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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IGRS Alliance
Develops interoperability standards and product compliancy (China)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Develops benchmarking services for smartphones and tablets

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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TCO Development
Promotes sustainable IT products

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

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

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

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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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