Industry Memberships

Bluetooth

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is a privately held, not-for-profit trade association. The Bluetooth SIG itself does not make, manufacture, or sell Bluetooth enabled products. The SIG is composed of over 4,000 members who are leaders in the telecommunications, computing, automotive, music, apparel, industrial automation, and network industries, and a small group of dedicated staff in Hong Kong, Sweden, and the USA. SIG members drive the development of Bluetooth wireless technology, and implement and market the technology in their products varying from mobile phones to printers. So when purchasing a Bluetooth enabled product, you are not purchasing a product from the Bluetooth SIG, but from one of its many valued members.

For more information, please visit www.bluetooth.com.

UMC

In response to changes in the regulatory environment in Europe, GCF was founded in 1999 to give operators confidence in the interworking of new mobile terminals at a time of rapid technological development and market growth.

For more than a decade, GCF's certification scheme has evolved to keep abreast of the needs of the industry.  It is now recognised globally as the de facto standard for device certification. 

GCF became a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee in May 2008.  GCF is incorporated in the United Kingdom under the name Global Certification Forum (GCF) Ltd.

For the period to 2012, the GCF Board is focussing on five key objectives:

  1. To maintain and strengthen the current scope of GCF and its robust and respected GCF Certification regime.
  2. To provide a platform for the harmonization of test requirements with the aim of avoiding duplication of testing
  3. To enable the certification of all devices that include 3GPP Radio Technologies
  4. To promote the certification of all devices irrespective of the distribution channel
  5. To ensure GCF Certification is open to other areas of mutual benefit to GCF Members and the industry.

For more information, please visit www.globalcerticationforum.org.

IWPC

The International Wireless Industry Consortium is a Pro-Active International Community of WIRELESS AND RF PRODUCT OEM's and their SUPPLIERS. Our Mission is to facilitate communication up and down the entire supply chain to:

  • Identify and Clarify Markets
  • Products/Service Opportunities
  • Reduce Costs
  • Improve Performance
  • Decrease Time to Market

for ALL things wireless.

For more information, please visit www.iwpc.org.

mipi

The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance is an open membership organization that includes over 90 leading companies in the mobile industry that share the objective of defining and promoting open specifications for interfaces to mobile application processors.

For more information, please visit www.mipi.org.

mipi

The OpenET Alliance, a not-for-profit industry organisation, is driving the development and adoption of envelope tracking amplification techniques in the cellular and broadcast industries.

Envelope tracking delivers significant cost and power reduction, enabling highly efficient broadband RF power amplifiers for next generation cellular, broadcast and military radio systems.

The Alliance itself does two key things: it promotes the benefits of envelope tracking techniques to relevant industry and consumer audiences and it supports the ecosystem of suppliers -- through standardisation, research and networking -- to create market-leading, power-efficient products.

For more information, please visit www.open-et.org.

mipi

The SD Association is a global ecosystem of companies setting industry-leading memory card standards that simplify the use and extend the life of consumer electronics, including mobile phones, for millions of people every day. The Association does not manufacture, market or sell any product; it exists to create standards and then promote the adoption, advancement and use of SD standards used by competing product manufacturers that make interoperable memory cards and devices.

For more information, please visit www.sdcard.org.

WiFi Alliance

The Wi-Fi Alliance is the global Wi-Fi organization that created the Wi-Fi brand. A nonprofit organization, the Alliance was formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of wireless Local Area Network products based on IEEE 802.11 specification. Currently Wi-Fi Alliance has over 250 member companies from around the world, and over 2500 products have received Wi-Fi certification since certification began in March of 2000. The Wi-Fi Alliance's goal is to enhance the user experience through product interoperability.

For more information, please visit www.wi-fi.org.

UMC

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The Forum's goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum CertifiedTM products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visit www.wimaxforum.org.

* The Bluetooth wordmark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such mark by GCT Semiconductor is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

* WiMAX ForumTM and WiMAX Forum CertifiedTM are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum.

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