JEDEC - The Standards Resource for the world of Semiconductor Industry
For more information, refer to jedec.org.
The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (Once known as the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council), is the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that represents all areas of the electronics industry.
JEDEC was originally created in 1960 as a joint activity between EIA an NEMA, to cover the standardization of discrete semiconductor devices and later expanded in 1970 to include integrated circuits.
JEDEC does its work through its 48 committees/subcommittees that are overseen by the JEDEC Board of Directors. Presently there are about 300 member companies in JEDEC including both manufacturers and users of semiconductor components and others allied to the field.
Companies who make or use semiconductors are members of JEDEC. Both large and small companies in these areas as well as users bring a mix of views representing a wide facet of this industry. The reason to become a member is to find out what the trends in a particular product area are and to find out the views of other companies as well as to mold and shape the final standards that JEDEC publishes. Quite often, contacts made at these meetings tend to be fruitful and long lasting in spite of the fact that representatives are competitors. The JEDEC activity is where competitors who normally do not communicate get to talk about important industry trends. Information exchanged at meetings can help companies to make better decisions in their own product development and thereby save their company money.
The above information is a reference part of the Myth: Low Density vs High Density memory modules guide and we have to split it out as it could not fit into the main guide.