Standards and industry Associations

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) unites seven telecommunications standard development organizations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC), known as "Organizational Partners", and provides their members with a stable environment to produce the reports and specifications that define 3GPP technologies. The project covers cellular telecommunications network technologies, including radio access, the core transport network, and service capabilities - including work on codecs, security, quality of service - and thus provides complete system specifications. The specifications also provide hooks for non-radio access to the core network, and for interworking with Wi-Fi networks.

5G Automotive Association (5GAA)

The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) is a global, cross-industry organization of companies from the automotive, technology, and telecommunications industries (ICT), working together to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services. Created in September 2016, the 5GAA unites a large member base which has rapidly expanded to include key players with a global footprint in the automotive, technology and telecommunications industries. This includes automotive manufacturers, tier-1 suppliers, chipset/communication system providers, mobile operators and infrastructure vendors. Diverse both in terms of geography and expertise, 5GAA’s members are committed to helping define and develop the next generation of connected mobility and automated vehicle solutions.

ASQ (American Society for Quality)

ASQ (American Society for Quality) is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With individual and organizational members around the world, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow's critical challenges. ASQ provides the quality community with training, professional certifications, and knowledge to a vast network of members of the global quality community.

CS ManTech

CS ManTech is a nonprofit organization whose focus is to provide a forum for members of the compound semiconductor community to exchange and discuss new ideas to better serve the public in general. CS ManTech facilitates technical cooperation within the compound semiconductor industry through discussions on compound semiconductor manufacturing technology problems, to help advance manufacturing capabilities, and to establish and maintain credible high professional standards for the industry. It also provides a forum for compound semiconductor suppliers to showcase products to the user community and to advance public relations with compound semiconductor manufacturers in general. In addition, it aids in the scientific education of interested college or university students; to aid in encouraging active participation by educational institutions' faculty and students; and to aid students in pursuing solutions to problems of compound semiconductor manufacturing.

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is an independent, non-profit organization that establishes global standards for telecommunications, broadcasting and other electronic communication networks and services. ETSI is a key channel through which the 3GPP organization submits contributions for 5G requirements. As a member, Skyworks will actively participate in the development of standards critical to ensuring interoperability among systems and networks, compliance with legislation, security, and other needs of the industry. ETSI is officially recognized by the European Union and has a membership of over 800 organizations from more than 60 countries across five continents.

Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. For further information about GSA, please visit

Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI)

The Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) was founded by leading international mobile network operators in 2011and serves as an open platform for operators to advocate cooperation and promote TD-LTE. TD-LTE transmissions travel in both directions on the same frequency band, a methodology formally known as "unpaired spectrum".


IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.


IWPC facilitates global knowledge capital collaboration, delivering unfiltered real time insight into vital technology, market and ecosystem evolution. IWPC's technology-neutral community provides leadership in identifying new markets, product and service opportunities, potential supply chain gaps, and the opportunity to network with first-hand knowledge experts.


JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Almost 3,100 participants, appointed by some 290 companies, work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that they generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge. For further information about JEDEC, please visit

MIPI® Alliance

The MIPI® Alliance is a nonprofit corporation that operates as an open membership organization for mobile devices. Its members include semiconductor companies, software vendors, IP providers, peripheral manufacturers, test labs and end product OEMs. Today, more than 265 member companies actively participate in the Alliance, developing interface specifications which drive consistency in processor and peripheral interfaces, promoting reuse and compatibility in mobile devices.

Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition.

Wi-Fi Alliance®

Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. From the moment we coined the term "Wi-Fi" to today, Wi-Fi Alliance has worked diligently to make Wi-Fi one of the world's most valued and widely used technologies. Hundreds of companies from multiple industries collaborate within Wi-Fi Alliance to drive the interoperability, adoption, and evolution of Wi-Fi globally. Wi-Fi Alliance defines innovative, standards-based Wi-Fi technologies and programs, certifies products that meet quality, performance, security, and capability standards, provides industry thought leadership, and advocates globally for fair spectrum rules.

Zigbee Alliance

The Zigbee Alliance is the foundation and future of the IoT. Established in 2002, its wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work, and play. With its members' deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions, Zigbee is leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world.

Academic Outreach
UCSD Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP)

UCSD's Corporate Affiliates Program works with affiliated companies to achieve corporate goals. CAP ensures affiliated corporates recruit effectively, are aligned with school faculty to accelerate research, and have a voice in the future of engineering education. Skyworks and the Jacobs School of Engineering partner on the research and policies.

Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC)

The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) is a comprehensive research center at Georgia Tech focused on the advancement of electronics and photonics for high frequency, broadband, mixed-signal devices, circuits and systems.

Corporate Initiatives
Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC)

The Mass Technology Leadership Council is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for technology executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas, and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests.

Fab Owners Association (FOA)

Fab Owners Association (FOA) is an international, nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation composed of semiconductor and MEMS manufacturers, along with our industry suppliers. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, the FOA provides a forum for semiconductor manufacturing executives to discuss and act on common manufacturing issues.


AACCM is a group of companies that manufacture ceramic components from ceramic powders in the United States. The association is dedicated to expanding the market for manufactured ceramic components by enhancing processes and product quality, and by increasing public and industry education and awareness of ceramic applications.

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) – previously the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition – is an alliance of the world’s leading electronics, retail, auto and toy companies. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of RBA training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement in the social, environmental, and ethical responsibility of their supply chains. As an active member of the RBA, Skyworks supports the Code of Conduct within our company and throughout our supply chain.

Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)

Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) – previously the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), was founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative has grown into a respected resource for companies addressing conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. Today, more than 350 companies and associations from ten different industries participate in the RMI.