Apple, Dell, and Google and others have joined the Khronos Group, an organisation working to define open-standards for the authoring and acceleration of dynamic media on multiple platforms, including computers and mobile phones.

The organisation has over one hundred members, including processor and silicon manufacturers, operating system providers, wireless and application developers.

The news emerges as the OpenGL Archtecture Review Board has decided to put the OpenGL standard under the control of the Khronos Group. A new OpenGL Working Group will draw from members of the association.

"Khronos has been leading the charge in media standards for the mobile industry for over four years, and now with this increased membership and the integration of the OpenGL ARB, Khronos has truly become the place to be if your company has any interest in open standards for dynamic media and graphics on any platform," said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research.

"The lines continue to blur between different classes of devices - and so it is crucial to have a single body that is able to drive a coherent set of cross-platform standards to create new market opportunities for the entire graphics and media industry," he added.

The Khronos Group is a member-funded industry consortium focused on the creation of open standards. All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications.