Many board and contributor member companies collaborate in the development of MIPI Alliance specifications. Companies participating in this work include most of the leading semiconductor suppliers, software vendors, IP providers, peripheral manufacturers, test labs and end-product OEMs.

MIPI Alliance specifications typically reflect multiple technology submissions from multiple companies. Sometimes a company will offer a proprietary interface to the organization for adoption as a specification, and sometimes the organization well decide to pursue a new specification or modify an earlier specification to meet a market’s changing needs.  MIPI Alliance forms investigation groups or birds-of-a-feather groups to clarify opportunities and market requirements. Once an approach is defined, the board assigns the project to a working group and establishes a development roadmap and timeline that allow for plenty of dialog and discussion as the specification is developed and drafted.