Partners and Associations

Industry Partners

SMART Modular Technologies prides itself on its strong, longstanding relationships with its industry partners. By working with industry partners, SMART can assure its customer that every product they sell is built with the highest quality components available and backed with the ironclad reputation of industry leaders.

Industry Associations

SMART builds on its heritage as a technology pioneer by broadening its participation in Industry Associations that have shaped the industry. Our active role in these associations benefits our customers by assuring that we understand and apply technologies that support their current and future product strategies.

Gen-Z ConsortiumAn open systems interconnect designed to provide memory semantic access to data and devices via direct-attached, switched or fabric topologies. The Gen-Z Consortium is made up of leading companies dedicated to creating and commercializing a new data access technology. Gen-Z was developed to enhance existing solution architectures and enable new solutions architectures.
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JEDECFor over 50 years, JEDEC has been the global leader in developing open standards and publications for the microelectronics industry. JEDEC committees provide industry leadership in developing standards for a broad range of technologies.
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SNIAThe Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a non-profit organization made up of member companies divning information technology. A globally recognized and trusted authority, SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry in developing and promoting vendor-neutral architectures, standards and educational services that facilitate the efficient management, movement and security of information.
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OpenCAPIThe OpenCAPI Consortium is an open forum to manage the OpenCAPI specification and ecosystem. OpenCAPI is a not-for-profit organization formed in October 2016 by OpenCAPI Strategic Members AMD, Google™, IBM®, Mellanox Technologies® and Micron® to create an open coherent high performance bus interface based on a new bus standard called Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI) and grow the ecosystem that utilizes this interface.
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OpenPOWER FoundationThe OpenPOWER Foundation was founded in 2013 as an open technical membership organization that will enable data centers to rethink their approach to technology. Member companies are enabled to customize POWER CPU processors and system platforms for optimization and innovation for their business needs. These innovations include custom systems for large or warehouse scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, platform optimization for SW appliances, or advanced hardware technology exploitation.
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Trusted Computing GroupThrough open standards and specifications, Trusted Computing Group (TCG) enables secure computing. Benefits of TCG technologies include protection of business-critical data and systems, secure authentication and strong protection of user identities, and the establishment of strong machine identity and network integrity. Trusted hardware and applications reduce enterprise total cost of ownership and support regulatory compliance. Through its member-driven work groups, TCG enables the benefits of trust in computing devices from mobile to embedded systems, as well as networks, storage, and cloud security.
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PCI-SIGFounded in 1992, the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is an association of 700+ industry companies which is committed to advancing its non-proprietary peripheral component interconnect (PCI) technology.
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Non-volatile memory standards organizationNVM Express is an open collection of standards and information formed to expose the benefits of non-volatile memory in all types of computing environments from mobile environments to data centers. NVMe™ is designed from the ground up to deliver high bandwidth and low latency storage access for current and future NVM technologies.
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VMware technology allianceA global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, VMware accelerates digital transformation by enabling unprecedented freedom and flexibility in how our customers build and evolve IT environments. With VMware solutions, organizations are improving business agility my modernizing data centers, integrating public clouds, driving innovation with apps, and more.
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CaviumCavium Networks is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications, storage, video and security applications. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tools and application support, hardware reference designs and other services.
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T-10 AssociationThe InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards is the central U.S. forum dedicated to creating technology standards for the next generation of innovation.
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SD Card AssociationThe SD Association is a global ecosystem of companies setting industry-leading memory card standards that simplify the use and extend the life of consumer electronics, including mobile phones, for millions of people every day. The Association does not manufacture, market or sell any product; it exists to create standards and then promote the adoption, advancement and use of SD standards used by competing product manufacturers that make interoperable memory cards and devices.
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Compact Flash AssociationThe CompactFlash Association was established in 1995 by a group of international companies and is now focused on the common goal of creating industry standards for flash-based memory cards targeting the professional imaging, video and industrial markets.
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SATA - IOThe Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is an independent, non-profit organization developed by and for leading industry companies. Officially formed in July 2004, the SATA-IO provides the storage industry with guidance and support for implementing the SATA specification.
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USB - IFUSB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology.
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