USB Implementers Forum Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.
Some of the many activities that the USB-IF supports include: USB compliance workshops; USB compliance test development; USB pavilions at CES, IDF, WinHEC, and other events; marketing programs and collateral materials, such as retail newsletters, retail salespeople training, store end-caps, etc.; and USB developer conferences.