New members include Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Inc.; ETRI; Ipcom Technologies; Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; EnOcean GmbH; BM SpA; connectBlue AB; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft; Itron Inc.; Maximedia Services Ltd.; Mindteck (India) Ltd.; PMC-Sierra Ltd.; Point Six Wireless; Seiko Epson Corp.; Spectra Technology Holdings Inc.; Stonestreet One Inc.; Tendril Networks Inc.; Winbond Electronics Corp.; and World Peace Group.
These new members include the alliance's first South American and African member companies, expanding its presence to 24 countries across six continents.
"Our membership represents a global presence, reinforcing the strong support and market need for the ZigBee standard," said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "Last year was a very busy year for the alliance, ending with our greatest milestone to date - ratifying the ZigBee specification. We expect to see member companies begin shipping ZigBee-compliant products in 2005. Additionally, alliance members will continue testing to ensure that all ZigBee-certified products are interoperable throughout residential and commercial applications."
Publication date: 02/14/2005