For the good of the phone

March 2004
Portable Design;Mar2004, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p5
This article discusses why the Mobile Industry Processor Interface Alliance was formed in 2004. The mobile communications industry decided to converge and produce one specification that all mobile phone manufacturers can comply under this organization. The group consists of handset manufacturers, semiconductor vendors, peripheral manufacturers and operating system, middleware and application developers. The goal of the alliance is to simplify the design and implementation of hardware and software by driving consistency in application-processor interfaces, promoting reuse and compatibility in mobile devices. The author of this article also listed the founders of the organization.


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