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American Electronics Association (AEA)
Offices: Santa Clara, California
AEA is advancing the business of technology, AeA is the nation's largest high-tech trade association. AeA has more than 3,500 member companies that span the high-technology spectrum, from software, semiconductors and computers to Internet technology, advanced electronics and telecommunications systems and services. With 18 regional US councils and offices in Brussels and Beijing, AeA offers a unique global policy grassroots capability and a wide portfolio of valuable business services and products for the high-tech industry.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Offices: Washington, DC & New York, New York
ANSI has served in its capacity as administrator and coordinator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 80 years. Founded in 1918 by five engineering societies and three government agencies, the Institute remains a private, nonprofit membership organization supported by a diverse constituency of private and public sector organizations.
Apache Software Foundation
Offices: Forest Hill, Maryland
The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects. The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field. They consider ourselves not simply a group of projects sharing a server, but rather a community of developers and users.
Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA)
Offices: San Jose, California
AAMA is Silicon Valley's leading MultiTechnology business network promoting the success of the Asia America region's technology enterprises. Through its diverse programs ranging from monthly Speakers Series to the Asia-Silicon Valley Technology Investment Conference, AAMA provides a forum in which members can network, exchange ideas and share resources to promote and build one another's companies and careers, ultimately benefiting the larger Pacific Rim technological community. Today, the AAMA represents more than 1,100 members from about 800 companies.


Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM)
Offices: Warrendale, Pennsylvania
AIM is the global trade association for the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry. Their members are manufacturers or service providers of technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID), bar code, card technologies (magnetic stripe, smart card, contactless card, optical card), biometrics, and electronic article surveillance (EAS).
Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)
Offices: Silver Springs, Nevada
AIIM, the international authority on Enterprise Content Management (ECM), is leading the way to the understanding, adoption, and use of ECM technologies. These technologies, tools, and methods are used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content across an enterprise in support of business processes. As a non-profit association for more than 60 years, AIIM provides industry news and information, education and training, market analysis, industry standards development, publications, regional chapters, and executive networking.
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
The Association of Information Technology Professionals offers opportunities for Information Technology leadership and education through partnerships with industry, government and academia. AITP provides quality IT related education, information on relevant IT issues and forums for networking with experienced peers and other IT professionals for nearly 9,000 members.
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Offices: Cambridge, Massachusetts & Northbrook, Illinois
AUTM is a rapidly growing organization of academic technology transfer professionals and professionals with related interests. AUTM is an individual membership organization that has as its primary roles the professional development of its members and creating networking opportunities. Technology transfer managers are required to balance multiple roles. Technology transfer managers are asked to be knowledgeable in patent law, commercial development, negotiation, contract law, and, most important of all, relationship management.
Offices: San Francisco, California
ASTIA (formerly, The Women's Technology Cluster) is the pre-eminent business incubator in the US dedicated to women leaders building technology-driven businesses. Their mission is to increase the number of successful companies and to leverage their influence. Through their dedicated community of proven CEOs, investors and industry experts, they provide extensive advisory services, coaching, and access to business and capital networks. ASTIA was founded as part of the Three Guineas Fund in 1999, by Cate Muther, former CMO of Cisco, and was spun off in 2003 as an independent non-profit.


Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Offices: Washington, DC
In 1993, two small Washington-based biotechnology trade organizations merged to create the Biotechnology Industry Organization, better known as BIO. BIO represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 US states and 33 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products..
Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth)
Offices: Overland Park, Illinois
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is a trade association comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, automotive, industrial automation and network industries that is driving the development of Bluetooth wireless technology, a low cost short-range wireless specification for connecting mobile devices and bringing them to market. The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter member companies Agere, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, and thousands of Associate and Adopter member companies.
Business Software Alliance (BSA)
Offices: Washington, DC
BSA is the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members represent the fastest growing industry in the world. BSA educates consumers on software management and copyright protection, cyber security, trade, e-commerce and other Internet-related issues.