Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA) is a non-profit organization that provides networking platform and business expansion for the benefit of corporate sponsors and individual members and promotes technology innovation in the semiconductor and related high tech industries. CASPA has developed into the largest Chinese American semiconductor professional organization worldwide.
The CompactFlash Association is a non-profit, mutual-benefit corporation that promotes and encourages the worldwide adoption of CompactFlash, CF disk drive and CF I/O technology as an open industry standard.
The mission of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation.
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) is a leading developer of international standards that underpin many of today's products and services, particularly in telecommunications, information technology and power generation. The IEEE Standard Association has a portfolio of some 900 active standards, including the IEEE 802 standard for wireless net working, and more than 400 standards in development.
JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Almost 3,300 participants, appointed by some 295 companies work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge.
Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card format developed by Sony. Memory Sticks are primarily used in digital cameras, cellular phones, the PlayStation Portable (PSP), and other devices manufactured by Sony and Sony Ericsson.
The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance is an organization that includes leading companies in the mobile industry that share the objective of defining and promoting open specifications for interfaces in mobile terminals. MIPI specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces between the processors and peripherals typically found in mobile terminal systems.
The Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMHCI) specification describes the register-level interface for platform non-volatile memory solutions. NVMHCI Working Group is chaired by Intel with core contributions including Dell and Microsoft. NVMHCI provides a standard software programming interface for nonvolatile memory. The interface is used by operating system drivers to access NAND flash memory storage in applications such as hard drive caching and SSDs.
The ONFi (Open NAND Flash Interface) Workgroup is dedicated to simplifying integration of NAND flash memory into consumer electronics applications and computing platforms. Before the advancements made by the working group, use of NAND Flash in these end-user applications was hampered by the lack of sufficient standardization. ONFi aims to remedy that problem and speed time-to-market for NAND flash-based applications.
PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group) is the industry organization that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. PCI is a standard that uses high-performance I/O interconnect to transfer data between a CPU and its peripherals for computing devices, ranging from servers to workstations, PCs, laptop-PCs, and mobile devices.
The SD Card Association was established as an industry-wide organization charged with setting industry standards and promoting wide acceptance for SD Memory Cards in digital applications. The association aims to establish the technical and specification standards for SD Memory Card applications, to continuously promote the SD memory card as the leading industry standard, and to encourage the development of digital A/V, wireless communication, and digital networking products that utilize the many unique benefits of SD technology. Silicon Motion is a member of the Board of Directors for the SD Association.
Serial ATA is an evolutionary replacement for the Parallel ATA physical storage interface. The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is the group responsible for developing, managing and driving adoption of Serial ATA specifications. Users of the Serial ATA interface benefit from greater speed, simpler upgradeable storage, and easier configuration.
The Universal Flash Storage Association (USFA) was founded in 2010 to certify, promote and enable the technology adoption of the next-generation storage system standard, Universal Flash Storage (UFS). UFS represents an evolutionary progression of JEDEC standards for embedded and removable flash memory-based storage systems in mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. UFS is designed to be the most advanced specification for mobile devices requiring high performance data throughput and low power consumption.
The USB Implementers Forum is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology.
Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide.