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Click on a consortium name to view a description of that consortium and to access links that will take you to its homepage, supported standards and (if available) its IPR policy.


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

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

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

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

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

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Develops and promotes software application information exchange in the construction industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IGRS Alliance
Develops interoperability standards and product compliancy (China)

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

MultiFunction Products Association (MFPA)
Promoted the multifunction products industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Develops advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies

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

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

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Zhaga Consortium
Develops and promotes LED light engine products and interchangeability

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