MIPI Alliance is a collaborative, non-profit organization serving companies that develop mobile and mobile-influenced devices. The organization develops hardware and software interface specifications that manufacturers can use to interconnect components within a device. Its members in the mobile industry are companies that develop smartphones and other devices such as tablets, laptops, and laptop-tablet hybrids. Its members in mobile-influenced industries are companies that use MIPI Alliance specifications to interconnect components in automobiles and to develop products that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT).