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

3MF Consortium
Develops and maintains a 3D printing format for designing applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to other applications, platforms, services and printers

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

Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
Develops voluntary standards for digital television

App Quality Alliance (AQuA)
Develops and promotes the improved quality of mobile apps

Application Home Initiative (TAHI)
Developed solutions for issues surrounding connected homes *Now the Smart Homes & Buildings Association

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

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

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

Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo)
Develops performance benchmarks based on computer applications and industry standard operating systems

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Car Connectivity Consortium
Develops and promotes open and common MirrorLink standards and smartphone solutions for the automotive industry

CBRS Alliance
Develops, markets and promotes LTE-based solutions utilizing the shared spectrum of the U.S. 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band

Cloud Printing Alliance
Promotes the development of mobile printing

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

Communications Platform Trade Association (CP-TA)
Promoted accelerating the adoption of open specification-based xTCA communications platforms *Dissolved and transferred assets to PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) in 2011

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 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 2010

Coral Consortium
Promoted interoperability between digital rights management (DRM) technologies in the consumer media market *Dissolved in 2012

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DAISY Consortium
Maintains and promotes the DAISY Standard for Digital Talking Books

Device Renewal Forum (DFR)
Developed and promoted growth of the device renewal market *Inactive

Develops an open source digital goods standard for virtual items on the EOS blockchain

Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Develops and supports digital distribution of music and other digital content

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 *Inactive

Digital Interoperability Forum (DIF)
Promotes interactive digital television and multimedia services (Europe)

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Promoted the development of a home wireless interoperable network *Dissolved 2017

Digital Media Project (DMP)
Promotes the continuing development, deployment and use of Digital Media

Digital Production Partnership (DPP)
Promotes the transition to fully digital production and distribution in television (U.K.)

Promotes economic growth and social progress in the EU (Europe)

DVD Forum
Promotes and develops the DVD Format, its technical capabilities, improvements, and innovations

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Ecma International
Develops and promotes standardization of information and communication systems

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Consortium
Promotes the Electronics Design Automation (EDA) Industry

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Promotes and represents the European broadcasting industry (Europe)

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Global Virtual Reality Association
Promotes responsible development and adoption of VR globally

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Promoted a network architecture for Home Audio Video Interoperability *Inactive since 2001

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

HDMI Licensing, LLC
Promotes the HDMI standard and provides education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to adopters, retailers and consumers

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 and transferred all intellectual property to the 1394 Trade Association in 2009

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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Promotes the development and adoption of the ICVR (Interface for Connected VR) Specification, an open standard for virtual reality headset connectivity

IDB Forum
Promoted the global integration of IDB networking *Inactive

Immersive Technology Alliance (ITA)
Promotes adoption of virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and stereoscopic 3D

InfoComm International
Promotes the professional audiovisual and information communications industries

InLocation Alliance
Supports and promotes the development and adoption of indoor positioning solutions

International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
Promotes the development of electronic publishing

International DOI Foundation (IDF)
Develops and promotes registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers for use on digital networks

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

Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA)
Developed and promoted a set of open, interoperable standards and device profiles in internet-connected media devices

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

Itanium Solutions Alliance
Developed and promoted the adoption of Itanium-based solutions

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

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Java Community Process (JCP)
Develops and promotes the use of Java technology in various formats

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Metadata Working Group (MWG)
Develops and promotes the preservation and interoperability of digital image metadata

Mobile 500 Alliance
Develops partnerships to accelerate the nationwide availability of a commercial mobile digital television service (U.S.)

Mobile Acquisition Transparency Alliance (MATA)
Developed and promoted an open standard for mobile marketers and ad providers for their user acquisition campaigns *Inactive

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

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Consortium
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

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

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

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Open Connectivity Foundation
Promotes the development of a standard specification and interoperable, open source projects to ensure secure and reliable device discovery and connectivity

Open Content Alliance
Develops and maintains a permanent library of multilingual digitized text and multimedia material

Open Dots Alliance
Promotes the Open Dots specification for wire-free power technology for consumer electronics devices

Open IPTV Forum
Develops standards for end-end IPTV services

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

Open Patent Alliance (OPA)
Promoted broader choice and competitive equipment and service costs for WiMAX technology, devices and applications *Dissolved in 2012

Promotes the compatibility and interoperability of Natural Interaction (NI) devices, applications and middleware

OpenSocial Foundation
Promotes open technologies to create contextual experiences connecting employees, systems and information

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PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA)
Promotes the growth and improvement of PC gaming

Personal Connected Health Alliance
Promotes plug-and-play personal health technologies

Plugin Alliance
Develops and promotes the "Uber-Standard" audio plugin that supports major plugin formats

Project JXTA
Develops, maintains and promotes the use of JTXA technology for peer-to-peer network communications and collaboration

Project Open Addressable Ready (OAR)
Promotes the development and deployment of an open standard for addressable advertising on connected TVs

Develops standards and best practices for EPUB and the Open Web Platform

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QuEST Forum
Develops and promotes operational and supply chain quality and performance

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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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Develops and maintains an IP-based architecture for receiving and distributing satellite signals

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

Security Industry Association (SIA)
Develops and maintains standards for the security industry (U.S.)

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

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

SmartDeviceLink (SDL) Consortium
Promotes SmartDeviceLink, a standard set of protocols and messages that connect applications on a smartphone to a vehicle head unit

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

Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture Forum (SMIA)
Promoted the SMIA standard *Inactive

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

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TCO Development
Promotes sustainable IT products

Thread Group
Promotes the Thread protocol to connect home consumer electronics

Develops, maintains, and promotes TransferJet technologies

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

TV Anytime Forum
Developed audio-visual specifications for high-volume digital storage *Dissolved in 2005

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

UHD Alliance
Develops standards to support innovation in ultra high definition video technologies

Unified Communications Interoperability Forum
Develops and promotes interoperability of open standards-based unified communications hardware and software *Merged with IMTC in 2014

Unified Display Interface (UDI)
Promoted the UDI digital video interface specification (based on Digital Visual Interface) *Inactive since 2007

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

Universal Plug and Play Forum (UpnP)
Promotes easily implemented home and business networks *Merged with Open Interconnect Consortium

Universal Stylus Initiative (USI)
Develops industry-wide standards for interoperable communication between stylus and touch-enabled devices such as phones, tablets, and computing and entertainment platforms

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

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

Virtual Reality Industry Forum
Promotes high-quality audiovisual vrtual reality standards

VirtualLink Consortium
Develops connectivity standards for virtual reality headsets

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

VR Industry Forum
Promotes the widespread availability of high quality audiovisual VR experiences

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Wi-Fi Alliance
Promotes and certifies wireless products

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

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

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Xccela Consortium
Promotes the Xccela Bus as an open-standard digital interconnect and data communications bus

Develops guidelines to promote the safety and effectiveness of mobile health applications

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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

ZigBee Alliance
Develops and promotes the ZigBee certification

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