Open Interconnect Consortium Adds Members Across Industries and International Markets

Internet of Things standards body now includes Fortune 100 companies from all of the world’s regions; Announces new liaison agreements and welcomes new executive director

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--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.

OIC also has established liaison agreements with both the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) and UPnP Forum to maintain compatibility and ensure common usages are covered.

“The breadth and diversity of the OIC’s latest members and liaison agreements are a testament to our global commitment to standardization,” said Richmond. “The addition of these organizations expands our scope well beyond consumer electronics and the smart home, all while accelerating toward our goal - interoperability for connected solutions worldwide.”

The organizations new to OIC’s membership roster include:

∙ AwoX


∙ MIT - Kerberos & Internet Trust Consortium

∙ Bontom Games

∙ Modacom

∙ China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)

∙ National Information Society Agency (NISA)

∙ DSP Group

∙ Openmind Networks

∙ Elitegroup Computer Systems

∙ Seoul National University


∙ SKUU Software Platform Center (Sungkyunkwan University)

∙ Granite River Labs

∙ Soongsil University

∙ Honeywell International

∙ SweetLabs

∙ Institute for Information Industry (III)

∙ Swiftlet Technology

∙ IMEC International

∙ Systech Corporation

∙ Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)

∙ Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)

∙ Marvell Technology Group Limited

∙ UL Verification Services Inc.

∙ Merv Software


The OIC will make its way to Taipei in the next few weeks. First, Richmond will present the OIC’s vision at the Smart Healthcare Application Development Forum on May 29. In addition, on June 4, Bernard Shung, OIC board representative from MediaTek, will speak during the Smart Home IoT Technology and Application Seminar at COMPUTEX Taipei.

For additional information on membership benefits and how to join the OIC, visit

About Open Interconnect Consortium

The Open Interconnect Consortium, a Delaware non-profit corporation, is being founded by leading technology companies with the goal of defining the connectivity requirements and ensuring interoperability of the billions of devices that will make up the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).

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Media Contact
OIC Public Relations
Danielle Tarp, 415-856-5182