Manufacturing Associations

ECA: Electronic Component, Assemblies & Material Association
Provides leadership and direction for passive component standards engineering working groups (e.g. overcurrent protectors). ECA is a sector of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA).

JEDEC: Joint Electron Device Engineering Council
JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. The publications and standards that generated are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge. JEDEC is a sector of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA).

TIA: Telecommunications Industry Association
TIA is the leading trade association for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. As owner and producer of GLOBALCOMM™, TIA serves ICT suppliers serving global service provider and enterprise customers through its leadership in standards development, domestic and international policy advocacy, and facilitating member business opportunities. TIA represents the communications sector of the EIA.

TR-41 User Premises Telecommunications Requirements (TIA)
Addresses voluntary standards for telecommunications terminal equipment and systems. The work involves developing performance and interface criteria for equipment, systems and private networks, as well as the information necessary to ensure their proper inter-working with each other, with public networks, with IP telephony infrastructures, and with carrier-provided private-line services. In addition, TR-41 develops criteria for preventing harm to the telephone network that become mandatory when adopted by the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA).

NEMA: National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.

NEMA Surge Protection Institute (NSPI)
This site is an educational outreach effort initiated by the Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).