The MIPI Alliance is a non-profit corporation that operates as an open membership organization. All companies in the mobile device industry are encouraged to join, including semiconductor companies, software vendors, IP providers, peripheral manufacturers, test labs and end product OEMs. Today, nearly 200 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.

The mission of the MIPI Alliance is to benefit the entire mobile industry by establishing standards for hardware and software interfaces in mobile devices. The organization actively promotes and encourages the adoption of these specifications throughout the industry value chain.

Adopting a set of standard hardware interfaces will produce peripheral hardware products from multiple vendors which work seamlessly with numerous processor and system-on-a-chip products. Since software is an integral component of many of these interfaces, some level of software standardization will enhance this improved inter-connectivity. A common set of interfaces will maximize design reuse, drive innovation and reduce time-to-market for all participants.

The role of the MIPI Alliance is complementary to other industry organizations such as Open Mobile Alliance, 3GPP and JEDEC, yielding benefits across the industry.

Source: http://www.mipi.org/momentum