Inside the IEEE-ISTO

Winter 2010 

In This Issue

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors and Staff, we would like to extend best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season. 

IEEE-ISTO Announces New Chairman

IEEE-ISTO recently announced the election of a new Chairman of its Board of Directors. During a meeting held last week, Don Wright, a sitting IEEE-ISTO Director and Director of Standards for Lexmark International, was elected to assume the role of Chairman of IEEE-ISTO. Chairman Wright succeeds Gerald T. Lane, Director, Open Source and Standards Project Office for IBM, who has served as IEEE-ISTO Chairman since 2003 and has elected to step down at this time.

I am delighted IEEE-ISTO has transformed from a fledgling organization to a robust industry partner. Since its inception, 36 programs have organized under the IEEE-ISTO Federation of Programs with participants from over 2500 companies,” reflected Gerald T. Lane. “I plan to remain as a Director and support our new Chairman in his efforts to further expand the reach of the organization.”  Continue reading.

2011 IEEE-ISTO Director Elections

The 2011 IEEE-ISTO Board of Director elections have begun.  Program leaders should check their email inbox for a notification inviting them to vote in the 2011 elections.  This is your opportunity to take an active role in shaping the leadership of IEEE-ISTO. 

The Board of Directors oversees the business and affairs of IEEE-ISTO by providing financial oversight, as well as serving as representatives to promote the benefits of partnering with IEEE-ISTO by organizations in their industry.  For 2011, there are three candidates up for election:  Jon Adams, Manager of Business Development, Freescale Semiconductor; Bob Mandeville, Founder and President, Iometrix; Yatin Trivedi, Director of Standards and Interoperability Programs Synopsys, Inc.  

Each candidate was approved by the IEEE-ISTO Nomination Committee, which vetted each submission.  You can learn more about each candidate by reading their bios here.

Program Profile Series - Wireless Power Consortium


Starting this month, Inside The IEEE-ISTO will highlight one of our member programs.  The first program profiled in this series is Wireless Power Consortium , which is developing the wireless power standard Qi (pronounced Chee).    OEMs, ODMs, electronics brands and members of the portable electronics supply chain are all contributing to the worldwide introduction of interoperable wireless charging. The first Qi-branded wireless charging products will be in stores in Q4 2010. Customers can easily identify Qi standard-compliant products by looking for the Qi logo (pictured on the left) on product packaging.

Visit the Wireless Power Consortium website to learn more about the benefits of wireless power and how to join the Consortium.  

CES 2011

IEEE-ISTO is attending the Consumer Electronics Show held 6-9 January 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  If you would like to arrange a meeting with Peter Lefkin, IEEE-ISTO Marketing and Business Development Executive, contact us today.

Current IEEE-ISTO Programs
IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP)
IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance
Interconnect Modeling Technical Advisory Board (IMTAB)
Kantara Initiative
Liberty Technical Advisory Board (LTAB)
LiMo Foundation
MIPI® Alliance

Nexus 5001™ Forum
Printer Working Group
SCOPE Alliance
Unified Testing Initiative
VoiceXML Forum
Wireless Power Consortium
Zhaga Consortium

IEEE-ISTO Program News

IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance

18 October 2010 - Accedian Networks Joins IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance

LiMo Foundation

14 December 2010 - LiMo Foundation Joins Linaro Technical Steering Committee as Advisor Partner

18 October 2010 - LiMo Foundation joins the Wholesale Applications Community

14 October 2010 - SOAP for SCORM: LETSI's Web Services for Elearning

MIPI Alliance

18 November 2010 - MIPI Alliance Gains Membership Momentum with Strong Projected Market Deployment of Specifications

8 November 2010 - Unification in the RF front-end : the new MIPI standard (EE Times)

3 November 2010 - Power Architecture® Power ISA Advancement To Enable Full Hardware Virtualization For The Embedded Space

1 December 2010 - Reducing the Cost of Accurate Software Inventory

16 September 2010 - Makes It Easier, Faster and Less Costly To Authoritatively Identify Software

Unified Testing Initiative

21 September 2010 - Trusted Status released

Wireless Power Consortium

10 November 2010 - Inductive Charging: Ready for Prime Time? (Network World)

Zhaga Consortium

December 2010 - 7th Zhaga Meeting Recap

October 2010 - 6th Zhaga Meeting Recap


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IEEE-ISTO Program Events

Kantara Initiative

15-18 February 2010 - RSA Conference USA

14 February 2010 - Identity Collaboration Day

23-25 March 2011 - Learning Solutions 2011

Printer Working Group

9-11 February 2011 - Printer Working Group Face to Face Meeting


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