In the News

October 18, 2016

KUKA Robotics and Schneider Electric join Avnu Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open standards deterministic networking through certification, welcomes KUKA Robotics and Schneider electric as an expansion of the industrial market segments represented within the organization.

October 10, 2016

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), sponsor of the IoTivity open source project, and AllSeen Alliance, which provides the AllJoyn® open source IoT framework, today announced that the two organizations’ boards have approved a merger under the OCF name and bylaws. This merger will advance interoperability between connected devices from both groups, enabling the full operating potential of IoT and representing a significant step towards a connected ecosystem.


September 22, 2016

3D PDF Consortium is pleased to announce its first Academia Member Category partner.

Purdue University is the first university to take advantage of the new Academia member category. The team initiating the drive for consortium membership is headed up by Nathan W. Hartman, Ed.D., the Professor and Associate Head of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue. The mission of the undergraduate program in Computer Graphics Technology is to prepare graduates for leadership positions in computer graphics professions and to advance the knowledge in the application and teaching of computer graphics through applied research, publishing, presentations, and teaching. This is a great fit for Purdue University and the 3D PDF Consortium.

September 19, 2016

The AirFuel™ Alliance, a global consortium of industry leaders focused on enabling and accelerating the adoption of wireless power technology, signed a Letter of Intent today with the Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS), to establish a wireless charging ecosystem in Taiwan by introduction of AirFuel’s resonant technology standard.

September 14, 2016

Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking, announces that their Automotive Ethernet AVB Functional and Interoperability Specification (derived from the Avnu Automotive Profile), is now available to the public.

August 22, 2016

The highly anticipated Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) 2016 Global Summit kicked off today here in Beijing. The two-day event (Aug. 22-23) is co-sponsored by the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation and the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) and is drawing standing room only audiences at the Beijing Yizhuang Fengda International Hotel.

August 16, 2016

USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the support organization for the advancement and adoption of USB technology, today announced a Certified USB Charger Compliance and Logo Program to establish USB chargers for compliant USB Type-C™ devices including laptops, tablets, smartphones, docking stations, displays and other products.

August 15, 2016

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards organization, today announced the launch of the automotive project to provide the technology, standards and collaboration needed to enable interoperability between the automotive and other verticals including consumer electronics, enterprise, healthcare, home automation, industrial and wearables. The OCF Automotive Project will be driven by members from Samsung, Honeywell, Cisco, SmartThings, ETRI, GRL and Tinnos.

August 3, 2016

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, named David J. Rodgers of Teledyne LeCroy to its Board of Directors. A recognized technical expert in test and measurement, Mr. Rodgers’ appointment increases the board’s overall diversity and helps the organization address the Ethernet-driven advances occurring in test and measurement. 

July 27, 2016

Today the Thread Group and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) announced that the two alliances will work together in their mission to advance the adoption of connected home products. The Thread Group and OCF share many member companies who will benefit from this liaison agreement, and both groups are committed to driving improved cross-application interoperability and device connectivity in the connected home.