Board and Chip Vendors

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This page has a list of the companies or organizations that make processors or boards for embedded products. If you are looking for companies who sell Linux software or Linux-related services, see the Vendors page. If you are looking for companies who sell end-user products based on Linux, see Companies. If you are looking for information about specific development boards, see Category:Development Boards



  • Bluetechnix makes tiny Blackfin modules to simplify custom board development
  • Boundary Devices
    • manufacturers of ARM based Single Board Computers and System on Modules
    • does custom board and device work.
  • Broadcom - makes ARM chips for mobile phone market





  • Freescale Semiconductor - Wikipedia entry
    • ARM
      • i.MX3x series based on the ARM11 processor
      • i.MX5x series based on the Cortex-A8
      • i.MX6x series based on the Cortex-A9
    • PPC
      • Freescale makes several PPC-based processors (and associated development boards) as well


  • Garz & Fricke Consulting, design, manufacturing and fulfillment for embedded solutions
    • Embedded SBC (Single Board Computers), Integrated HMI/Touch, Payment Systems and more. A focus on ARM based platforms and GNU/Linux as OS
  • Gumstix sells various very small processor and add-on boards. Especially interesting for robotics related projects.


  • HITEG LTD does custom embedded board ,it focused on IT outsourcing and embedded technology(software and hardware)
  • Hua Heng Tech does custom Blackfin platform designs (software and hardware)
  • HV Sistemas S.L. makes tiny Blackfin modules to simplify custom board development





  • NEC - makes ARM chips, used to make lots of MIPS chips
  • NVIDIA - Wikipedia entry
    • NVIDIA designs and manufactures both GeForce GPUs and Tegra SoCs.
    • The Jetson TK1 board contains a Tegra SoC.
  • NixCore - Distributes Ralink based boards with documentation and OpenWRT/Buildroot configurations


  • Qualcomm - makes multicore ARM MSM products that support Linux
    • Their Snapdragon platform provides a 1GHz ARM core and advanced DSP.



  • Samsung
    • Samsung Electronics makes the S3C24XX(ARM 9), S3C64XX(ARM 11), S5P64XX(ARM 11), S5PC100(Cortex A8), S5PV210/S5PC110(Cortex A8), EXYNOS4210(Cortex A9) SoCs and others.
    • See more Samsung Application Processors
  • SiRF - Makes besides GPS products also ARM based SoC for location aware devices, like the ARM9 based Atlas III (codename) at4x0a and the ARM11 based SiRFPrima.
  • SolidRun i.MX6 uSoM's, HummingBoard baseboards and i.MX6 CuBox media box
  • ST-Ericsson make mobile platforms for handset form factors and similar, typically ARM based with cellular modems.
  • Sunplus is a company specialising in chips for multimedia and mobile applications. One of their interesting chips is the Sunplus SPMP3050A which is used in MP4 players.
  • Surveyor Corporation makes Blackfin based robot modules for academics, hobbyists, and professionals