Who we are
The Khronos Group was founded in 2000 to provide a structure for key industry players to cooperate in the creation of open standards that deliver on the promise of cross-platform technology. Today, Khronos is a not for profit, member-funded consortium dedicated to the creation of royalty-free open standards for graphics, parallel computing, vision processing, and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms from the desktop to embedded and safety critical devices. Khronos APIs are key technologies in their respective markets, such as Vulkan and OpenGL in graphics and gaming, WebGL in 3D web graphics, and OpenVX and OpenCL in embedded vision and compute. The Khronos Board and all of its Working Groups are made up of Khronos members: universities and companies large and small from across the ecosystem. These members work together to define, document, maintain, and promote innovative APIs, file formats, and other open standards used throughout a cross section of industries.