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Associate Membership

​​Associate membership keeps you and your company at the leading edge of Bluetooth® technology while helping grow your business, discover new opportunities and enjoy substantial savings.

Take Your Membership to a New Level

When you become an Associate member, you will join hundreds of the world's most successful companies in developing and influencing Bluetooth technology. Learn how to upgrade today.

Market Insight

  • Grow your business and influence the direction of Bluetooth technology through strategic participation in Bluetooth SIG working groups and committees
  • Gain early access to new Bluetooth specifications
  • Promote your products and company via speaking opportunities at global industry events

Strategic Influence

  • Have an opportunity to serve as Associate Member Director on the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors
  • Have an opportunity to gain a voting seat on the Bluetooth Architectural Review Board (BARB) if you are elected a BARB councilor

Network and Collaborate with Industry Leaders

  • Engage with your customers and market peers in Bluetooth SIG forums and events
  • Participate with other industry leaders on Bluetooth SIG committees and groups
  • Strengthen your reputation as an expert on Bluetooth technology

Enjoy Substantial Savings 

  • Listing Fees: 50% discount ($4,000 USD savings)
  • Regulatory Database: Free access to the Bluetooth Regulatory Database ($2,500 USD)
  • UnPlugFest Events: Discount on Bluetooth UnPlugFest participation
  • Industry Events: Discounted delegate fees for Bluetooth World
  • Industry research: Free and discounted access to industry research from ABI Research
  • Discounts on protocol analyzers from Ellisys and Frontline

For a full listing of Associate benefits, visit our Member Benefits page.

Sample Business Case

See specific examples on the financial benefits of Bluetooth SIG Associate-level membership.

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Associate member fees

The fee for Associate membership is determined by your company’s annual revenue*:

  • Small Associate: If your company’s annual revenue is less than $100 million USD, the Associate membership fee is $7,500 USD per year
  • Large Associate: If your company’s annual revenue is greater than $100 million USD, the Associate membership fee is $35,000 USD per year

Step to upgrade

  1. Request an invoice for the Associate fee from the Bluetooth SIG

    1. Small Associate: You are required to provide documentation showing your company’s total gross revenue* for the previous year or most recent accounting period.
    2. Send directly to your regional manager or to member.relations@bluetooth.com.

      Format MUST be one of the following:
      1. Tax documents which show total annual revenue
      2. Yearly Profit and Loss Report/Statement – must be verified and signed by certified accountant
      3. Report or letter which verifies total annual revenue is below $100M USD – must be provided on accounting firm’s letterhead and verified and signed by certified accountant, and must include official link to accounting firm’s website
      4. Published Annual Report

    3. Large Associate: If your company belongs in the large category, send a request for an upgrade invoice to your regional manager or member.relations@bluetooth.com

  2. We will issue your company the correct Associate fee invoice and email it to you
  3. Upon receipt of the invoice, submit payment by wire transfer or company check. Payment details are provided on the invoice
  4. Once we have received your payment, we will upgrade your company membership to the Associate level and notify you by email

Please note that Associate membership runs for a 12-month period, not calendar year. Associate membership does not renew automatically. Associate members must request a renewal invoice prior to their renewal date. Small Associates also need to submit annual revenue verification prior to renewal.

*Company financial documents are handled with strict confidentiality, and are only used for verification. The documents will be deleted after the verification process.

 
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