About The Khronos Group

The Khronos Group is a member-driven consortium developing royalty-free open standards and vibrant ecosystems, to harness silicon acceleration for demanding graphics rendering and computationally intensive applications such as 3D graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Parallel Computing, Neural Networks, and Vision Processing.

Khronos was founded in 2000 to provide a structure for industry leaders to safely cooperate in the creation of standards that deliver on the promise of cross-platform technology to advance both their own businesses as well as the industry.

Khronos members, companies and universities from around the world, work together to define, document, maintain, and promote innovative APIs, file formats, and other open standards used throughout a cross section of industries.

Khronos Visual Computing Ecosystem


To get involved, please visit our Membership page.

Khronos Adopter Program

Application developers may always freely use Khronos Standards when they are available on the target system. To enable companies to test their products for conformance, Khronos has established an Adopters Program for each standard. This helps to ensure that Khronos standards are consistently implemented by multiple vendors to create a reliable platform for developers. Conformant products also enjoy protection from the Khronos IP Framework, ensuring that Khronos members will not assert their IP essential to the specification against the implementation.

To learn more, visit the Adopter page.