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

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

ANT+ Alliance
Develops mobile personal monitoring technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Develops benchmarking services for smartphones and tablets

Mopria Alliance
Develops and promotes standards for mobile printing

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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
Develops and promotes Power Architecture technology

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

SOI Industry Consortium
Promotes silicon-on insulator (SOI) technology innovation into broad markets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Zhaga Consortium
Develops and promotes LED light engine products and interchangeability

ZigBee Alliance
Develops and promotes the ZigBee certification

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