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  Foundry Partners

United Microelectronics Corp.
UMC is a world-leading semiconductor foundry that manufactures advanced process ICs for applications spanning every major sector of the semiconductor industry. UMC delivers the cutting-edge foundry technologies that enable sophisticated system-on-chip (SOC) designs, including 0.13-micron copper/low k, embedded DRAM, and mixed signal/RFCMOS. In addition, UMC is a leader in 300mm manufacturing with three strategically located 300mm fabs to serve a global customer base: Fab 12A in Taiwan, UMCi in Singapore (completion in 2002), and AU Pte. Ltd., a joint venture facility with AMD also located in Singapore (production in 2005). In addition to wafer manufacturing, UMC customers benefit from services such as extensive silicon-verified IP resources, design libraries, and full front-end and backend support. Comit is a member of UMC's
ASICplus™ Partners program.

The MOSIS Service
MOSIS is a low-cost prototyping and small-volume production service for VLSI circuit development. Since 1981, MOSIS has fabricated more than 50,000 circuit designs for commercial firms, government agencies, and research and educational institutions around the world. MOSIS provides access to a wide variety of semiconductor processes, technology files, design kits, libraries and IP to create designs for processes offered by many different foundries, accessible through a variety of design flows (digital, analog, mixed-signal) and CAD tools. Mask generation, wafer fabrication, and device packaging are contracted to leading industry vendors. MOSIS keeps the cost of fabricating prototype quantities low by aggregating multiple designs onto one mask set. This allows customers to share overhead costs associated with mask making, wafer fabrication, and assembly. MOSIS offers dedicated COT runs as well.

Programmable Logic

Altera Corp.
Altera Corporation, The Programmable Solutions Company, is a world leader in one of the semiconductor industry's fastest growing segments; high-density programmable logic devices (PLDs). Today's high-density PLDs, used in concert with Altera's desktop software design tools and optimized intellectual property (IP) building blocks, allow electronic systems manufacturers to execute on a single chip the same functionality that previously consumed an entire printed circuit board. From simple glue logic to complex system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions, Altera's devices, development tools, and megafunctions ensure you get to market first. Altera is a member of the Comit Technology Alliance Program.

Lattice Semiconductor Corp.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops and markets high performance programmable logic devices, or PLDs, and related software. Lattice is a leading supplier of in-system programmable, or ISP, logic devices. Lattice customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers in the markets of data communications and telecommunications, as well as computing, industrial and military systems. Comit is a member of the Lattice Consultants Program.

Xilinx Inc.

Xilinx invented the world's first Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) in 1984, and created one of the fastest growing markets in the semiconductor industry. With FPGA and CPLD products, Xilinx is a leading player in the digital programmable logic device (PLD) market. Comit is a member of Xilinx's Xperts Program of 3rd Party Certified Design Service Centers which are trained to take full advantage of the features in Xilinx Platform FPGA, software, and IP Cores.

Actel Corp.
Actel Corporation is a supplier of innovative programmable logic solutions, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) based on antifuse and flash technologies, high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores, software development tools and design services, targeted for the high-speed communications, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) replacement and radiation-tolerant markets. Founded in 1985, Actel employs more than 500 people worldwide. The Company is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ACTL. Comit is a member of Actel's Solutions Partner Program, and offers the first and only innovative Device Locked Fee based design service called the Actel Platform Xpress Program.

  Embedded Processors

ARM Ltd.
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. Comit is a member of the ARM Connected Community.


Comit is an IBM CoreConnect™ licensee. CoreConnect is IBM’s proprietary bus for the IBM PowerPC (PPC) embedded processor. Comit has RTL level access to the IBM PPC On-Chip Peripheral Bus (OPB) and Processor Local Bus (PLB), allowing Comit to easily work with PPC based cores

  Embedded OSs

Wind River Systems, Inc.
Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND) is a leading provider of embedded software and services for connected smart devices in the Internet age. Wind River software is used in conjunction with embedded microprocessors.
Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity solutions for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, networking, consumer, automotive, industrial measurement and control (IMC), and aerospace/defense markets. Comit is a member of Wind River's Windlink™ Partner Program for Embedded Developers.


Monolithic Systems Technology, Inc.
Monolithic System Technology, Inc., ("MoSys") develops, licenses and markets innovative memory technology for semiconductors. MoSys' patented 1T-SRAM® technology offers a combination of high density, low power consumption, high speed and low cost unmatched by other memory technologies. 1T-SRAM memories are available as licensable intellectual property to designers who want to efficiently embed large memories in their system on chip designs as well as in stand-alone memory devices from MoSys. Comit is a member of MoSys Design Services Alliance Partner program.

  DSP / VLIW Processors

Improv Systems, Inc
A provider of 16 and 32 bit configurable DSP microprocessor solutions, Improv Systems licenses its high performance, programmable, configurable, scalable, synthesizable VLIW processors, peripherals, and system-level chip designs to leading systems and semiconductor manufacturers. Improv also provides complete, licensable, application-level solutions and comprehensive support required for system-level, integrated circuit development. Improv's DSP microprocessors are being designed into semiconductor products targeted at markets in consumer, multimedia, wired and wireless communications, networking ,and security applications.

TriMedia Technologies, Inc.
TriMedia develops and licenses VLIW processor and software technology used in a broad range of consumer digital media and networking appliances. TriMedia products include high performance VLIW CPU cores as well as supporting peripheral modules, SoC reference designs, software development tools, and application libraries. TriMedia's goal is to enable their partners to provide time-to-market system solutions for their target markets. Comit is a member of Trimedia's Trimedia Alliance Partners Program.

  EDA Tools

Synplicity, Inc.
Synplicity brings leading edge logic synthesis and verification products to FPGA and ASIC designers. Comit is a member of Synplicity's Partner Program.

Verisity Design, Inc.
[Acquired by Cadence Design Systems, Inc]
Verisity is a leading provider of proprietary technologies and software products used to efficiently verify designs of electronic systems and complex integrated circuits that are essential to the communications and other high growth segments of the electronics industry. The Company's products automate the process of detecting flaws in these designs, enabling customers to deliver higher quality products, accelerate time-to-market and reduce overall product development costs. Comit is a member of Verisity’s Verification Alliance Program.

Verplex Systems, Inc.
[Acquired by Cadence Design Systems, Inc]
Verplex develops formal verification and equivalence checking products for systems-on-a-chip design. Verplex products target ASIC and IC engineers who demand design verification tools which are both user friendly and can quickly handle full chip multi-million gate designs from hierarchical RTL to flattened netlist. Verplex aggressively develops advanced algorithms and offers a complete, full-chip formal verification flow from RTL to GDSII. Verplex is a member of the Comit Technology Alliance Program.

  Silicon Fabrication & Packaging

eSilicon Corporation is a full-service provider of application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to the world's leading electronics companies. Founded in 1999, the company's unique fabless approach manages every step of the IC development process - from specification through manufacturing and delivery of packaged and tested parts. eSilicon offers value-added design and manufacturing expertise, with an ebusiness infrastructure that provides significant predictability and time-to-market advantages. eSilicon ensures a high quality, full support customer experience that results in the fastest and most cost effective path to silicon for companies of all sizes. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in Allentown, PA, and Bedminster, NJ, eSilicon has approximately 65 employees.


The Comit Technology Alliance (TAP) program is designed to offer Comit's customers information about existing and upcoming solutions most likely to help them achieve the results they wish for.

Membership of the Technology Alliance Program enables Program Partners to get their products and services out to prospects who are actively looking for products and services to get their own products to market faster. Typical program partner profiles are developers of EDA tools, Foundries, CPLD, FPGA, ASSP & Platform SoC Vendors and Contract Electronic Manufacturers.

For more information on the benefits of TAP membership and terms of enrollment please contact:

R. Vijayaraghavan
Comit Systems, Inc.
(408) 988-2988 x 100