Become an Adopter
By joining, you can influence future PMBus® specifications. Your company can also manufacture products based on the PMBus standard, using the PMBus name and mark, helping to make the world more energy efficient for future generations. You can list your PMBus-related products on this website, and participate in PMBus marketing efforts. You can get priority access to PMBus technical assistance.
To join and participate in the PMBus forum as a PMBus Adopter, (a) you must pay annual dues, and (b) you must download, sign, and send in the PMBus Adopters Agreement (.pdf, 192 KB).
To join, you must pay your first year’s dues to SMIF at the address below. Annual dues for full membership are now $3900 US Dollars. Annual dues for tools membership are $500. Membership levels are explained below.
For speed, we suggest you send your signed PMBus Adopters Agreement(s) to us electronically by fax or email. Your membership in a forum can begin as soon as your dues are paid and we receive your signed agreement electronically.
We also request you send us a signed, paper original of the adopter’s agreement for our files. We suggest you send us 2 signed, paper originals of the adopter’s agreement; we will counter-sign both originals and send one back to you.
When joining, please also provide us with full contact information: contact person’s name, email, phone number, and physical address.
Mailing address and fax
System Management Interface Forum, Inc.
501 W President George Bush Hwy Ste 130
Richardson TX 75080-1141
An alternative to being an adopter is to be a tools member. Tools membership has lower cost, fewer benefits, and is available only to certain eligible companies. Tools members need not sign the PMBus adopters agreement. A table of cost and benefits is below.
|License for logo and name||Yes||Yes|
|Product listing on web||In the product section||In the tools section|
|Access to pre-release documents||Yes||No|
|Access to adopters area of website||Yes||No|
|Participation in working groups||Yes||No|
|Participation in PMBus hosted events||Yes||No|
|New product announcements in news letter||Yes||No|
Eligibility for tools membership
Tools membership is intended for companies that specialize in providing software or hardware tools for development and testing, including development and testing of SMIF protocols (like PMBus, SMBus, SBS) and similar, related, or combined protocols (like I²C and IPMI).
A company that manufactures OEM or end-user products for production, not just for development and testing, is not eligible for tools membership, even if that company also provides tools.
Tools membership eligibility is determined by the SMIF board of directors, whose decision is final.
SMIF Membership Application