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
  • Broadcom - makes ARM chips for mobile phone market




  • EFlag Tech does custom Blackfin platform designs (software and hardware)
  • eInfochips - The Solution People Open-RD based platform
  • Elphel, Inc provide high performance Network Cameras based on Free Software and Hardware designs. Axis EtraxFS & Spartan 3e 1200k gates FPGA.
  • Embest provides standard single board computers and custom modules based on different ARM processors from Atmel, Cirrus, NXP, Samsung and Texas Instruments for ARM embedded applications.


  • Freescale Semiconductor - Wikipedia entry
    • Freescale makes the MX31 ARM11-based processor (and associated development boards), among others.
    • Freescale makes several PPC-based processors (and associated development boards) as well.


  • 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


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



  • Samsung Electronics
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • Timll
    • Reference Design and customized HW/SW Design Based on TI OMAP35x/AM3517
  • TechNexion
    • Expandable and fully customizable ARM system modules and interface boards
    • Embedded x86 boards with coreboot and linux core extensions
  • Texas Instruments - Wikipedia entry
    • Texas Instruments makes the MSP430 MCUs, TMS320 C2000/C5000/C6000 DSPs, DaVinci/OMAP ARM+DSP-based processors, and others.