Gen-Z Consortium

What Companies are supporting the Gen-Z Consortium?
What is the mission of the Gen-Z Consortium?
What is the legal framework of the Gen-Z Consortium?
Who owns the Gen-Z specifications?
When did the Gen-Z Consortium go public?
What does it cost to join the Gen-Z Consortium?
Does the Gen-Z Consortium charge a license fee?
Why was a new industry body created?

Q: What Companies are supporting the Gen-Z Consortium?
A: The Gen-Z Consortium is comprised of leading technology companies dedicated to creating and commercializing the Gen-Z technology. The founding consortium’s members include: AMD, ARM, Broadcom, Cray, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IDT, Micron, Samsung, SK hynix, and Xilinx. Refer to our Members List to see the full consortium membership.

Q: What is the mission of the Gen-Z Consortium?
A: The Gen-Z Consortium mission is deliver a suite of specifications and IP enablement technology to enable Gen-Z to be integrated into any solution. The Gen-Z Consortium will establish an open ecosystem where customers and the industry can directly engage with one another in creating these specifications.

Q: What is the legal framework of the Gen-Z Consortium?
A: The Gen-Z Consortium is formed as a not-for-profit corporation. To join, a company executes a Membership Agreement. Twelve member companies hold Board of Director seats and provide overall governance. Board seats are voted on annually. All general member companies may participate in any Work Group to develop the Gen-Z specifications and other materials. For more information on becoming a member of the Gen-Z Consortium please get in touch with our administrative team through our Contact Form.

Q: Who owns the Gen-Z specifications?
A: The Gen-Z Consortium owns the copyrights and all of its final published specifications.

Q: When did the Gen-Z Consortium go public?
A: The Gen-Z Consortium made its public announcement on Tuesday October 11th, 2016.

Q: What does it cost to join the Gen-Z Consortium?
A: The present annual general membership fee is $10,000. Refer to our Members Page for additional membership information.

Q: Does the Gen-Z Consortium charge a license fee?
A: No, the technical specifications are available via the consortium web-site free of charge. The Gen-Z Consortium does not charge an end user or implementer fee.

Q: Why was a new industry body created?
A: A new industry body was created to enable customers and the industry to directly work together in an open ecosystem. This requires a new organizational structure and engagement model.