)

ASTM International
Develops standards for the materials, products, systems and services industries

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Forum (DSL Forum)
Promoted DSL broadband adoption *Now Broadband Forum

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Forum
Promoted the Asynchronous Transfer Mode and other broadband technologies *Now Broadband Forum

ATM Local Telephony Alliance (ALTA)
Developed and promoted hardware and software solutions for local networks by using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology

Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Promotes the professional audio technology industry

Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF)
Developed and promoted technical and operating arrangements in the Australian communications industry (Australia)

Automated Imaging Association (AIA)
Develops and promotes vision and imaging technologies

Automation Standards Compliance Institute (ASCI)
Supports compliance assessment programs relating to ISA automation-related standards

Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)
Develops and promotes common part-qualification and quality-system standards for the automotive industry

Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
Promotes the automotive industry

Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMIC)
Developed hardware and software interface standards for automotive information, communications and entertainment systems

AUTOSAR Development Partnership
Develops open standards for automotive E/E architecture

AVnu Alliance
Promotes the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video bridging (AVB) standards

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Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
Develops and promotes methods of disposal of hazardous waste

BD+ Technologies LLC
Develops and promotes Blu-Ray Disc content protection technology

Promoted information sharing within the life sciences community based upon open source principles

BioIT Alliance
Develops standards and technologies to enable information communication in the medical field

Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN)
Promotes biomedical research through data sharing and online collaboration

Biometric Consortium
Promotes research, development, testing, evaluation, and application of biometric-based personal identification/verification technology

Develops and promotes electronic financial services and e-commerce for financial institutions and their customers
Promoted blade server solutions

Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA)
Promotes Blu-ray Disc technology for use in DVD media and players

Bluetooth SIG
Promotes the implementation of Bluetooth wireless technology

Book Industry Study Group (BISG)
Develops and promotes standards, practices, research and events related to both print and digital publishing

British Interactive Multimedia Association (BIMA)
Promotes and represents the UK interactive and digital media industry (United Kingdom)

Broadband Content Delivery Forum (BCDF)
Addressed business and technology issues affecting end-to-end delivery of broadband content

Broadband Forum
Develops and promotes broadband technology for telecommunications, computing, networking and service

Broadband Services Forum
Focused on the business of broadband *Became Broadband Forum

BSI Group
Promotes business improvement and global trade

Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI)
Professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry

Develops and promotes software application information exchange in the construction industry

BuildingSMART Alliance
Develops and promotes support programs for digital technology in the property industry

Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo)
Develops performance benchmarks based on computer applications and industry standard operating systems

Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network
Promotes business performance management (BPM) solutions

Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI)
Developed standards to promote BPM on the network and internet

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Cable Europe
Promotes digital TV, broadband internet and telephony collaborative services (Europe)

Develops new cable telecommunications technologies to facilitate interoperability

CAD Framework Initiative
Developed and promoted integrated circuits for design and manufacturing *Became Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2)

Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium (CalConnect)
Promotes interoperable calendaring and scheduling methodologies

Developed and promoted interoperable eHealth services

Calypso Network Association (CNA)
Develops smartcard contactless technology adapted for public transportation uses

Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
Promotes solutions to issues concerning the Camera and Imaging Products industry

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Develops standards and certifies products (Canada)

Cancer Cytogenomics Microarray Consortium (CCMC) (now the Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC))
Seeks to assist the cancer genetics research community

Car Connectivity Consortium
Develops and promotes open and common MirrorLink standards and smartphone solutions for the automotive industry

Car2Car Communication Consortium
Develops and promotes inter-vehicle communications standards to increase road traffic safety and efficiency (Europe)

CardLinx Association, The
The CardLinx Association develops and promotes standards for the credit card industry.

Care Connectivity Consortium
Develops a single stream of electronic health records

Develops and promotes a standards-based machine readable model to facilitate vocabulary interoperability in the health science industry

CDMA Development Group
Promotes development, adoption and standardization of CDMA wireless systems

Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA)
Advocacy group supporting the wireless industry

Develops and promotes European Standards and other consensus documents (Europe)

Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX)
Promoted Chem eStandards and advocated for the chemical industry *Merged with Open Application Group, Inc (OAGi) and American Council's Chemical Information Technology Center (Chem ITC)

China Communications Standards Association (CCSA)
Conducts standardization activities in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) (China)

China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
Professional institute for standardization in the field of electronics and the IT industry (China)

Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
Promotes and advances climate change related corporate disclosure

Climate Savers Computing Initiative
Promoted smart technologies to reduce energy consumption of computers *Combined with The Green Grid in 2012

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
Promotes clinical and laboratory standards to improve the quality of medical care

Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
Develops electronic standards for medical and biopharmaceutical development

Cloud Application Management for Platforms (CAMP)
Develops management of applications in public and private clouds

Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA)
Promotes cloud standards and communications

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum
Promoted wider industry adoption of cloud computing technology

Cloud Credential Council (CCC)
Develops and promotes cloud adoption through training and certification

Cloud Printing Alliance
Promotes the development of mobile printing

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Promotes security assurance within Cloud Computing

Cloud Standards Consumer Council
Promotes security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud

CloudAudit (A6)
Promoted a common interface and namespace that allowed cloud computing providers to automate

Cloudy Integration Consortium
Promotes internet based development and use of cloud computing technology

Coalition for Healthcare eStandards Inc. (CHeS)
Promoted standards for health care supply chain transactions over the Internet

CoaXPress (CXP)
Develops and promotes a high speed serial communication standard over coaxial cable

CodePlex Foundation
Hosts open source development projects and promotes code exchange among software companies and open source communities *Now OuterCurve Foundation

Cognitive Networking Alliance (CogNeA)
Developed standards for home wireless multimedia networking and rural broadband internet access

Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association (CENSA)
Promoted electronic recordkeeping systems standards

Collaborative Health Consortium (CHC)
Promotes the development and deployment of health information technology (HIT) platforms

Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)
Promotes energy efficiency standards and labeling worldwide

Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA)
Develops collision industry information technology standards

ComCARE Alliance
Promoted lifesaving wireless communication networks and technologies

Commerce XML Resource (cXML)
Promotes communication among procurement applications, e-commerce hubs and suppliers

Develops and promotes new eCommerce technologies and business practices

CommonWell Health Alliance
Develops and promotes interoperability in the health care industry

Communications Alliance LTD
Promotes converging networks, technologies and services (Australia)

Communications Platform Trade Association (CP-TA)
Promoted accelerating the adoption of open specification-based xTCA communications platforms *Assets transferred to the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG)

CompactFlash Association
Develops industry standards for flash-based memory cards targeting the professional imaging, video and industrial markets

Compliance Consortium Corporation
Assists organizations and governmental agencies with their federally mandated anti-drug and alcohol misuse programs

Component Vendor Consortium (CVC)
Promoted the use of commercial software components and tools by developers *Dissolved in 2008

Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Promotes competitive and fair open markets, open systems, and open networks

Computer Graphics Metafile Open Consortium (CGM Open)
Develops and promotes interoperable standards for the exchange of graphical information

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Develops and promotes standards in computing and communications industries

Connected Lighting Alliance
Promotes the development of open-standard wireless lighting solutions

Connected Media Experience, Inc.
Develops and promotes a technical standard for enhanced digital media packages

Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI)
Maintains and promotes interoperability of research information

Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International (CAM-I)
Promotes research and development in areas of strategic importance to manufacturing industries

Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
Develops and promotes a computable metrics standard for measuring software quality and size

Consortium for SEP Interoperability (CSEP)
Develops standards for home energy management via wired and wireless devices

Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL)
Promotes and adapts barcoding technology to taxonomic research and biodiversity issues

Consortium Of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors (COAST)
Promoted anti-spyware standards

Consortium of Digital Forensic Specialists (CDFS)
Develops and promotes technical standards for digital forensics

Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA)
Develops and promotes an open standard in construction software applications

Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS)
Develops data and information-systems standards

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Promotes the consumer electronics industry (U.S.)

Consumer Electronics for Automotive (CE4A)
Promotes an active standardization of mobile device interfaces

Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF)
Promoted the use of the Linux platform for consumer electronics *Merged with the Linux Foundation in December 2010

Content Alliance
Fostered and promoted interoperability of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

Content Reference Forum (CRF)
Promoted digital content distribution specifications

Continua Health Alliance
Develops and promotes advancing the quality of personal healthcare

ControlNet International
Develops ControlNet technology and supports vendors and users of ControlNet products

COoperation Platform for Research And Standards (COPRAS)
Seeks to improve the interface between research and standards by European Standards Organizations

Coral Consortium
Promoted interoperability between digital rights management (DRM) technologies in the consumer media market *Dissolved December 2012

Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standardization of the Nations of the Americas (CANENA)
Promotes international electrotechnical standardization

Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)
Develops and promotes standards among informatics professionals (Europe)

Council of Registrars (CORE)
Maintains a shared registration system (SRS) for Internet domain names

Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)
Promotes improved electric power systems

Developed standards for customer information exchange across enterprise applications

Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA)
Promotes the advancement of customer experience management practices

Customized Learning Experience Online Lab (CLEO)
Focused on e-learning interoperability specifications

Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA)
Developed and promoted enhanced cyber security *Merged into Tech America

Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3)
Develops and promotes vendor-neutral credentials in information security, privacy, and related IT disciplines

Cytel Dose-Funding Consortium
Develops modeling and simulation software technology for the design and implementation of dose-finding studies

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DAISY Consortium
Maintains and promotes the DAISY Standard for Digital Talking Books

DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML)
Developed, maintained, and promoted the use of the DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML)

DASH Industry Forum
Develops and promotes the market adoption of MPEG-DASH video

DASH Promoters Group
Develops and promotes the adoption of the MPEG-DASH standard in the market

DASH7 Alliance
Promotes the use of DASH7 wireless data technology

Data Center Markup Language Organization (DCML)
Promotes and maintains the DCML specification

Data Centre Alliance (DCA)
Develops and promotes accreditation for the data center industry

Data Consortium, The
Developed electronic standards for exchanging information in the real estate industry

Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
Develops and promotes the DDI specification and associated tools, education, and outreach programs

Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA)
Develops electronic business interchange standards

Data Transparency Coalition (DTC)
Promotes and advocates for the publication of federal data online in consistent, machine-readable formats

DataPortability Project
Promotes the ease of movement between network services

Debian Project
Maintains and promotes the Debian GNU/Linux distribution

Debit Network Alliance (DNA)
Develops a common debit chip solution for debit payments

Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)
Promotes the development of smart grid technologies to better manage electricity usage

Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DODSSP)
Maintained all U.S. Military Specifications, Standards and related documents *ASSIST is the current official source for defense and federal specifications, standards and related documents prepared or adopted by the DoD

Department of Energy, The (DOE)
Develops U.S. economic and energy security policy recommendations

Desktop Linux Consortium
Promoted the GNU/Linux operating system for desktop use

Device Renewal Forum (DFR)
Develops and promotes growth of the device renewal market

DFI (DDR PHY Interface)
Promotes an interface protocol between memory controller logic and PHY interfaces

Promotes and develops guidelines based on the Intel Itanium processor to ensure interoperability

Digital Analytics Association (DAA)
Promotes the education, professional development, and community around digital analytics

Digital Audio Visual Counsel (DAVIC)
Promoted audio-visual interoperable standards

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI)
Develops digital cinema specifications

Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Develops and supports digital distribution of music and other digital content

Digital Display Working Group, The (DDWG)
Developed industry specifications based on the interface between digital displays and high performance PCs *Inactive since 2001

Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications Forum (DECT)
Promotes digitally enhanced cordless technology

Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE)
Develops standards for the digital distribution of premium Hollywood content

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Promotes digital medical imaging

Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio (DiiVA)
Promoted the global interactive consumer electronics and home networking standard

Digital Interoperability Forum (DIF)
Promotes interactive digital television and multimedia services

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Promotes the development of a home wireless interoperable network

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)
Promotes the digitizing of AM bands below 30 MHz

Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB)
Develops and maintains standards for the digital television and data services industry

Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA)
Promotes digital watermarking solutions

Promotes economic growth and social progress in the EU (Europe)

Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC)
Promotes and develops the technology and other issues of automated dimensional metrology

DiSo Project
Promotes web standards related to social network interconnectivty

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF)
Develops, maintains, and promotes standards for systems management in enterprise IT environments

Distributed Systems Interface (DSI) Consortium
Promotes and develops the Distributed Systems Interface (DSI) in automotive airbag systems

Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA)
Develops standards and promotes product compatibility and standardization within the power converter market

DLMS User Association
Develops and maintains an identification system for electricity meter data exchange

Develops and promotes the improvement of e-mail authentication practices of senders and allows receivers to reject unauthenticated messages

Dossia Consortium
Promotes the improvement of employee health and healthcare using personal health care record services

DSL Forum (DSLF)
Promoted the development of broadband DSL *Now the Broadband Forum

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
Develops and promotes interoperable online metadata standards

DVD Copy Control Association, The (DVD CCA)
Licenses the Content Scramble System (CSS) on DVD and Blu-rays to protect copyrighted material from theft

DVD Forum
Promotes and develops the DVD Format, its technical capabilities, improvements, and innovations

DVD Rewritable Alliance (DVD+RW)
Develops and promotes a universal rewritable DVD format

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e-CENTRE (now GS1 UK)
Promoted business data standards to facilitate e-commerce (United Kingdom)

EAN.UCC System
Developed supply chain standards and numbering systems *Now GS1

Eclipse Foundation
Maintains an open-source community for building, deploying, and managing software

Ecma International
Develops and promotes standardization of information and communication systems

Ed-Fi Alliance
Develops XML-based data tools to integrate raw education data into Web-based applications

EDI Forum for Companies with Interest in Computing and Electronics (EDIFICE)
Promotes standards and practices in e-business

Develops scalable learning services made available to students worldwide

eHealth Initiative, The and the Foundation for eHealth Initiative
Promotes the use of information technology in the healthcare industry

EHR / HIE Interoperability Workgroup
Develops and promotes the adoption of EHR and HIE services

EIS Alliance
Develops and promotes products and services in the areas of energy management systems and smart grid technologies

Electrification Leadership Council
Develops and promotes a comprehensive national model for electric vehicle (EV) deployment

Electronic Business XML Initiative (ebXML)
Promotes and develops standards for an open XML-based infrastructure for business purposes

Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan (ECOM)
Developed and maintained standards for electronic commerce for use in B2B and B2C arenas (Japan)

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Consortium
Promotes the Electronics Design Automation (EDA) Industry

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Promotes protection of civil liberties in regards to digital technology use

Electronic Health Records Association (EHR)
Promotes the improvement of the quality of patient care and the health care system

Electronic Industries Alliances (EIA)
Promoted market development and competitiveness in the U.S. high-tech industry (U.S.)

Electronic Messaging Association (EMA)
Developed and promoted standards for secure electronic messaging

Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC)
Developed, advanced, and promoted Linux standards *Merged into the Linux Foundation

Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC)
Develops performance benchmarks for embedded systems

Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA)
Promotes embedded vision technology usage by embedded system designers

Emdebian Project, The
Develops and promotes a minimized version of Debian GNU/Linux, and additional tools, for use in embedded projects

EMerge Alliance
Promotes the rapid adoption of safe, low voltage DC power distribution and use in commercial building interiors

Emergency Interoperability Consortium (EIC)
Promoted exchange protocols and web services for information sharing for emergency response

Promotes global interoperability and compatibility of chip-based payment cards and acceptance devices

Energistics, The Energy Standards Resource Centre
Develops and promotes upstream oil and natural gas industry open data exchange standards

Energy Conservation and Home Network (ECHONET) Consortium
Develops ecologically friendly software and hardware for home communication

Energy Star
Develops and promotes protection of the the environment through energy efficient products and practices

Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium (EBRC)
Develops Enhanced Business Reporting guidelines and definitions

EnOcean Alliance
Develops and promotes wireless standards for self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings

eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance
Develops and promotes high-performance networking equipment using industry-leading multi-core processors

Enterprise Computer Telephony Forum (ECTF)
Promoted interoperability in the computer telephony (CT) industry

Enterprise Grid Alliance
Developed enterprise grid solutions

Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA)
Promoted the North American entertainment technology industry (North America)

Develops and promotes card payment protocols

Promotes development of standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Network

Develops and promotes interoperability between electronic health record systems (Europe)

Ethernet Alliance
Promotes the advancement of technology and products based on both existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards

Ethernet User Alliance
Promoted the Ethernet Standard

Euro Asian Council for Standardization (EACS)
Develops policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification (Europe/Asia)

European Association of Aerospace Industries (AECMA)
Promoted European aerospace industries

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Promotes and represents the European broadcasting industry

European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS)
Develops and promotes the European banking and credit sector

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Develops and promotes electro-technical standards for the European market (Europe)

European Committee for Standardization - Information Society Standardization System (CEN/ISSS)
Develops European Standards and consensus documents

European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS)
Develops standards for European space activities

European Data Centre Association (EUDCA)
Develops and promotes data center industry improvements (Europe)

European Electronic Messaging Association (EEMA)
Promotes electronic commerce and business communications

European Forum for Energy Business Information Exchange (ebIX)
Develops standards for the energy industry (Europe)

European Information and Communication Technology Industry Association (EICTA)
Promoted the European information and communication technology industry

European Machine Vision Association (EMVA)
Promotes the development of standards for the machine vision industry (Europe)

European Photonic Industry Consortium (EPIC)
Promotes the photonic industry (Europe)

European Smart Card Industry Association (EUROSMART)
Promotes smart cards and smart card systems and standards

European Telecommunications Informatics Services (ETIS)
Promotes improvement amongst telecommunications industry operators, suppliers and content suppliers

European Telecommunications Platform (ETP)
Represented the European Telecommunications industry in the European regulatory framework (Europe)

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Develops telecommunications and wireless standards

EUROREC Institute (EuroRec)
Develops and promotes the use of high-quality Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs)(Europe)

Extend The Internet Alliance (ETI)
Developed networking and remote management solutions for intelligent devices

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Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
Promotes safety and security through technology, education and public policy

Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO)
Develops and promotes specifications that supplant reliance on passwords to securely authenticate users of online services

Develops and deploys technologies to improve how capital projects and facilities are designed, engineered, built and maintained

Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
Develops and promotes networking standards and infrastructure

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe
Promotes the availability of fiber-based, ultra-high speed access networks to consumers and businesses (Europe)

Fieldbus Foundation
Develops and maintains the fieldbus digital communications and integrated system architecture

FileTek, Inc.
Provides large-scale storage virtualization and data management

Financial Information eXchange Protocol (FIX)
Develops an open protocol for real-time communication between participants in the Equity markets

Financial Services Roundtable (FSR)
Promotes the US financial system through advocacy and forums

Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC)
Promoted open-standard technologies in the financial services industry *Merged with Financial Services Roundtable in 2009

FlexRay Consortium
Developed requirements for a communication system for future automotive applications *Disbanded in 2009.

FlexTech Alliance
Promotes the growth of the electronic display and flexible, printed electronics supply chain

Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA)
Develops software standards for physical agents and agent-based systems

Frame Relay Forum (FRF)
Promoted the implementation of Frame Relay standards

Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Develops and promotes the free software movement

Free Standards Group (FSG)
Developed and promoted standards through the use of open source software *Merged with OSDL to form The Linux Foundation

Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium
Develops a common operating environment supporting portability and reuse of software components across DoD aviation systems

Future of Broadcast Television (FOBTV)
Develops and promotes a unified next-generation broadcast television system

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G-3 PLC Alliance
Develops and promotes the implementation of G3-PLC in smart grid applications

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)
Develops and promotes standards for the gaming industry

GateD Consortium
Develops and promotes network routing protocol deployment

Gelato Federation
Developed computing solutions for Itanium Linux platform *Ceased operations in 2009

Gene Ontology (GO) Project
Develops and promotes gene and gene product attributes across species and databases

GENIVI Alliance
Develops and supports Linux-based operating systems, middleware and platforms for automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) products and services

Genomic Standards Consortium
Supports the development of a genomic standard

German Institute for Standardization (DIN, Deutsches Institut for Normung)
Official German standards organization (Germany)

Global ATM Security Alliance (GASA)
Promotes the protection of the ATM industry from criminal activity

Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
A global partnership of ICT companies that promotes technologies for sustainable development

Global Infrastructure Alliance for Internet Safety (GIAIS)
Provided technology and communications support to the service provider industry

Global Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Industry Forum (GIIF)
Promoted the growth of the ISDN industry *Ceased operations in 2005

Global Inventures
Promoted the management of collaborative communities for the technology sector

Global Mobile Commerce Forum (GMCF)
Promoted the development of mobile commerce services

Global Organization for Multi-Vendor Integration Protocol (GO-MVIP)
Promoted the MVIP standard for the computer telephony field

Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)
Develops and promotes the growth and profitability of the semiconductor industry

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI)
Supports ready access to geographic information

Global Standards Collaboration
Promotes innovation and collaboration on a broad spectrum of standards topics

Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA)
Promotes the creation of a global wireless communications network

GlobalPlatform, Inc.
Develops and promotes infrastructure standards for multiple application SmartCards

GNU Project
Promotes the free GNU licensing model and hosts the Free Software Foundation

Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA)
Promoted the interests of the U. S. electronics, communications and information technology industries *Merged with the AeA, CSIA, and ITAA to form TechAmerica

Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Develops and promotes the tools to quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions

Promotes the significant reduction of carbon footprint of ICT devices, platforms and networks

Grid-Interop Forum
Develops and promotes the creation of a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system

Developed and promoted a bid matching algorithm tailored specifically for the trading of computing power *Inactive since 2009

Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC)
Promotes interoperation between system components

Develops and implements global data standards for the supply chain (United Kingdom)

Develops and promotes standards-based, global supply-chain solutions (U.S.)

GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative
Promotes improving business processes and supply chain visibility

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Promoted a network architecture for Home Audio Video Interoperability *Inactive since 2001

HDbaseT Alliance
Develops and promotes a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment environment

HDMI Forum
Develops and promotes the HDMI Specification and related Compliance Test Specification

HDMI Licensing, LLC
Promotes the HDMI standard and provides education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to adopters, retailers and consumers

HDPV Alliance
Develops and promotes lower cost and higher performance Photovoltaic (PV) systems

Health Industry Business Communications Council, The (HIBCC)
Promotes electronic communications through the development of standards for information exchange among all health care trading partners

Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
Develops and promotes standards for interoperability in healthcare (U.S.)

Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)
Develops and promotes the adoption of health information systems and exchanges

Health Level Seven (HL7)
Develops healthcare standards

Health Product Declaration (HPD) Forum
Develops and promotes the HPD Open Standard related to individual building products and materials

Healthcare Delivery Innovation Alliance (HDIA)
Developed and promoted healthcare delivery system standards

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Promotes use of healthcare information technology and management systems

Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation
Develops HSA-enabled platform and software solutions for the market

High Definition Closed Circuit Television (HDccTV) Alliance
Promotes and manages HDcctv

High Definition Power Line Communication (HD-PLC)
Develops and promotes technology which uses existing electric power lines for data transmission

High Performance Network Forum (HNF)
Promoted High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) networking

High Quality Mobile Experience (HQME) Working Group
Develops open standards to improve the mobile-content experience

High Tech Broadband Coalition, The (HTBC)
Promoted the development of broadband technology

High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA)
Developed and promoted the sharing of premium quality HD content across audio-video devices *Dissolved in 2009; the 1394 Trade Association assumed control of all HANA-generated intellectual property

HiperLAN2 Global Forum (H2GF)
Supported the ETSI HiperLan2 wireless standard

Home Gateway Initiative (HGI)
Develops and promotes home gateway specifications

Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
Developed phoneline networking interoperability standards *Merged with HomeGrid Forum May 2013

HomeGrid Forum
Promotes adoption of through technical and marketing efforts

HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Develops and promotes powerline networks and products

HomeRF Working Group (HRFWG)
Maintained a wireless network standard optimized for homes and small businesses

Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
Develops and promotes partnership among hoteliers and technology providers

Provides links to standards organizations and other resources for standards and protocols

HR-XML Consortium (HR-XML)
Develops and promotes a standard suite of XML specifications

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Develops and promotes standards for broadcast and broadband delivery through connected TVs and set-top boxes (Europe)

Hybrid Memory Consortium (HMC)
Develops and promotes HMC Integration into a wide variety of systems, platforms and applications

HyperTransport Technology Consortium
Promotes HyperTransport technology specifications

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ICT Standards Board (ICTSB)
ICT standards collaborative (Europe)

IDB Forum
Promoted integration of IDB networking

Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG)
Develops and administers the process for policy and technical standards development for the Identity Ecosystem Framework

Identity Theft Council (ITC)
Provides local support to victims of identity theft

IEEE Computer Society (IEEECS)
Provides technical information and services to computing professionals

IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO)
Promotes and provides support services in connection with the development and adoption of technology standards by other technology industry consortia

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)
Develops and facilitates the development of technology standards in a variety of industries

IFRS Foundation
Develops and promotes national accounting standards

IGRS Alliance
Develops interoperability standards and product compliancy (China)

IMS Forum
Develops and promotes the advancement of IP Multimedia Subsystem applications and services interoperability

IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (IMS)
Develops and promotes the adoption of open technical specifications for interoperable learning technology

In-Location Alliance
Develops and promotes high accuracy indoor positioning and related services

InCommon Federation
Develops a framework for trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research (U.S.)

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Promotes and maintains collaborative efforts of industry, academia, and government to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet

Industry Advisory Council (IAC)
Promotes information resources management products and services to the government

InfiniBand Trade Association (ITA)
Promotes the InfiniBand architecture

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Promotes clarity of technology standards (Europe)

Information and Communications Technology Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC)
Develops and promotes strategies for domestic and international standards development, implementation, and promotion for Canadian users, industry, and government (Canada)

Information Security Forum (ISF)
Promotes solutions involving security challenges to businesses

Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)
Represents U.S. providers of information technology products and services

Infranet Initiative
Promoted and developed infranet technologies

Infrared Data Association (IrDA)
Develops specifications for infrared wireless communication

Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH)
Develops an open reference architecture for the universal adoption of strong authentication practices

Innovation Value Institute (IVI)
Promotes a global standard to realize the business value of IT investments

Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Develops, maintains, and promotes technology standards in multiple industries, including aerospace systems, computers, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, The (IEST)
Promotes contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes

Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
Develops and promotes access to comprehensive electronic health records (EHRs) efficiently and securely

Integration Consortium
Promoted and established guidelines for integration business practices

Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization (CIP4)
Develops standards for and promotes the adoption of process automation in the printing industry

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Promotes interactive media to increase market share

Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) Forum
Develops and promotes the adoption of IFX, an interoperable financial data exchange

Interactive Multimedia Association (IMA)
Developed and promoted multimedia standards

Interconnect Technical Advisory Board (IMTAB)
Promotes the development of the ITF format as an interoperable interconnect parasitic modeling format

Assisted British businesses in e-commerce (United Kingdom)

Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)
Provides a scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences

International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
Develops and promotes financial industry reporting standards

International Alliance for Honest Dating Sites
Promotes consumer education against fraudulent dating websites

International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI)
Defined and promoted information exchange specifications for buildings *Became BuildingSmart

International Association of Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance)
Promotes the Managed Services industry

International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
Developed and maintains the ISO/TS16949 specification for quality management systems

International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA)
Promotes carbon reduction and offset provider organizations

International Code Council (ICC)
Promotes the adoption of model construction codes

International Color Consortium (ICC)
Promotes the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems

International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
Develops standards of metrology in the fields of light and lighting

InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
Develops and promotes Information and Communications Technologies standardization

International Communications Association (ICA)
Promotes the scholarly study of human communication in academic research worldwide

International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES)
Promotes standardization education

International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
Develops standards and promotes best practices for publishing and content-related processes

International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
Promotes the development of electronic publishing

International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA)
Promotes and supports the hard disk drive industry

International DOI Foundation (IDF)
Develops and promotes registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers for use on digital networks

International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (INEMI)
Promotes the global electronics manufacturing industry and develops related roadmaps and guidance

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Develops and promotes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

International Energy Agency (IEA)
Develops energy policy advisement for governments

International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
Promotes the computing and communications industry relating to Information Technology

International Forecourt Standards Forum (IFSF)
Promotes interconnectivity and communications standards for the oil industry

International Forum on ANSI41 Standards Technology (IFAST)
Promotes international interoperability between cellular systems and providers

International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO)
Develops and promotes the rights to SNOMED CT and other health terminologies and related standards

International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA)
Develops and promotes the use of holograms and holographic technology

International Imaging Industry Association (I3A)
Promoted and set open standards for the imaging industry

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2
Develops and promotes education and certification of information security professionals

International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
Promotes the archiving of knowledge and information from the Internet for future generations everywhere

International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA)
Promotes public standard hybrid interactive TV middleware

International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC)
Promotes telecommunications media

International OpenGen Alliance (OGA)
Develops genealogy standards for data frameworks, exchange and sharing

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Prepares and publishes international standards for electrical, electronic and related technologies

International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)
Develops and promotes the global harmonization of legal metrology procedures

International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC)
Promoted packet-based network technologies and markets

International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC)
Develops and maintains standards in the news industry

International Security Trust & Privacy Alliance (ISTPA)
Promoted protection of personal information

International Society of Automation (ISA)
Promotes education about automation and control

International Software Escrow Association (ISEA)
Promotes and provides software escrow protection

International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC)
Develops and promotes the construction and operation of a space elevator

International Standard for Integrated Sustainability (ISIS)
Develops and promotes a sustainability standard for natural resources

International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays Consortium (ISCA)
Promotes the advancement of clinical cytogenetics and molecular genetics laboratories

International Telecommunication Union
Develops technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect

International Telework Association and Council (ITAC)
Promotes the benefits and expansion of working remotely

Internet 2
Develops Internet network applications and technologies

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Develops and promotes IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Promotes and facilitates improvements in Internet architecture

Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
Develops and promotes the sustainability, security, stability and development of the Internet

Internet Industry Association (IIA)
Promotes the Internet industry (Australia)

Internet Mail Consortium (IMC)
Managed and promoted email on the Internet *Ceased operations

Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA)
Develops and promotes a set of open, interoperable standards and device profiles in internet-connected media devices

Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Promotes research about Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology

Internet Security Alliance (ISAlliance)
Develops and promotes cyber security

Internet Society, The (ISOC)
Promotes and supports Internet infrastructure and Internet-related activities

Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA)
Developed and promoted specifications to enable streaming media over the Internet *Merged with MPEGIF in 2010, which in turn merged with the Open IPTV Forum in 2012.

Internet System Consortium (ISC)
Develops and promotes Open Source reference implementations of core Internet protocols

Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH)
Promotes mechanisms for assuring the successful implementation of enterprise technology solutions

Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C)
Developed and promoted informatics solutions for life science products *Dissolved 2012

IPC-2581 Consortium
Promotes adoption of the IPC-2581, a design data transfer language

IPL (Interoperable PDK Libraries) Alliance
Develops and promotes an industry initiative to establishes an interoperable eco-system in custom design

IPSO Alliance
Develops and promotes IP as the protocol for sensor and control networks, or "smart objects"

IPv6 Forum, The
Promotes the IPv6 protocol

IT Service Management Forum (itSMF)
Develops and promotes IT service management "best practices", standards and qualifications

Itanium Solutions Alliance
Develops and promotes the adoption of Itanium-based solutions

iVDR Consortium
Develops and promotes a removable hard drive disk compatible with a broad range of electronic devices

IVI Foundation (Interchangeable Virtual Instruments)
Develops and promotes software standards for instrument interchangeability

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J Consortium, Inc.
Develops and promotes an open forum for setting Real Time Java standards

Japan Automotive Software Platform Architecture (JasPar)
Develops and promotes a uniform, interchangeable high-speed bus architecture for the Japanese car industry (Japan)

Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA)
Develops and promotes technological innovation of industrial imaging (Japan)

Japanese Standards Association (JSA)
Promotes Japanese standards through education and certification programs (Japan)

Java Card Forum (JCF)
Promotes Java as the programming language for multiple-application smart cards

Java Community Process (JCP)
Develops and promotes the use of Java technology in various formats

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association
Develops standards for the microelectronics industry

Jericho Forum
Promotes the secure flow of business data over the Internet
Promoted Jini Network Technology *Ceased operations in 2011

Joint Initiative Council
Promotes the develpment of health information standards

Promotes standardization in the field of Information Technology

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Kantara Initiative
Develops and promotes secure, identity-based, online interactions while preventing misuse of personal information

Khronos Group
Develops open standards APIs

KNX Association
Develops and promotes the KNX standard

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Developed and promoted a non-proprietary data standard (LandXML) *Ceased operations November 31, 2012

Laser Illuminated Projector Alliance (LIPA)
Develops and promotes laser-based projection techniques

Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC)
Promoted information technology standards specific to the law enforcement community *LEITSC ceased operations after 2007

Learning Content Management System (LCMS) Council
Promoted market awareness of learning content management system infrastructures

Learning, Education, and Training Systems Interoperability (LETSI)
Develops and promotes the secure exchange of data among current and future systems, website, and mobile apps

Leonardo Academy
Develops strategies to enhance environmental sustainability

Liberty Alliance Project
Developed and maintained single sign-on identities *Transferred operations and materials to Kantara Initiative in 2009

LiMo Foundation
Developed and promoted an open Linux-based operating system for mobile devices *Became Tizen Association

Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)
Develops language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources

Linux Foundation
Develops and promotes the growth of Linux
Supports and promotes further evolution of the Linux operating system

Local Interconnect Network Consortium (LIN)
Developed and promoted the Local Interconnect Network (LIN) Specification, a serial communication system intended to be used for distributed electronic systems in vehicles

Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)
Promotes the exchange and pooling of clinical results for clinical care

LonMark International
Develops and promotes integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ANSI/EIA/CEA 709.1 and related standards

LSB Project (LSB)
Promotes interoperability in Linux systems

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Machinery Information Management Open System Alliance (MIMOSA)
Develops and promotes the adoption of open information standards for Operations and Maintenance in manufacturing, fleet, and facility environments

Manure Management Consortium
Develops and promotes research on manure management and odor control

MashSSL Alliance
Promotes open standard for trust establishment between web applications

Mass Technology Leadership Council
Promotes the fostering of entrepreneurship and the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors

Promotes the software and Internet industry in Massachusetts

Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC)
Develops and applies software systems to address issues in the best-practice management, analysis, and use of materials information in enterprises in the aerospace, defense, and energy sectors

MB Project
Promoted medical data banking through internal research and cross-industry outreach forums *Ceased independent operations in 2009 and became a part of HIMSS

Develops and promotes technology standards for the health professions

Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) Cooperation
Develops and promotes Media Oriented Systems Transport technology for the automotive industry

Medical Alert Monitoring Association (MAMA)
Promotes the needs of the medical alert monitoring and personal emergency response services industry

Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)
Develops and promotes medical device regulatory science

Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS)
Promotes computer risk management practices for availability of innovative and safe medical devices

Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA)
Promotes education and develops technologies to change regulation of Protected Health Information (PHI)

Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)
Develops and promotes medical imaging and radiation therapy industry positions in technical, trade, and other issues

Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)
Promotes ongoing and emerging messaging abuse issues in the messaging industry

Metadata Working Group (MWG)
Develops and promotes the preservation and seamless interoperability of digital image metadata, interoperability and availability

Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
Promotes optical Ethernet technology

Develops and promotes open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards

MIDI Manufacturers Association
Develops and promotes digital interface standards for the music industry

Mobey Forum
Promotes the use of mobile technology in financial services

Mobile 500 Alliance
Develops partnerships to accelerate the nationwide availability of a commercial mobile digital television service

Mobile Acquisition Transparency Alliance (MATA)
Develops and promotes an open standard for mobile marketers and ad providers for their user acquisition campaigns

Mobile Advisory Council (MAC)
Promoted mobile computing standards and designers

Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC)
Promotes the mobile computing market

Mobile Data Association (MDA)
Promotes all mobile data centric businesses, vendors and users

Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA)
Promoted mobile enterprise *Dissolved in 2007

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Develops and promotes the connecting of mobile phones and portable devices to other consumer electronics (CE) devices

Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium (MIPC)
Promoted interoperability across the hardware, software and wireless technologies and content providers involved in mobile imaging and printing

Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance
Promotes open specifications for interfaces to mobile application processors

Mobile Marketing Research Association (MMRA)
Promotes and develops professional standards and ethics for conducting marketing research on mobile devices

Mobile Payment Forum (MPF)
Developed standards for mobile commerce using payment card accounts

Mobile PC Extended Battery Life (EBL) Working Group
Develops extended battery life in mobile PC platforms

Mobile Phone Security Industry Association (MPSIA)
Promoted the use and application of mobile and cellular technology within the security industry

Develops benchmarking services for smartphones and tablets

Mopria Alliance
Develops and promotes standards for mobile printing

Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organizations (MISMO)
Develops, promotes and maintains electronic commerce standards for the mortgage industry
Develops and promotes the open source Mozilla Browser Project

MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF)
Promotes the MPEG-4 standard *Merged with the Open IPTV Forum in 2012

MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance
Promoted the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service label switching networks and associated applications

Multiband OFDM Alliance (MBOA)
Developed specifications based on ultrawideband-based technology

Multicore Association
Promotes open specifications to enable multicore product development

Multifamily Information and Transactions Standards (MITS)
Develops multifamily housing industry data standards

MultiFunction Products Association (MFPA)
Promoted the multifunction products industry

Multimedia Communications Forum (MMCF)
Developed multimedia communications architectures and solutions

Multimedia Mobile Access Communications Systems Promotion Council (MMAC-PC)
Developed high-speed wireless multimedia

Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
Promoted distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home

Develops requirements for Multimedia-Grade networks

MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA)
Developed open industry standards for MultiMediaCards *Dissolved and transferred its specifications and other assets to the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association

Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF)
Develops and promotes open-architecture, multi-service switching systems

Develops and promotes software standard that facilitates interoperability of business and automation applications used in electric utilities

MULTOS Consortium
Promotes the MULTOS specification in the smartcard industry

Music Encoding Initiative (MEI)
Develops and promotes an XML-based schema for musical notation

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National Association of Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAFEMS)
Promotes the use of finite element technology

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, Inc. (NCPDP)
Develops standards within the pharmacy services sector of the health care industry (U.S.)

National Cyber Security Partnership (NCSP)
Develops security strategies for US information infrastructure (U.S.)

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Promotes and develops standards for the electrical industry

National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Promotes 9-1-1 and international three-digit emergency communications systems and develops related standards and guidance (U.S.)

National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols (NIIIP) Consortium
Developed standards for multi-vendor government contract fulfillment and other purposes

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Develops and promotes standards to manage information in digital environments (U.S.)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Develops and promotes measurements, standards and technology as a non-regulatory federal agency (U.S.)

National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS)
Maintains and promotes a standardized, integrated, and international justice system

Natural Security Alliance
Manages, maintains and enhances the Natural Security strong authentication specifications

Near Field Communication Forum (NFC Forum)
Develops and promotes near field wireless communication technology

Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC)
Promotes the adoption of existing and emerging cross-domain interoperability standards

Network IPS Product Developers Consortium (NIPD)
Develops, promotes, and certifies network intrusion prevention technology

Network Processing Forum (NPF)
Developed network processing standards for next-generation networking and telecommunications products

Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF)
Develops and promotes interoperability standards in the test community

Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN)
Develops and promotes standards for next generation mobile broadband network infrastructure, service platforms and devices

Nexus 500 Forum
Develops and promotes the semiconductor, developmental tools and automotive electronics industries

NIL Consortium (NILCom)
Promotes standard process parameters, test stamps and qualified hardware solutions for high volume manufacturing and application development

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Develops and enforces reliability standards for the bulk power system in North America (North America)

NSF International
Promotes public health and safety-related information and certification and develops food and water industry standards

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Develops and promotes a simple way to publish and interact with protected data

Object Management Group (OMG)
Develops enterprise integration standards (including modeling standards such as UML and MDA) for a range of technologies and industries

Developed open source middleware *In 2005, ObjectWeb merged with Orientware to form OW2 Consortium.

Develops and maintains an open protocol for sharing any URL with any service on the web

OLAP Council Ltd. (OLAP)
Develops the APB-1, an on-line analytical processing benchmark

OmniAir Consortium
Develops and promotes certification for the Intelligent Transportation Industry

Develops and promotes specifications to ensure the global functionality of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems

Online Privacy Alliance (OPA)
Promotes self-regulatory initiatives for individuals' privacy online and in electronic commerce

Online Trust Alliance (OTA)
Promotes practices and technologies to enhance consumer trust in e-commerce, governmental and online financial services

OPC Foundation
Promotes interoperability in automation

Open Ag Data Alliance (OADA)
Develops open API's and promotes interoperability, security, and privacy for agricultural data

OPEN Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG)
Develops and promotes standards for Ethernet-based, single pair unshielded networks in automotive applications

Open Applications Group (OAG)
Promotes best practices and standards for application integration

Open Archives Initiative (OAI)
Develops and promotes digital content interoperability standards

Open Automotive Alliance
Develops installing the Android platform into automobiles

Open AXIS Group
Promotes XML as the optimal electronic messaging structure for airline system connectivity worldwide

Open Buying on the Internet Consortium (OBI)
Developed technical and business standards enabling purchasing via the Internet

Open Card Consortium (OCC)
Created the OpenCard Framework

Open Charge Alliance (OCA)
Promotes and provides a forum for the development of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), a standard for uniform communications between Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points and the central management system

Open Cloud Consortium (OCC)
Maintains cloud computing infrastructure to support scientific research

Open Cloud Initiative (OCI)
Promotes open cloud computing

Open Compute Project
Develops and promotes open standards for efficient server, storage and data center hardware

Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance
Develops the standardization of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard for professional applications

Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP)
Promotes and supports the Open Core Protocol (OCP)

Open Data (OData) Protocol
Data access protocol developed to provide access to online data sources

Open Data Center Alliance
Promotes the definition and standardization of requirements for next generation long term data centers and cloud infrastructure

Open Deal Format (ODF) Working Group
An open standard to streamline the exchange of group buying offer information

Open Design Alliance
Develops and promotes the Teigha software platform

Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA)
Develops and supports network technologies built on the Common Industrial Protocol

Open eBook Forum (OeBF)
Established specifications and standards for electronic publishing *Became the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF),

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Develops geo information systems standards

Open Grid Forum (OGF)
Promotes global standardization of grid computing

Open Group, The
Develops and promotes standards to increase business efficiency through information technology and interoperability, and operates certification programs standards and software, including the UNIX system

Open Identity Exchange (OIX)
Develops and promotes open identity technologies

Open Information Security Foundation (OISF)
Develops intrusion detection and prevention engines

Open Mashup Alliance (OMA)
Promotes the adoption of mashup solutions in the enterprise through the evolution of enterprise mashup standards

Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
Develops and maintains specifications designed to enhance mobile communications industry interoperability and collects related market requirements

Open Mobile Terminal Platform Group (OMTP)
Promoted advanced mobile platforms *OMTP became the "Wholesale Applications Community" in 2010, and its activities were transitioned to GSM Association in 2012.

Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC)
Developed broadcast industry specifications and standards for mobile TV *Merged with the National Association of Broadcasters in 2013

Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFi)
Promotes and develops NAND Flash integration into consumer electronic products

Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF)
Develops and promotes the adoption of interoperability specifications for network video in the security market

Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Promotes and develops Software-Defined Networking (SDN) through open standards development

Open Patent Alliance (OPA)
Promoted broader choice and competitive equipment and service costs for WiMAX technology, devices and applications

Open Security Exchange (OSE)
Promotes enterprise security management

Open Source And Industry Alliance (OSAIA)
Advocated for the open source community

Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)
Promotes various open source technologies

Open Source Consortium (OSC)
Promotes the Open Source business community (United Kingdom)

Open Source Development Lab (OSDL)
Developed data center and telco class enhancement open source Linux developers *Merged with The Free Standards Group to form The Linux Foundation

Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)
Promotes and supports the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promotes its widespread use

Open Source Initiative (OSI)
Promotes and manages the Open Source definition and provides related licensing certification

Open Source Liberty
Develops, promotes, and maintains the Liberty library modeling standard

Open Source Software Institute (OSSI)
Promotes the development and implementation of open-source software solutions

Open Standard for Public Transportation Alliance (OSPT)
Developed and promotes CIPURSE, an open standard secure transit fair collection solution

Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE)
Promotes a real estate data standard

Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI)
Supported an advanced SystemC as an open source standard for system-level design *Now Accellera Systems Initiative

Open Travel Alliance (OTA)
Develops business and systems specifications for the travel industry

Open Video Alliance
Promotes technologies, policies, and practices in online video

Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA)
Promotes awareness and understanding of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC)
Develops and promotes user video-capable communications with interconnected service providers

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Develops and promotes improvement in the security of application software

Open Web Foundation
Develops and promotes open, non-proprietary specifications for web technologies

OpenADR Alliance
Promotes OpenADR standards throughout the energy industry

OpenAjax Alliance
Promoted the use and adoption of open, interoperable Ajax-based Web technologies

OpenBel Consortium
Maintains the OpenBEL Biological Expression Language

Develops a framework that simplifies all aspects of scientific data networking

OpenDoc Society
Promotes the openness of documents and shared knowledge

Promotes sharing and computable information using ICT in healthcare, medical research and related industries

OpenFabrics Alliance
Develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing

OpenForum Europe
Promotes open source solutions within the European business community

OpenIB Alliance
Develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing *Now OpenFabrics Alliance

OpenID Foundation (OIDF)
Promotes the use of OpenID technology

Develops open source software for securing identity-based Web services based on Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services standards

OpenMI Association
Promotes the development, use, management and maintenance of the Open Modelling Interface (OpenMI)

Develops and promotes high-level parallel language support for a wide range of applications

Promotes the compatibility and interoperability of Natural Interaction (NI) devices, applications and middleware
Promoted the use of Apache OpenOffice open source office suite software

OpenPGP Alliance
Develops and promotes the OpenPGP email encryption standard for encrypting email using public key cryptography

OpenRTB Consortium
Develops and promotes open industry standards for the RTB marketplace

OpenRTB Mobile Committee
Promotes communication between mobile ad inventory buyers and sellers

OpenSAF Foundation
Develops middleware based on open and industry standard interfaces for applications

OpenSG User's Group (OSGug)
Develops and promotes advanced metering infrastructures and demand response solutions

OpenSPL Consortium
Promotes the use of OpenSPL, an open programming language for spatial computing

Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)
Promotes the development and deployment of interoperable products and services for data switching and routing using optical networking technologies

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)
Develops and promotes research in nano- and micro-scale science and engineering

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Promotes intergovernmental communication regarding economics

Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC)
Develops and supports the machine automation and operational needs of manufacturing

Organization for Manufacturing Automation and Control (OMAC)
Promotes open architecture control technologies

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
Promotes and develops standards based on XML, SGML, HTML and related structured information processing technologies

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Forum (OFDM)
Developed and promoted a unified standard for OFDM technology

Develops, maintains, and promotes open standards for the automotive industry

OSGi Alliance
Develops specifications for modular assembly of software built with Java technology

OStatus is an open standard for distributed status updates

OTA Flash Forum
Promoted the development and deployment of over-the-air (OTA) firmware update solutions for mobile phones

OW2 Consortium
Promotes the development of open-source middleware, generic business applications and cloud computing platforms

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Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC)
Promotes standardization and standards preparation and conformance for Pacific Rim countries (Pacific Rim)

Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT)
Promotes the development of technical standardization in its member countries (Americas)

Develops and promotes supply chain communication standards for the paper and forest product industry

Parlay Group
Developed and promoted application programming interfaces

Promoted payment technology

Payments Processing Information Sharing Council (PPISC)
Promotes information sharing about fraud, threats, vulnerabilities and risk mitigation in the payments industry

PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA)
Promotes the growth and improvement of PC gaming

PC104 Consortium
Develops, maintains, and promotes PC/104 and related technology standards

PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group, Inc. (PICMG)
Develops system-architecture neutral PCI microcomputer standards

PDF/A Competence Center
Promotes the exchange of information and experience in the area of long-term data archiving

Performance Marketing Association, Inc. (PMA)
Promotes the profile of performance marketing

Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interests Group (PCI-SIG)
Maintains and promotes PCI bus specifications

Personalization Consortium, Inc. (PCI)
Promoted best practices relating to the use of Personal Information on the Internet

Petroleum Industry Data Exchange (PIDX) International
Promotes standards related to the oil and gas industry

Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. (POSC)
Developed specifications for information modeling, information management, and data and application integration for the E&P a industries

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA)
Develops and promotes the adoption of specifications for interoperability of IP-enabled security devices

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Promotes evidence-based performance measures in the healthcare industry

Picture Services Network (PSN)
Developed the PSN Directory of digital imaging service providers

Develops technology to ensure safe infrastructure upgrades

Develops, promotes and maintains programming standards for industrial controller and automation applications

Plugin Alliance
Develops and promotes a user friendly audio plugin Standard that supports all major plugin formats

Portable Computer and Communications Association (PCCA)
Promotes the mobile computing industry

Power Management Bus Implementers Forum (PMBus-IF)
Promotes PM bus technology, an open-standard digital power management protocol that facilitates communication with a power converter or other device by defining the required transport, physical interface, and command language

Power Matters Alliance (PMA)
Develops and promotes advanced wireless power to charge devices both at home and remotely
Develops and promotes Power Architecture technology

PowerOpen Association
Developed interoperability standards and certification programs for IBM/Apple/Motorola PowerPC RISC Chip-based systems and software

PRIME Alliance
Develops and promotes a narrowband power line standard for Smart Grid products and services

Printer Working Group, The (PWG)
Promotes interoperability of printers with supporting systems and applications

Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG)
Promotes P25 standards and related technologies

Project JXTA
Develops, maintains and promotes the use of JTXA technology for peer-to-peer network communications and collaboration

Project Managment Insitute (PMI)
Promotes advancing the project management profession

Project MESA
Developed digital mobile broadband standards *Inactive since 2004

ProSTEP iViP Association
Develops solutions and standards relating to product data management and virtual product creation

ProTECTS Allianace
Promotes two-way satellite-based location, tracking and messaging technologies

PSLX Consortium
Develops APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) standards for collaborative manufacturing

Develops and maintains the framework within which mobile device certification can take place

Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC)
Develops and promotes health information technology standards to empower healthcare and public health communities and improve individual and community health (U.S.)

Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) Forum
Promoted public key infrastructure (PKI) and PKI-based products and services

PXI Systems Alliance
Develops, promotes, and maintains the PXI Specification for the measurement and automation of PC technology

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QuEST Forum
Develops and promotes operational and supply chain quality and performance

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Promoted a common foundation for secure m-commerce *Joined the Liberty Alliance in 2003

Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA)
Develops consensus-based recommendations regarding communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system issues and functions as a Federal Advisory Committee to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

RAIN promotes awareness, education, and initiatives to accelerate UHF RFID growth and adoption in business and consumer applications worldwide

RapidIO Trade Association
Develops and promotes the RapidIO Interconnect Architecture for high-performance packet-switched, interconnect technology

RDX Storage Alliance
Promotes RDX removable disk technology

Real Estate Standards Institute (RESI)
Developed and promoted a comprehensive set of real estate standards of practice

Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)
Develops and promotes data standards and processes for real estate transactions, including the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS)

Regional Alliance for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS)
Contributed to national security mobilization (U.S.)

Remote Direct Memory Access Consortium (RDMA)
Develops specifications for remote direct memory access over TCP/IP

RFID International Business Association (RFIDba)
Promotes the global RFID industry

Develops and promotes open e-business process standards and services for supply chain partners

Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Promotes and coordinates the efforts of industry constituents in proposing technical and legal frameworks for developing ICT infrastructure and providing confidence & security in the use of ICT (Russia)

RVU Alliance
Develops specifications for RVU technology including a full-featured pixel accurate Remote User Interface (RUI)

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SAE International
Develops and promotes standards for engineering professionals in various industries

Salmon Protocol
A message exchange protocol to decentralize commentary focused on public content

Salutation Consortium
Promoted interoperability standards among devices, applications and services across paper management, telephony and computing domains *Disbanded in June, 2005

Satellite Interference Reduction Group (sIRG)
Develops and promotes practical improvements in the satellite reception industry intended to reduce satellite interference and loss

Scope Alliance (SCOPE)
Promoted the deployment of carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications

SCSI Trade Association (STA)
Promotes the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) to the storage industry

SD Card Association
Promotes acceptance for the SD Memory Card in digital applications and sets industry standards

Seamless Converged Communication Across Networks (SCCAN) Forum
Promoted the utilization of seamless mobility communications solutions

Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA)
Develops and promotes wireless communication systems for international public safety and emergency response

Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK)
Developed and promoted a European eID Interoperability Platform that will allow citizens to establish new e-relations across borders (Europe)

Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK) 2.0
Develops and promotes a European eID Interoperability Platform that will allow citizens to establish new e-relations across borders (Europe)

Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA)
Developed and promoted secure electronic payment card transaction frameworks

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
An XML-based standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between security domains

Security Industry Association (SIA)
Develops and maintains standards for the security industry

Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising
Promotes understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on online behavior

Develops a scalable and sustainable pan-European organizational and governance process for the semantic interoperability of clinical and biomedical knowledge (Europe)

Develops advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies

Semiconductor 3D Equipment and Materials Consortium (EMC-3D)
Developed a cost-effective TSV (thru-silicon-via) for 3D chip stacking and MEMS integration

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
Promotes the global semiconductor equipment, materials, and flat panel display industries

Semiconductor Test Consortium
Promoted interoperability test methods for complex logic devices
Discussion website for all things related to Sendmail

Sensor Network Consortium (SNC)
Promotes sensor network industry growth by fostering research in sensor networks and facilitating interaction between academia and industry

Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO)
Develops and promotes ATA specifications

Serial Port Memory Technology (SPMT)
Develops and maintains the SPMT specification and promotes designing and manufacturing mobile devices, integrated circuits, and semiconductor IP

Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI)
Develops server infrastructure standards

Service Availability Forum (SAForum)
Develops and promotes availability and management software interface specifications

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Consortium
Promoted the adoption of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Forum
Promotes the adoption of products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol

SIF Association (SIF)
Develops and promotes specifications for sharing of school and learning information (the SIF Implementation Specification)

Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2)
Develops and promotes the adoption of standards to improve the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured, in order to speed time-to-market and meet the challenges of sub-micron design

Promoted single instruction, multiple data technology

Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
Promotes interoperability and component reuse in government and private sector applications

Small Cell Forum
Promotes the wide-scale adoption of small cell technologies *Formerly the Femto Forum

Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG)
Develops, promotes, and maintains embedded computer standards for form factors and computer buses

Small Terminal Interoperability Platform (STIP) Consortium
Developed interoperable platform specifications for transaction devices, including smartcard devices

Smart Active Labels Consortium (SAL-C)
Developed and promoted smart active label technologies for multiple industries

Smart Battery System Implementers Forum (SBS-IF)
Develops, promotes and supports open standards for smart battery systems

Smart Card Alliance
Promotes the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology

Smart TV Alliance
Develops and promotes a platform to create interactive content on consumers' TV screens

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
Professional association providing technical training, certification and standards

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
Promotes the development of motion picture standards

Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode)
Develops and promotes more secure reliable software, hardware and services

Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) Working Group
Develops, maintains, and promotes the SPDX specification

Software Productivity Consortium
Developed tools and processes to increase software quality

SOI Industry Consortium
Promotes silicon-on insulator (SOI) technology innovation into broad markets
Provides free services to Open Source developers

Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D)
Promotes the use of 3D geoinformation in all possible application areas

Spectra Logic
Develops backup and archive solutions for secondary storage

Speech Applications Language Tags Forum (SALT Forum)
Developed standards to enable multimodal and telephonic access to diverse data and services

SPIRIT Consortium
Developed and promoted standards in the semiconductor industry

Promotes the interchange of sports data through the use of XML

SSD Form Factor Working Group
Promotes enterprise storage usage of PCIe SSDs

Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture Forum (SMIA)
Promoted the SMIA standard

Standard Panels Working Group (SPWG)
Develops TFT LCD mechanical and electrical standards

Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)
Develops, maintains and promotes a standardized set of benchmarks that can be applied to high-performance computers.

Standards and Interoperability for eInfrastructure Implementation Initiative Consortium (SIENA)
Promotes cloud standards, guidance and technology

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
Promotes and oversees standardization in Canada (Canada)

Standards Engineering Society (SES)
Promotes the use of standards and standardization

Stop Dead Consortium
Maintained a database to stop mailings to deceased individuals

A project that develops and promotes resources to counter viruses, spyware, and other badware

Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Promotes the storage network industry

Storage Performance Council (SPC)
Promotes and develops specifications to standardize storage subsystem benchmarks

Storage Products Association (SPA)
Promotes the role of hard disk drive (HDD) storage and technologies

Strategic Sourcing Advisory Council (SSAC)
Promoted information regarding strategic sourcing standards, certification and knowledge-sharing

SunSpec Alliance
Promotes technology innovation and growth in the solar photovoltaic and renewable energy industry through defining and promoting the adoption of open data standards

Sustainability Consortium
Develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies.

Sustainable Computing Consortium
Sought to improve software quality and security

System Management Interface Forum (SMIF)
Promotes and supports the development of specifications relating to power management and systems technology implementations

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T-Engine Forum
Develops, researches and promotes the T-Engine architecture
Maintains the registration authority for software identification tags (SWID tags)

TALQ Consortium
Develops and promotes a management software interface for Outdoor Lighting Networks

TCO Development
Promotes sustainable IT products

TD Industry Alliance (TDIA)
Promoted the advancement of China's mobile telecommunication industry (China)

Promotes and advocates for the information and communications technology (ICT)industry

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Promotes the communications and information technology industries

Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C)
Developed a common software architecture for telecommunications

Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)
Promotes the advancement of technology

Telematics Suppliers Consortium (TSC)
Developed and promoted connectivity from fixed service facilities to standard vehicle interfaces

Telework Advisory Group of WorldatWork
Promotes the growth and success of work independent of location

Telework Consortium
Evaluated telecommunication technologies

TesLA Alliance
Develops and promotes standards for unified, vendor agnostic automation in the Test & Measurement Industry

Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C)
Developed and now maintains the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

The 4Ever Project
Promotes and engages in research regarding enhanced television viewing experience through HEVC and Ultra High Definition TV

The Common Criteria User Forum
Promotes the Common Criteria certification and improves the certification/validation process

The Digital Media Project (DMP)
Promotes the continuing development, deployment and use of Digital Media

The Green Grid
Develops standards to measure data center efficiency

The International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA)
Develops international standards for transfusion medicine and transplantation for electronic data interchange protocols

The Open IPTV Forum
Develops standards for end-end IPTV services

Third Generation Internet Protocol Forum (3G.IP)
Promoted IP based wireless systems for 3G mobile communications technology

Third Generation Partnership Project No. 2 (3GPP2)
Develops global specifications for ANSI/TIA/EIA-41 Cellular Radiotelecommunication Intersystem Operations network evolution to 3G

Tizen Association
Develops and promotes the industry role of Tizen and its mobile market presence

TM Forum
Promotes business effectiveness for service providers and their suppliers

Transfer Jet
Develops, maintains, and promotes TransferJet technologies

Develops trust benchmark circuits, tools and hardware platforms

Trusted Cloud Initiative (TCI)
Promoted education, research and certification of Secure and Interoperable Identity in the Cloud

Trusted Computing Group (TCG)
Promotes, develops and defines open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies

Trusted Electronics Communications Forum (TECF)
Developed and promoted standards for technology, best practices, and prosecution against phishers *Inactive since 2004

TV Anytime Forum
Developed audio-visual specifications for high-volume digital storage

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U-SNAP Alliance
Promotes a low cost, connector standard for linking Home Area Network devices to Smart Meters

UCA International Users Group
Promotes the integration and interoperability of electric/gas/water utility systems

Ultra Low Energy (ULE) Alliance
Develops and promotes ultra low energy technology

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Forum
Promoted acceptance of the Common Signaling Mode (CSM) and Direct Sequence Ultra-Wideband (DS-UWB) in the marketplace

UMTS Forum
Promotes the global uptake of UMTS third generation (3G) mobile systems and services

Unicode Consortium
Develops, extends, and promotes use of the Unicode Standard

Unified Communications Interoperability Forum
Develops and promotes interoperability of open standards-based unified communications hardware and software

Unified Display Interface (UDI)
Promoted the UDI digital video interface specification (based on Digital Visual Interface)

Unified EFI Forum (UEFI)
Promotes and maintains the UEFI standard

Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC)
Developed and promoted multi-industry standards, B2B supply chain solutions, and administered the Universal Product Code (U.S.)

UniForum - The International Association of Open Systems Professionals
Promotes and exchanges best practices information of open technologies and standards

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
Promotes and facilitates international transactions through the simplification and harmonization of procedures and information flows

Developed a common base Linux distribution for enterprise use

Universal Home API Forum (UHAPI)
Promoted the Universal Home API specification

Universal Plug and Play Forum (UpnP)
Promotes easily implemented home and business networks

Universal Transportable Memory Association (UTMA)
Promoted the growth and adoption of flash memory cards

UPVI Alliance
Develops and promotes a common specification for photovoltaic (PV) modules related to solar energy

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
Promotes the use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems

USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF)
Promotes the Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology

UV LED Curing Association
Promotes improvements in UV LED curing applications and develops related guidelines to accelerate adoption

UXP Initiative (UXPi)
Develops and promotes interoperable specifications for the semiconductor industry

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VFEA International Trade Association (VITA)
Develops and promotes real-time, modular embedded computing systems

Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA)
Promotes and develops display and display interface standards

Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC)
Promotes and supports the VPN vendor community by acting as its trade association and promoting vendor products

Visible Light Communications Consortium (VLCC)
Develops and promotes standardizing LED communication systems

Voice over IP Security Association (VOIPSA)
Promotes VoIP and Information Security issues and concerns

VoiceXML Forum
Promotes the Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML)

VoLGA Forum
Developed and promoted specifications for LTE voice networks

Voluntary Carbon Standard
Promotes standardization, transparency and credibility to the voluntary carbon market

Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards Association (VICS)
Promoted the flow of product throughout the retail supply chain

VSI Alliance (VSIA)
Developed standards and business processes for System-on-Chip (SoC) development *Dissolved operations in 2008

VXIbus Consortium
Develops and promotes an open standard platform for commercial ATE systems

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Web Application Security Consortium (WASC)
Developed and promoted security standards for the World Wide Web

Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG)
Develops HTML application specifications

Web Quality of Experience Workgroup (WebQoE)
Developed and promoted standards for improved online customer experience

Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)
Promoted Web services interoperability across platforms, operating systems and programming languages *Merged with OASIS

Web Services Test Forum (WSTF)
Maintains a forum for the web service community to develop interoperability scenarios

Web Standards Project (WaSP)
Promoted core web standards

Web3D Consortium
Fosters and promotes three-dimensional technologies on the Internet

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WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA)
Promotes the development, deployment and use of standards-based products and services as a means of providing broadband capabilities via WhiteSpace spectrum

Wholesale Applications Community (WAC)
Promoted mobile software open platforms for application interoperability

Wi-Fi Alliance
Promotes and certifies wireless products

WiMedia Alliance
Promotes the regulation, standardization and interoperability of ultra-wideband (UWB) worldwide

Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) Forum
Developed standards for wireless information and telephone services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals *Consolidated into Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA)
Develops and promotes seamless wireless broadband services

Wireless Communications Technologies Group (WCTG)
Promotes the U.S. wireless communications industry (U.S.)

Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig)
Developed to address faster wireless connectivity needs *Absorbed by the Wi-Fi Alliance

Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI)
Promotes wireless uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home

Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA)
Promotes the adoption of wireless technologies in the industrial sector; identifies, recommends and certifies appropriate wireless technologies

Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA)
Promotes efficiency and innovation in the use of U.S. wireless spectrum resources (U.S.)

Wireless Innovation Forum
Develops deployment and use of open architectures for advanced wireless systems *formerly the Software Defined Radio (SDR) Forum

Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)
Develops and promotes the wireless power standard for interoperability across rechargeable electronic devices

Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA)
Promotes the adoption of WiSA-enabled compliant products by fostering interoperability compliance testing between CE devices and high-performance wireless speakers

Wireless World Research Forum
Develops and promotes wireless research and standardization

WirelessHD Consortium
Developed, maintains, and promotes the WirelessHD Standard for wireless high-definition transmissions

WiSun Alliance
Develops and promotes the adoption of wireless Smart Grid Networks

Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC)
Develops and promotes workflow management standards

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
Promotes the adoption of e-Commerce in the healthcare industry (U.S.)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Promotes sustainable development practices and information sharing

World DAB Forum
Promotes DAB Digital Radio

World Standards Services Network (WSSN)
Maintains links to servers of standards organizations worldwide

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Develops common protocols to enable the evolution and interoperability of the Web

Worldwide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG)
Promoted networking technology to support Network Centric Operations (NCO)

Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) Forum
Promotes interoperability standards for broadband wireless access

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X Consortium
Developed the Unix X Window System and related standards
Maintains the X Windows system, a Unix-based interface

XBRL- (EXtensible Business Reporting Language) International
Develops an XML-based framework for the reporting of business information (XDI)
Develops the XRI Data Interchange (XDI)

XFree86 Project, Inc.
Promoted XFree86, an open source X11-based desktop infrastructure

Xiph.Org Foundation
Develops and promotes open source, multimedia related projects

XML Industry Portal (
Promotes information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings

XMPP Standards Foundation
Develops open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration on top of the IETF's Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)

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Z-Wave Alliance
Promotes home control products based on the Zensys Z-Wave open standard

Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC)
Develops and promotes zero energy performance in new and existing commercial buildings (U.S.)

Zhaga Consortium
Develops and promotes LED light engine products and interchangeability

ZigBee Alliance
Develops and promotes the ZigBee certification

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