Khronos Group

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The Khronos Group is an American industry consortium in control of several key programming application interfaces (API) like OpenGL, OpenCL and Vulkan. As good as all graphical GNU/Linux software use a standard they control, one way or another.


The Khronos Group is a non-profit organization controlled by the "members" (owners). They have two classes of controlling members: "Promoter Members", who have voting rights and the right to designate a Director to the Khronos Board, and "Contributor Members" who can vote but can not influence who gets to be on the Khronos Board. The two additional token member classes "Associate Members" and "Academic Members" can participate in working groups with no say what so ever in any decisions.

The controlling members ("promoter members") are:

The "contributor" members with voting rights are:

  • 3D Incorporated
  • Acer Inc.
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Adobe
  • AImotive
  • Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Amazon Corporate LLC
  • Analytical Graphics Inc.
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Axis Communications AB
  • Beijing Jingdong Shangke Information Technology Co., Ltd
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
  • CEVA
  • Codeplay Software Limited
  • Collabora
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Continental Automotive GmbH
  • Core Avionics & Industrial
  • Coretronic Corporation
  • CTRL-labs
  • Dassault Systemes
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Digital Media Professionals
  • DisplayLink Ltd.
  • Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Futuremark Oy
  • Gaijin Entertainment LLP
  • GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
  • Gyrfalcon Technology
  • Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.
  • HP Inc.
  • HTC America, Inc.
  • Igalia, S.L.
  • IKEA Communications AB
  • KDAB
  • Magic Leap, Inc.
  • Matrox Graphics, Inc
  • MediaTek Inc
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Mobica Ltd
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.
  • Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • NXP
  • Red Hat, Inc.
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
  • Shopify, Inc.
  • Socionext, Inc.
  • Synopsys, Inc.
  • Takumi Corporation
  • Target
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Khronos Group Inc
  • Think Silicon
  • Tobii Technology AB
  • UChicago Argonne LLC
  • Ultraleap, Inc.
  • Unity Technologies
  • Varjo Technologies Oy
  • Visteon Corporation
  • VMware, Inc
  • Wayfair
  • Xilinx, Inc.
  • zSpace, Inc.


The Khronos Group is in charge of specifying the following standards (and more):

  • OpenCL
  • OpenGL
  • OpenGL ES
  • OpenVG
  • OpenXR
  • SPIR-V
  • SYCL
  • Vulkan
  • WebGL (actually just a JavaScript binding for OpenGL ES)


The Khronos Group has a homepage at

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