Professional Groups & Societies Directory
Test Measurement World Staff- March 13, 20073rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
The 3GPP brings together a number of telecommunications standards bodies.
Accellera's mission is to drive development of standards that enhance a language-based design automation process.
Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
ATIS is a US-based body that is committed to developing technical and operations standards for the communications and information technologies industry worldwide.
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
The A2LA is dedicated to accreditation of competent testing and calibration laboratories, proficiency testing providers, and reference materials producers.
American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL)
ACIL is a trade association representing independent, commercial scientific, and engineering firms.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI is a private, nonprofit administrator and coordinator of the US voluntary standardization system.
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
ASNT promotes nondestructive testing (NDT) as a profession and facilitates NDT research.
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
The ASQ advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results.
American Society of Test Engineers (ASTE)
The ASTE, a nonprofit corporation, is dedicated to promoting test engineering as a profession.
ASTM develops and distributes voluntary technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
The AES is a professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.
Automated Imaging Association (AIA)
The AIA is a trade association for machine-vision imaging suppliers and users. The AIA also maintains the Camera Link and GigE Vision standards.
British Standards Institution (BSI)
BSI is the National Standards Body of the UK, responsible for publishing and marketing British Standards.
The Broadband Forum is a consortium of telecom, equipment, networking, and service-provider companies that promotes the use of multi-service broadband packet networking specifications
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
CSA works in Canada and around the world to develop standards that enhance public safety and facilitate trade.
Collaborative Alliance for Semiconductor Test (CAST)
A special interest group within SEMI, CAST works to lower the costs of semiconductor test and resolve issues surrounding the standardization of test equipment.
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
EIA represents companies involved in the manufacture of electronic components, parts, systems, and equipment.
The ESD Association is dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge avoidance.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
CENELEC creates electrotechnical standards, many of them following the mandates of the European Commission.
European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
CEN works to implement voluntary technical harmonization in Europe.
European Machine Vision Association (EMVA)
The EMVA works to strengthen the position of its members in worldwide markets, and it hosts the GenICam standard group.
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
ETSI's mission is to produce the telecom standards that will be used throughout Europe.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The FCC is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
The FCIA aims to develop the market for Fibre Channel products.
Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)
The GSA works to increase the return on investment of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem.
The IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence.
Institute for National Measurement Standards (INMS)
The INMS (Canada's national metrology institute) carries out a range of research and service activities.
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
The IEST is concerned with the effects that natural, indoor, and extreme environments have on equipment and machinery.
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
The IET, a UK-based professional organization, aims to lead in the advancement of engineering and technology by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
The INCITS works to promote the effective use of information and communication technology through standardization.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
The IEC creates international consensus standards and conformity assessment schemes in the fields of electricity, electronics, and associated technologies.
International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS)
IMAPS is a professional society dedicated to educating engineers in all phases of electronics packaging.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The ISO promotes the development of international standards.
International Society of Automation (ISA)
ISA is a society of professionals involved in automation, instrumentation, and control.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Through the ITU, governments and industries establish and coordinate policies, standards, regulations, and treaties covering global telecommunication networks.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
IPC is a global trade association that represents all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing, and electronics assembly.
Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturer's Association (JEMIMA)
JEMIMA promotes research and standards to help develop Japan's electric measuring instrument industry.
The LXI Consortium works to ensure instrument interoperability by developing, supporting, and promoting the LXI (LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation) standard.
Microelectronics Packaging and Test Engineering Council (MEPTEC)
MEPTEC is a trade association committed to enhancing the competitiveness of the back-end portion (assembly and testing) of the semiconductor business.
National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA)
NACLA's primary mission is to evaluate US laboratory ABs (accreditation bodies).
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST promotes US economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
The NSPE is an interdisciplinary professional engineering society.
National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
Administered by NIST, NVLAP provides third-party laboratory accreditation services.
The National Conference of Standards Laboratories, NCSL International, is an association of metrology organizations with a focus on education.
Optical Society of America (OSA)
The OSA is a nonprofit professional society of engineers and scientists in the optics and photonics community.
PC/104 Embedded Consortium
The PC/104 Embedded Consortium disseminates information about PC/104 and serves a liaison function between the PC/104 community and standards organizations.
The PCI-SIG is committed to the development and enhancement of the PCI standard.
PXI Systems Alliance
The PXI Systems Alliance maintains the PXI specification, promotes PXI technology, and ensures multivendor interoperability.
SAE International works to advance the engineering of mobility systems, whether for use on land or sea or in air or space.
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
SEMI is an international trade association for equipment and materials suppliers to the semiconductor, MEMS, and flat-panel display industries.
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
The SIA is a trade organization that represents US-based semiconductor manufacturers.
Society for Information Display (SID)
The SID is devoted to the advancement of electronic display technology, manufacturing, and applications.
Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)
The SFTE is a fraternity of engineers whose principal professional interest is the flight testing of aircraft and missiles.
The SPIE is a technical society dedicated to advancing engineering and commercial applications of optical, photonic, imaging, electronic, and optoelectronic technologies.
Standards Council of Canada
The Standards Council of Canada, charged with promoting efficient and effective standardization, oversees Canada's National Standards System.
Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)
The SMTA seeks to advance the industry through education, training, and networking in regards to electronics assembly technologies and related business operations.
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
The TIA is a trade association serving the communications and information technology industries.
Test and Diagnostics Consortium (TDC)
The TDC brings together users and suppliers from industries such as medical, automotive, satellite, railroad, trucking, and defense to optimize the test and diagnostic environment.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
The UL is an independent, nonprofit certification organization that evaluates products in the interest of public safety.
VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA)
VITA is a nonprofit trade association that promotes the use of open system architectures.
The VXIbus Consortium develops and promotes the VXIbus instrumentation standard.
The WiMAX Forum certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard.
The ZigBee Alliance works to enable low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on a global standard.