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

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

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

Documented interoperability requirements for IP Telephony and Multimedia applications

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

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.)

ANT+ Alliance
Develops mobile personal monitoring technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bluetooth SIG
Promotes the implementation of Bluetooth wireless technology

Develops and promotes software application information exchange in the construction industry

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

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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

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

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

Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA)
Promotes cloud standards and communications

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Content Reference Forum (CRF)
Promoted digital content distribution specifications

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

Developed standards for customer information exchange across enterprise applications

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

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

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

DataPortability Project
Promotes the ease of movement between network services

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

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

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

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

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

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-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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Develops and promotes card payment protocols

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Level Seven (HL7)
Develops healthcare standards

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

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

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

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

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

IDB Forum
Promoted integration of IDB networking

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

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

InfiniBand Trade Association (ITA)
Promotes the InfiniBand architecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC)
Promotes telecommunications media

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

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

Internet 2
Develops Internet network applications and technologies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

MashSSL Alliance
Promotes open standard for trust establishment between web applications

Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
Promotes optical Ethernet technology

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

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

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

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

MultiFunction Products Association (MFPA)
Promoted the multifunction products industry

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

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

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

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

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

OPC Foundation
Promotes interoperability in automation

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 Security Exchange (OSE)
Promotes enterprise security management

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

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

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

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)

Promotes the compatibility and interoperability of Natural Interaction (NI) devices, applications and middleware

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

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

OStatus is an open standard for distributed status updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Semiconductor Test Consortium
Promoted interoperability test methods for complex logic devices

Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI)
Develops server infrastructure standards

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

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)

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

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

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

SPIRIT Consortium
Developed and promoted standards in the semiconductor industry

Promotes the interchange of sports data through the use of XML

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

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

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

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

TM Forum
Promotes business effectiveness for service providers and their suppliers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VoLGA Forum
Developed and promoted specifications for LTE voice networks

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

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

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

Wi-Fi Alliance
Promotes and certifies wireless products

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zhaga Consortium
Develops and promotes LED light engine products and interchangeability

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