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How to Join NVM Express

Founded in 2014, NVM Express has grown to an award-winning international community of members who hail from all corners of the globe. With over 100 member companies, NVM Express represents a wide variety of industries and technical specialties. The consortium is responsible for the delivery of impactful specifications developed through a collaborative environment. NVMe technology specifications are designed based on a response to industry need and seek to provide forward-looking solutions.

NVM Express offers three types of membership, Promoter, Contributor and Adopter.

About the Promoter Group:

NVM Express is governed by a Board of Directors, the Promoters, comprised of representatives from 13 NVM Express member companies. Promoters are elected by NVM Express members for a two-year term and are eligible for re-election. All NVM Express member companies are eligible to run for a Promoter position.

For admission in the Promoters Group, a company is required to be officially elected by the Board of Directors along with satisfying all requirements in accordance with the NVMe Bylaws and the Participation Policies.

Promoter Member Benefits:

  • The right to select one representative to serve as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Promoter Board Representative”) for a two year term.
  • The right to participate in the exercise of any DGCL Member Voting Rights
  • The right to vote on all matters presented to the Members for a vote
  • Listed as a Promoter on the Corporation’s web site and in Corporation’s marketing material
  • Listed as a Promoter in all press releases, and at all events of the Corporation
  • All associated benefits generally afforded to and imposed upon all Contributor and Adopter Members

More information about how to qualify as a promoter can be found here.

Contributor Member Benefits:

  • Work group participation
  • Right to vote as a work group participant
  • Right to receive and review Draft Specification
  • Right to access ratified Technical Proposals
  • Right to participate in the Annual Members meeting
  • Right to actively participate in the Corporation’s marketing and promotional activities
    at trade shows and other industry events
  • Right to participate in any logo or certification mark licensing program (“Logo Program”)
  • Early access to a Final Specification before it is released to the general public.

Cost: Contributor: $4,000

Adopter Member Benefits:

  • Right to access ratified Technical Proposals
  • Right to participate in the Annual Members meeting
  • Right to actively participate in the Corporation’s marketing and promotional activities
    at trade shows and other industry events
  • Right to participate in any logo or certification mark licensing program (“Logo Program”)
  • Early access to a Final Specification before it is released to the general public.

Cost: Adopter: $500

Steps to NVM Express Membership:

1. Please review the following documents:

2. Download and complete the NVM Express Participation Agreement.

3. Submit the completed and signed Participation Agreement to NVM Express:

  • Email to membership@nvmexpress.org
  • Fax (+1 503-644-6708)
  • Mailing hard copies to:
  • NVM Express
    c/o VTM Group
    3855 SW 153rd Drive
    Beaverton, OR  97003

4. Upon receipt of a complete application, an invoice will be sent and the membership will begin upon receipt of payment.

Governance: NVM Express is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 13 companies referred to as the Promoters. To learn more about the Promoters, please click here.