Zigbee Alliance has announced that the IoT (Internet-of-Things) technology consortium organization has been renamed to “Connectivity Standards Alliance” (or “CSA” for short) to make it clearer that is governing more IoT standards than just the Zigbee standard, (those standards include; Zigbee, Smart Energy, Green Power, JupiterMesh, Dotdot, and now also Matter).
The IoT-over-IP working group “Project Connected Home over IP” (a.k.a. “Project CHIP”, i.e. a new high-level IP based IoT network connectivity standard that will be supported over Thread and WiFi and possibly more networking media technologies in the future) has now also officially been named “Matter” as its final wordmark/brand name as well as given an official logo/symbol in advance of the first Matter-branded devices which should available before the end of 2021.
Connectivity Standards Alliance new website https://csa-iot.org/ still redirect to About Us | Who We Are | The Alliance - CSA-IOT and https://www.connectedhomeip.com is no longer online though the project’s source code git repository on GitHub is still active at GitHub - project-chip/connectedhomeip: Matter (formerly Project CHIP) creates more connections between more objects, simplifying development for manufacturers and increasing compatibility for consumers, guided by the Connectivity Standards Alliance.
Much more information posted about this news on CSA and Matter https://zigbeealliance.org/about/newsroom/
Members poised to be early adopters of Matter include: Amazon, ASSA ABLOY, Comcast, Espressif Systems, Eve Systems, Google, Grundfos Holding A/S, Huawei, Infineon Technologies, LEEDARSON, Legrand, Nanoleaf, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, Qorvo, Resideo, Schlage, Schneider Electric, Philips Hue / Signify, Silicon Labs, Samsung SmartThings, Somfy, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Tuya Smart, ubisys, Wulian, and Zumtobel Group.
For reference, I first read about this news on Engadget website myself:
Engadget in turn refer to this press release as their source of this news: