MIPI is pleased to welcome 26 Adopter members joining the Alliance from 1 April to 30 June 2021, along with two companies upgrading to Contributor membership. The highest-ever percentage of member companies renewed their memberships for 2021, and a new record high of 364 MIPI Alliance members was reached at the close of the second quarter.
Continuing the tradition of MIPI Alliance members honoring the contributions and achievements of their peers, MIPI hosted a virtual ceremony on 9 June to recognize the 2020 recipients of the MIPI Alliance Membership Awards.
The awards are presented annually to individual and corporate members for their outstanding contributions, leadership and achievements within the Alliance.
MIPI Alliance kicked off the year with the addition of 21 Adopter members from 1 January to 31 March. We look forward to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.
We look forward to working with eight companies that joined the Alliance from 1 October to 31 December 2020, joining the 300+ MIPI Alliance members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.
MIPI Alliance recently shared its 2020 Year in Review, and it's evident that many of our milestones and accomplishments last year will drive much of our momentum in 2021 and beyond. I encourage you to check out this overview of our activities, and I'm sure you too will be impressed and inspired by the contributions of so many members.
The MIPI A-PHYSM v1.0 specification, which has been available to MIPI Alliance members since September 2020, is now positioned for wider availability to the broader automotive ecosystem.
As detailed in an October 13 press release, under terms of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IEEE, the A-PHY serializer-deserializer (SerDes) specification will be put forward for adoption as an IEEE standard, which will result in broader global availability and, ultimately greater interoperability, choice and economies of scale for the global automotive industry.