Structure and Governance

MIPI Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of a single director
appointed by each of the Founders  - Intel, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and ST-Ericsson. The Board is led by a Chairman and supported by a Secretary, a Treasurer and Vice Chairs, all who have an equal vote. The Board manages the general affairs of the organization, acting in the best interest of its members in the development of specifications which advance interface technology for mobile devices. 

The Board receives technical direction from a Technical Steering Group, comprised of elected representatives from Contributor member companies. 

The Marketing Working Group is responsible for developing and executing activities that promote the MIPI Specifications,
membership in the MIPI Alliance, and any other activities which raise awareness for the organization. Participation on the Marketing Working Group is voluntary and is available to representatives of Contributor member companies. .

Investigation Working Groups may be formed by the Board to evaluate and consider new technology or market trends which would benefit from the development of a mobile device interface specification. These new groups conduct their research and report any findings to the Board. From here, the Board determines whether to form an official working group to develop the necessary specifications.

The Board approves and directs Working Groups to evaluate or develop specifications to meet a specific interface requirement. Current Working Groups have been defined to focus on several areas. New Working Groups are created and older Working Groups may be terminated as market requirements for interface standards evolve over time. MIPI Specifications are drafted by Working Groups and approved by the Board of Directors.

Additional information on the organization’s governance is available in the MIPI Alliance Bylaws document (pdf). View the organization’s Code of Conduct Policy (pdf). Copies of the U.S. IRS Form 1024 and Form 990 (commencing with the year 2008) are available for public inspection upon request. Make your request here.

About the MIPI Board

The current MIPI Board of Directors is comprised of the following representatives:

Membership Model

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:

Information on membership levels, privileges, and responsibilities are available in the Membership section.