Membership Model

Recognizing that different companies place different values on membership depending on their markets, resources and strategies, MIPI Alliance follows a tiered membership model similar to that of other successful industry organizations. The MIPI Alliance has structured its membership categories to facilitate involvement from all companies in the mobile industry.
The classes of membership in the MIPI Alliance are:

  • Adopters can use MIPI Specifications to develop MIPI Compliant products, and receive licenses to do so. Any company may apply for adopter level membership.
  • Contributors have all rights of Adopters plus the opportunity to help define MIPI Specifications by participating in the working groups. All Contributors' applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors.
  • Promoters are elected by the Board from the set of Contributors. Each Promoter has all rights of a Contributor plus a voting board seat. Promoters have limited, staggered terms and are elected (or re-elected) by the then-sitting board.
  • Board have all rights of a Promoter and a permanent board seat.

Additional information on membership levels, privileges, and responsibilities are available in the Membership section. The various rights and obligations of all classes of membership are defined in detail in the MIPI Alliance Bylaws document (pdf).
 

Membership Benefits

Working Group Participation
  Adopter Contributor Promoter Board
Attend Working Group meetings, submit technical proposals, define/develop Specifications, participate in WG votes, access to WG workspace(s) and mail lists (with Board approval for Adopter-level)  
Serve in WG leadership roles  
Attend all F2F meetings, participate in Demo Days  
Seat(s) in Technical Steering Group, access to  workspace    
Opportunity to apply for a seat(s) in TSG   N/A N/A
Petition the Board to create a new Group
Developing Products/Spec
  Adopter Contributor Promoter Board
License to implement Adopted specifications, market compliant products/services
Access to all specifications adopted by Board
Access to Draft specifications during final stage of Adoption process
Access to all Draft specifications during development and review  
Provide input to Board for specification Draft Review processes  
Responsible for final voting for Adoption of specifications    
Submit new specification/technology proposals  
Membership Benefits
  Adopter Contributor Promoter Board
Submit application to Board for Contributor status N/A N/A N/A
Submit application to Board for Promoter status/renewal   N/A N/A
Granted one seat on Board for a two-year term     N/A
Responsible for managing the interests, direction and property of MIPI Alliance    
Responsible for establishment/approval of new Working Groups, Investigation Groups and Birds of a Feather    
Attend All Member and Birds of a Feather meetings
Unlimited number of user accounts for Member workspace
Marketing
  Adopter Contributor Promoter Board
Participation in Marketing Working Group
Participation in booth at industry events, including Mobile World Congress
Announce MIPI-based products, promote products and services through MIPI website
Participate in opinion polls/industry research

Membership Dues

The annual dues for joining the MIPI Alliance are set out below. (See prorated dues.)

  Adopters Contributors Promoters Board
Annual Dues (USD $) 8,000 32,000 40,000 40,000
Annual Dues (USD $)
(50% Discount)1
4,000 16,000 N/A N/A
Annual Dues (USD $)
(75% Discount)2
N/A 8,000 N/A N/A

Note1: Applies to Adopter and Contributor members only; if a company's turnover including all its subsidiaries is less than USD $250 million per year, then the dues are discounted by 50% for that year. The applicant must provide evidence that annual turnover (annual revenue) is less than $250 million per year.

Note2: Applies to Contributor members only; if a company's turnover including all its subsidiaries is less than USD $10 million per year, then the dues are discounted by 75% for that year. The applicant must provide evidence that annual turnover (annual revenue) is less than $10 million per year. 

Important note: A member who is terminated by the Board or who withdraws from MIPI Alliance shall not be permitted to reapply for membership in MIPI Alliance unless such terminated or withdrawn member shall receive the consent of 75% of the Board as a whole, and shall, for the year in which such reapplication is received, pay the dues for the entire year without any proration. 

MIPI Specifications Span the Mobile Device

Unlike other singularly focused standards organizations, MIPI Alliance addresses the entire mobile device - from the antenna and peripherals to the modem and application processor.