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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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ecma International
Develops and promotes standardization of information and communication systems

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Develops and promotes powerline networks and products

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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InfiniBand Trade Association (ITA)
Promotes the InfiniBand architecture

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

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

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

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

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

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JEDEC Solid State Technology Association
Develops standards for the microelectronics industry

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

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

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

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

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 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)

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

RDX Storage Alliance
Promotes RDX removable disk technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spectra Logic
Develops backup and archive solutions for secondary storage

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

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

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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TCO Development
Promotes sustainable IT products

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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