In the News

June 1, 2015

Today, the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA), industry leaders in wireless charging technology, have announced the signing of the merger agreement between the two organizations.  The merger positions the combined organization as the leader in wireless charging, bridging two core wireless charging technologies. The transaction establishes a core charging standard supporting a wide range of consumer, medical, military and industrial applications.

May 27, 2015

Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium, Inc. (OIC) announced the addition of 25 new member organizations thus far in 2015. These companies and nonprofits hail from regions around the world including Greater China, South Korea, North America, Western Europe and the Middle East. They offer products and services in a variety of sectors ranging from energy and engineering to gaming and education. In addition, OIC welcomed a new executive director, Mike Richmond, who has held an array of product marketing and business management leadership roles at Intel Corporation since 1981.

May 14, 2015

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced, as part of its upcoming “Ethernet 104: Introduction to 2.5G/5G BASE-T Ethernet” webinar, the growing support from its membership for the standardization activity within the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group to develop a standard addressing 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (2.5G) and 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5G) operation over today’s Cat 5e and Cat 6 cabling infrastructure. The webinar will explore the challenges, problems, and potential solutions in addressing this application space on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 10am PDT.

May 8, 2015

On the first day of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Summit, Prof. H Nwana, Executive Director of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, along with delegates from five continents, stressed that complementary and alternative technology ecosystems – such as enabled by dynamic spectrum access –will be needed in order for the world’s governments to connect the four billion unconnected people worldwide and accommodate the emerging Internet of Things. Speaking at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Manila (6-8 May), Prof. Nwana emphasized that many regulators around the globe are already taking action, however he hopes others will rapidly follow suit. The first day of the Summit featured product announcements, as well as new regulatory proceedings.

May 4, 2015

The Trusted Computing Group and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute announced today that they recently agreed to collaborate on the development of international standards for a secure global telecommunications infrastructure.

April 2, 2015

AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open standards deterministic networking through certification, announced today that internationally - recognized pro audio manufacturer, L-Acoustics has joined the Alliance. The France-based company aims to make a substantial impact to the growth of the Audio Video Bridging/Time Sensitive Networking (AVB/TSN) standards in partnership with existing AVnu Alliance members.

March 25, 2015

For 20 years, VTM Group has provided counsel and infrastructure support to standard-setting organizations (SSOs) advancing technology around the world. Today, VTM Group announced three milestones underscoring the company’s continued commitment to technical associations as well as industry recognition for its knowledge and leadership. These milestones include an Oregon Society of Association Management (OSAM) board appointment, the AMC Institute Accreditation receipt and an association resource center launch.

February 26, 2015

Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium, Inc. (OIC) announced a strategic liaison agreement with the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) to share information that will help streamline interoperability for the Internet of Things (IoT). This technical collaborative between the IoT consortiums will help to accelerate the delivery of an industrial grade IoT architectural framework.

February 26, 2015

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that the all-new Volkswagen Touran, which Volkswagen unveiled yesterday, is MirrorLink®-enabled. Now standard on more of today’s most popular vehicles and smartphones, MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive. The Touran will be available in Europe in Q2 2015.

February 13, 2015

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes Ofcom’s decision to implement TV white space regulations, enabling access to the unused arts of radio spectrum in the 470 to 790 MHz frequency band. This follows Industry Canada’s recent release of its TV white space regulations for rural and near-urban internet access and signifies a real milestone for dynamic spectrum access across the world, highlighting its growing momentum.