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Professional & Industry Associations

    American Society for Nondestructive Testing Inc.
    Composed of nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals, the group promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications.

    American Society for Quality
    ASQ advances individual and organizational performance excellence worldwide by providing opportunities for learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange.

    Association of Industrial Laser Users
    AILU is an organization that serves the needs and interests of the industrial laser community and helps people make the most of laser technology.

    The CAD Depot
    Focused mostly on mechanical CAD, this engineering portal features CAD-related shareware and freeware, CAD articles, CAD news, and reviews of CAD products.

    Fibreoptic Industry Association
    The FIA aims to promote high standards of service within the fiber-optic industry and to represent its members at a national and international level.

    InterNational Electrical Testing Association
    This group promotes the independent electrical testing industry by establishing testing standards and specifications, training and certifying testing technicians, marketing the professional services of its members and collecting and disseminating information and data of value to the electrical testing industry.

    The International Society for Optical Engineering
    The Society aims to serve the international technical community as a premiere provider of education, information and resources covering optics, photonics, and their applications.

    Korea Semiconductor Industry Association
    Committed to increasing the competitiveness of South Korean semiconductor producers, KSIA was created to respond to external and internal challenges to South Korea's semiconductor industry.

    Optoelectronics Industry Development Association
    OIDA is industry association in North America representing 50 members, including both large and small companies, which provide optoelectronic components and systems.

    Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association
    TSIA was founded in November 1996 to promote cooperation and development of Taiwan's local semiconductor industry, as well as help it remain competitive through various domestic and international activities.

    Underwriters Laboratories
    UL is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. The Web site provides a good overview of different services provided by the organization.

Standards Organizations

    1394 Trade Association
    The 1394 Trade Association is an international organization dedicated to the advancement and proliferation of the IEEE 1394/FireWire standard.

    Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions
    ATIS is a membership organization that provides the tools necessary for the industry to identify standards, guidelines and operating procedures that make the interoperability of existing and emerging telecommunications products and services possible.

    American Society for Testing and Materials
    A developer of voluntary consensus standards, with over 10,000 standards in 130 different technical fields.

    Automatic Meter Reading Association
    The IEEE-approved Standards Committee of AMRA is tasked with developing standards that facilitate the use of AMR equipment.

    European Foundation for Quality Management
    EFQM assists organizations throughout Europe to participate in TQM-related activities.

    European Organization for Testing and Certification
    Also known as the European Organisation for Conformity Assessment, this group promotes the use of conformity assessment procedures among buyers, suppliers and conformity assessment practitioners in the region.

    International Association of Electrical Inspectors
    IAEI is a not-for-profit educational organization cooperating in the formulation and uniform application of standards for the safe installation and use of electricity, and collecting and disseminating information relative thereto.

    Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA)
    The ISA is a 33,000-member global, nonprofit, educational organization connecting people and ideas in automation. The Society fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers and systems for automation in a wide variety of applications.

    Measurement & Standards Laboratories
    The lab works under the umbrella of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Web site lists a number programs that the lab provides for measurement standards and services. It also lists standard reference data and materials.

    National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers
    NARTE is a non-profit, professional organization which certifies qualified engineers and technicians in the fields of telecommunications, electromagnetic compatibility/interference, electrostatic discharge control, and wireless systems installation.

Technology Research

    Electron Devices Society
    This IEEE-sponsored technical society is involved in the advancement of electronics and electrical engineering through research, development, design, manufacture, materials, technology and applications of electron devices.

    Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    A South Korean group engaged in the creation and dissemination of innovative technology and knowledge in the fields of information, telecom and electronics.

    Institute for System Level Integration
    The aim of this institute is to support the development of electronics systems design worldwide through education and training programmes embracing the disciplines of electronic engineering, computer science and semiconductor test, and to encourage the exploration of new technologies through research.

    IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components
    IEC's quality assessment system offers worldwide approval and certification programs for electronic components. Supplier's declaration of conformity, under third-party supervision, is an essential element of its operations.



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