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Accellera Systems Initiative
Develops electronic design automation standards

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Promotes policies, strategies and standards relating to aerospace and defense industries (U.S.)

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

Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)
Develops and promotes common part-qualification and quality-system standards for the automotive industry

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

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Calypso Network Association (CNA)
Develops smartcard contactless technology adapted for public transportation uses

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

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

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)
Promotes the digitizing of AM bands below 30 MHz

Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC)
Promotes and develops technology and standards for automated dimensional metrology

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

DVD Rewritable Alliance (DVD+RW)
Developed and promoted a universal rewritable DVD format *Inactive

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EMerge Alliance
Promotes the rapid adoption of safe, low voltage DC power distribution and use in commercial building interiors

eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance
Developed and promoted high-performance networking equipment using multi-core processors

Promoted development of standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Network *Inactive

European Association of Aerospace Industries (AECMA)
Promoted European aerospace industries (Europe) *Inactive

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

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HDPV Alliance
Develops and promotes lower cost and higher performance Photovoltaic (PV) systems

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Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
Promotes contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes

International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
Developed and maintains the ISO/TS16949 specification for quality management systems

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

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

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

International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
Develops and maintains building standards supporting human health and wellness

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

MIDI Manufacturers Association
Develops and promotes digital interface standards for the music industry

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

MultiFunction Products Association (MFPA)
Promoted the multifunction products industry *Inactive

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

National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols (NIIIP) Consortium
Developed standards for multi-vendor government contract fulfillment and other purposes *Inactive (U.S.)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Develops and promotes measurements, standards and technology as a non-regulatory federal agency (U.S.)

Network Processing Forum (NPF)
Developed network processing standards for next-generation networking and telecommunications products *Merged with the Optical Internetworking Forum

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

NVM Express
Maintains a scalable host controller interface to provide access to storage devices

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

OPC Foundation
Promotes interoperability in automation

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

Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA)
Promotes the expansion of open source hardware

Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC)
Develops and promotes user video-capable communications with interconnected service providers

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

PDES, Inc.
Develops and promotes modeling data exchange standards
Develops and promotes Power Architecture technology

Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG)
Promotes P25 standards and related technologies

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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Safe Biopharma
Develops digital identity and signature standards for the biorpharmaceutical industry

Develops advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies (U.S.)

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

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Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Promotes the communications and information technology industries

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

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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Promotes the shared financial, technical and scientific interests of the mechanical engineering industry

Video Services Forum (VSF)
Promotes interoperability, quality metrics, and education for video networking technologies

Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards Association (VICS)
Promoted the flow of product throughout the retail supply chain *Merged with GS1 US in 2012 to form the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative

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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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