The MIPI Technical Steering Group (TSG) serves as the steward and guiding influence for specification work within MIPI Alliance. It reports to the board of directors and is chartered with the following advisory activities:
- to make recommendations to the board about the direction and activities of specific working groups
- to define and maintain the MIPI technology roadmap that orchestrates the organization’s work
The TSG is made up of representatives from Board, Founder, Promoter and selected Contributor member companies. The group operates independently of working groups but it grounds all of its recommendations on open and active discussions, and consensus decisions among participants.
Any member company can propose a new initiative to the TSG. The MIPI Alliance board can also direct the TSG to discuss specific topics or consider engagement with external organizations.
The TSG uses a formalized “opportunity proposal” process to receive proposals from members and assess new opportunities. Companies or working groups can submit suggestions to the opportunity proposal process. The submissions should define a problem, propose a solution, identify resources needed to solve the problem, and gauge the market for the solution. The TSG will evaluate the appropriateness of the proposed specification to MIPI Alliance, conduct a risk analysis of the work and estimate a potential return on investment. If there is a distinct benefit to specifying a new interface and support from members, the TSG will recommend forming an investigation group to further evaluate market requirements or recommend that an existing working group develop the specification.
Rick Wietfeldt, Ph.D., Qualcomm Technologies
Members of the MIPI Technical Steering Group are approved by the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors.