Khronos Group

The Khronos Group, Inc.
Motto Open standards for graphics, media and parallel computation
Formation 2000 (2000)
Type Consortium
Purpose Creating open standards to enable the authoring and acceleration of graphics, rich media and parallel computation on a wide variety of platforms and devices
Headquarters Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Coordinates 45°30′30″N 122°50′03″W / 45.508407°N 122.834305°W / 45.508407; -122.834305
Neil Trevett

The Khronos Group, Inc. is an American non-profit member-funded industry consortium based in Beaverton, Oregon, focused on the creation of open standard, royalty-free application programming interfaces (APIs) for authoring and accelerated playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Khronos members may contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, vote at various stages before public deployment, and accelerate delivery of their platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests.

On 31 July 2006, it was announced at SIGGRAPH that control of the OpenGL specification would be passed to the group.[1][2]


The Khronos Group was founded in 2000 by companies including ATI Technologies, Discreet, Evans & Sutherland, Intel Corporation, NVIDIA, Silicon Graphics (SGI), and Sun Microsystems. It now has roughly 120 member companies, over 30 adopters, and 24 conforming members.[3] Its president is Neil Trevett.

Working Groups


Khronos Group divides its members followingly:[7]

Current members (as of 11 November 2016) are (highlights):

Promoter Members

Contributor Members

Associate Members

Academic Members

Past members

Khronos Group maintains current lists of its members [9]


  1. "OpenGL ARB to pass control of OpenGL specification to Khronos Group". Khronos press release.
  2. "OpenGL ARB to Pass Control of OpenGL Specification to Khronos Group". AccessMyLibrary Archive.
  3. "Khronos Group Conformant members".
  4. "EGL Overview". Khronos website. 15 October 2009.
  5. "glTF". Khronos website. 2 September 2016.
  6. "Khronos launches heterogeneous computing initiative". Khronos press release. 16 June 2008.
  7. "Khronos Members".
  8. Alex Wawro (22 September 2015). "Nintendo joins graphics standards body Khronos Group". Gamasutra.
  9. "Khronos members".
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