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

2550100 Alliance
Promotes the standards development work begun by the Ethernet Alliance and 25G Consortium

3D Industry Forum (3DIF)
Promoted 3D technology and standards *Dissolved and transferred standards and software to Ecma and SourceForge

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

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

ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI)
Develops informatics standards and technical reports to assist the dental profession

Advanced Access Content System
Develops a specification for managing access to and copying of the post-DVD generation of optical discs

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

Airfule Alliance
Develops standards for wireless charging of mobiles devices

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

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

Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMIC)
Developed hardware and software interface standards for automotive information, communications and entertainment systems *Inactive

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

Broadband Content Delivery Forum (BCDF)
Developed solutions and promoted collaboration in identifying business and technology issues affecting end-to-end delivery of broadband content *Merged with the Service Creation Community (SCC) to form the Broadband Services Forum

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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

CCIX Consortium
Promotes the adoption of an industry standard specification to enable coherent interconnect technologies between general-purpose processors and acceleration devices for heterogeneous computing

CHAdeMO Association
Develops a DC charging protocol to promote electric mobility for electric vehicles

CHIPS Alliance
Develops open source hardware designs relevant to silicon devices and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

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

Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL)
Promotes and develops barcoding technology for taxonomic research and biodiversity issues

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

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

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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 (U.S.)

Promoted and developed guidelines based on the Intel Itanium processor to ensure interoperability *Inactive

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

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

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

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

Develops open source drone projects in order to create a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

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 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

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

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

Develops and promotes upstream oil and natural gas industry open data exchange standards

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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Gaming Standards Association (GSA)
Develops and promotes standards for the gaming industry

Green Computing Consortium (GCC)
Promotes the development of the green computing industry, conforming to the technological development trend of open source software and open hardware as means to provide users with green, energy-saving products based on Advanced RISC Machine

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Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation
Develops HSA-enabled platform and software solutions for the market

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

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

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

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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JEDEC Solid State Technology Association
Develops standards for the microelectronics industry

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Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA)
Promotes the design and deployment of edge computing

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Laser Illuminated Projector Alliance (LIPA)
Develops and promotes laser-based projection techniques

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Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)
Develops and promotes medical device regulatory science

Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS)
Promotes computer risk management practices for availability of innovative and safe medical devices

Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium (MIPC)
Promoted interoperability across the hardware, software and wireless technologies and content providers involved in mobile imaging and printing *Inactive

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

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

Multiband OFDM Alliance (MBOA)
Developed specifications based on ultrawideband-based technology *Merged with WiMedia Alliance in 2005

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

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Develops and deploys products that support NBASE-T technology and the NBASE-T specification

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

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

Open Data Center Alliance
Promotes the definition and standardization of requirements for next generation long term data centers and cloud infrastructure

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

Open Mobile Terminal Platform Group (OMTP)
Promoted advanced mobile platforms *Dissolved and transitioned its activities to GSM Association in 2012

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

Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
Promotes the development of Network Fuctions Virtualization (NFV)

Open Source Development Lab (OSDL)
Developed data center and telco class enhancement open source Linux developers *Merged with The Free Standards Group in 2007 to form The Linux Foundation

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

Open Standard for Public Transportation Alliance (OSPT)
Developed and promotes CIPURSE, an open standard secure transit fair collection solution

Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI)
Promoted and supported an advanced SystemC as an open source standard for system-level design *Merged with Accellera in 2011 to form Accellera Systems Initiative

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

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

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 *Inactive

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

PC104 Consortium
Develops, maintains, promotes, and distributes specifications supporting the PC/104 form factor

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
Develops and promotes Power Architecture technology

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

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

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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

RISC-V Foundation
Develops open source instruction set architecture (ISA) and related specifications

Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Promotes and coordinates the efforts of industry constituents in proposing technical and legal frameworks for developing ICT infrastructure and providing confidence & security in the use of ICT (Russia)

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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

Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI)
Develops server infrastructure standards

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

Develops aspects of hardware-based device security

Promoted single instruction, multiple data technology *Inactive

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

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

Spectra Logic
Develops backup and archive solutions for secondary storage

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

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

Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)
Develops, maintains and promotes a standardized set of benchmarks that can be applied to high-performance computers.

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

Telework Consortium
Promoted ultra-bandwidth telework for public and private sectors *Inactive

The Open 19 Foundation
Promotes and develops an industry specification for a common server form factor and related features

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA)
Promotes and develops display and display interface standards

Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC)
Promoted and supported the VPN vendor community by acting as its trade association and promoting vendor products *Inactive as of 2015

VirtualLink Consortium
Develops connectivity standards for virtual reality headsets

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

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Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA)
Promotes the adoption of wireless technologies in the industrial sector; identifies, recommends and certifies appropriate wireless technologies

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XFree86 Project, Inc.
Promoted XFree86, an open source X11-based desktop infrastructure *Dissolved in 2003

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