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Strategic Alliances

When you choose Kontron as your computing platform partner, you're choosing to partner with some of the best technology companies in the world.

  • Intel®

    Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. The Intel® Communications Alliance is a community of communications, embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies. Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.



    Make your embedded solutions smarter and better connected through scalable, interoperable solutions designed to accelerate the deployment of intelligent devices, systems of systems, and end-to-end analytics. Members of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance provide the hardware, software, firmware, tools, and systems integration that developers need to take a leading role in the rise of the Internet of Things.


  • AMD

    AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles, embedded applications and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. Embedded solutions from AMD give designers ample flexibility to design intelligent, interactive and immersive experiences with the flexibility to design scalable, low-cost and energy-conservative systems.


  • Real-Time Systems GmbH

    Real-Time Systems GmbH is a leading provider of real-time virtualization and operating system technology as well as engineering services and products for embedded and real-time systems. With an extensive knowledge in quality software design, Real-Time Systems GmbH provides a competitive advantage to their customers. The in-house teams of specialists collaborate with customers at any stage of their projects, helping them develop platform software (BSP), device drivers as well as application programming.


  • Microsoft

    As a Gold member of Microsoft's OEM System Building Program, Kontron works directly with Microsoft on new releases of MS operating systems. Testing these products on Kontron platforms in advance insures compatibility and maximizes performance.


  • Freescale Semiconductor

    Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500®, is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies.


  • WindRiver

    WindRiver provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial measurement and control (IMC), and aerospace/defense markets.



    SYSGO provides operating system technology, middleware, and software services for the real-time and embedded market. A differentiating capability of SYSGO is the SSV (Safe and Secure Virtualization) product PikeOS, a certified real-time operating system and hypervisor which is built upon a small, fast, safe and secure microkernel. It supports the co-existence of independent operating system personalities on a single platform, including ELinOS, SYSGO’s embedded Linux distribution. SYSGO supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification at the highest levels for safety- and security-critical applications. Markets include Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Railway, Medical, Industrial Automation, Smart Energy and Security. Customers include Airbus, Thales, Continental, Raytheon, Samsung, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, B. Braun, Miele and Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO, majority-owned by Thales, has facilities in Germany, France, The Czech Republic, UK and North America, and offers a global distribution and support network, including Europe and the Pacific Rim.


  • MontaVista Software Inc.

    MontaVista Software Inc., founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, delivers open-source software solutions for the worldwide embedded software market. MontaVista's principal offering is the Linux® operating system tailored for embedded software applications. The company's Subscription Plans also provide Linux support, porting and customization services to customers worldwide. MontaVista headquarters are in Sunnyvale, Calif., in the heart of the Silicon Valley.


  • Profimatics

    For many years Profimatics GmbH has been a reliable partner in the market segment of real-time software and embedded technology. Besides delivering real-time products, Profimatics GmbH is also specialized in training, consultancy, technical software development and realizing complete embedded hard and software projects. Our deep technical knowledge in combination with a large variety of embedded hardware products from top manufacturers always provide a perfect-fit real-time solution. Our experience ranges from low-level driver development to user interface design and usability testing. We can help you with your overall software strategy. Whether you require a device driver, browser-based web interface, or a multi-platform unified realtime system, our experience will help you to choose the strategy to get the job done right. We can design and implement your realtime software. Our experts have the right combination of embedded hardware and realtime software skills to help you get it done right the first time.


  • Enea Products & Services

    The Enea Accelerator Platform™ provides a comprehensive pre-integrated foundation enabling OEMs to deploy carrier-grade equipment more rapidly, reducing CAPEX and OPEX for service providers. Enea’s Element™ middleware provides a consistent, scalable, and highly available set of interfaces for telecommunications infrastructure and military networking equipment, providing advanced distributed communications and management functionality. Enea is leading the commercial off-the-shelf software revolution for converged network equipment. For 40 years, Enea has supplied software and services to telecom equipment providers from tier 1s to start ups including shipping in approximately half the worlds 3G mobile phones and base stations.


  • KW-Software

    KW-Software is the worldwide leading software manufacturer of IEC 61131 programming and runtime systems in the field of industrial control and automation technology. MULTIPROG is the hardware-independent IEC 61131 PLC programming system for creating control applications and the basis for more than 250 control systems. ProConOS is the very fast, realtime and multitasking-capable IEC 61131 PLC runtime system that is available for a great number of embedded platforms. It can also be used in different variants as Soft-PLC. KW-Software is the predominant provider of software for safety technology according to IEC 61508 up to SIL3. The safety-relevant software components are already certified completely manufacturer-independent and can thus be used immediately. KW-Software is intensely and successfully working with the latest technology. This way, we allow our customers to gain a competitive edge and a technological head start.


  • ACCES I/O Products, Inc.

    ACCES (Acquisition Control Communication Engineering/Systems) supplies an extensive range of analog input, analog output, digital, serial communication, and isolated I/O boards and solutions.


  • Boston Design Solutions, LLC

    Boston Design Solutions is an Integrated Design Team consisting of Board, FPGA, PCB, DFM, Software and Diagnostic Experts.


  • Wibu-Systems AG

    WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (WIBU®), a privately held company founded by Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative security technology leader in the global software licensing market. Wibu-Systems’ comprehensive and award winning solutions offer unique and internationally patented processes for protection, licensing and security of digital assets and know-how to software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers who distribute their applications through PC-, PLC, embedded-, mobile- and cloud-based models.


  • Wolf Industrial Systems, Inc.

    Wolf is a an engineering design partner with Kontron specializing in rapid engineering and development of ETX and COM-Express baseboards with access to a combined catalog of thousands of products, including: ETX, PCI, CompactPCI, VME, ATX, ITX, CardBus, PMC, miniature embedded processor modules, and AdvancedTCA architectures.


  • World Micro Components, Inc.

    We focus on helping Purchasing and Engineering Departments research, source, stock, procure, inventory, and manage their board level components and embedded computing products for their projects at every stage of the Product Life Cycle: Engineering Design, Prototype, Mass Production, and End-Of-Life Management.


  • Surf Communications Solutions

    SURF Communication Solutions®, develops SurfGeneration™, a suite of hardware and software products that enables and drives a wide variety of applications whose common goal is high-capacity distribution of voice and video. These applications are predominantly developed by media gateway, media server and IMS equipment manufacturers in the telecommunication infrastructure field. The SurfGeneration engine is available in a variety of integration levels, such as AdvancedMC, PTMC and PCI form factor resource boards or DSP chips, which are pre-integrated with leading AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA and cPCI carrier boards and blades. By utilizing the capabilities and flexibility of SurfGeneration, Surf’s customers can significantly reduce time–to–market while supporting market demands for true convergence of all media types: audio/voice, video, and data (fax/modem), over all networks: IP, mobile, wireline, and wireless – all on a single DSP. Surf Communication Solutions is a member of the Texas Instruments Third Party Program.


  • Adaptec

    Adaptec is a global leader in innovative storage solutions that move, manage and protect critical data. The company's products include host bus adapters and controllers that connect servers, workstations and desktops to storage devices; RAID controllers that boost performance and protect data stored on disk drives; and CD recording and data protection software for desktops.


  • ALT Software

    ALT Software is an embedded systems solutions provider whose offerings include device drivers and graphics system development kits. Specializing in embedded software that enables 3D/2D graphics, video, audio, and networking technologies, ALT offers General Purpose and DO-178B Level A graphics display drivers that support industry standard RTOSs as well as Windows and Linux in both PowerPC and X86 architectures. ALT Software also provides professional development of custom application and system level software including device drivers and BSP’s, custom hardware integration and quality assurance services to organizations across automotive, aerospace & amp; defense, avionics, consumer, industrial, and medical markets.


  • 3S-Smart Software Solutions

    3S-Smart Software Solutions develops and distributes CoDeSys the well-known IEC 61131-3 programming system. Today, CoDeSys is the widest-spread IEC 61131-3 development tool in Europe and has established itself as the satadard in controller and PLC programming. CoDeSys is a complete automation suite with object oriented programming, version profiles and controller networks. It contains integrated compilers for all important CPU families, an integrated visualization tool CoDeSys Visualization, an integrated motion control tool CoDeSys SoftMotion and an integrated product extension CoDeSys Safety. CoDeSys SP RTE is the CoDeSys real time SoftPLC under Windows.


  • Kuhnke Automation

    KUHNKE Automation develops and sells customer-specific mechatronic solutions to optimize automatic processes. Core competencies are control and positioning systems, pneumatic solutions and solenoids. Based upon broad technological expertise, KUHNKE creates world class solutions and products which enhance our customer's competitiveness and reduce costs significantly. Ventura, the modular control platform for automation solutions, is the central device for the integration of process control- and field-level. It features EtherCAT, PROFIBUS, CAN and AS-Interface as well as standard interfaces and is custom-designed for the industrial environment. The automation software Ventura Life supports computer simulations for machine and electronic design engineering. Thanks to (repeated) interpretation of the simulation results and subsequent model adaptations improved solutions for machine motion sequences can be developed. Ventura Life thus optimizes the overall design and reduces start-up times. The programming system is based upon CoDeSys in line with IEC 61131. In addition KUHNKE Automation offers Condition Monitoring Systems as well as engineering and maintenance services.


  • COM Express™

    The Computer-on-Modules – Industrial Group (COM-IG) is an independent association of companies and was build up of the ETX®-IG members to keep next generation Computer-on-Modules closer to the market.


  • Cavium Networks

    Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India.


  • ISG - Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH

    The ISG company was founded in 1987. Since then, ISG was able to present path-breaking developments concerning control technology in cooperation with a large number of various partners. The key to this success was the complete functional integration of Robot Control (RC), Numeric Control (NC) and Motion Control (MC) into a single control software. This approach together with its manufacturer-independent openness makes ISG the ideal partner for many well-known CNC solutions such as fast milling, turning and packaging machining and 5-axes wood working. In addition, the ISG software is used to provide high-dynamic control of kinematics, safety for the staff of textile machining, multi-axle grinding, control of transfer machines, process-based machining and control of robotic systems. ISG's integrated software library of complex motion-functions allows to program user applications via function blocks in a unified way by using single-axis functions along with other NC and RC functions - thus removing the burden of programming complex multi-dimensional functions from the application engineer.


  • LynuxWorks

    LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries.


  • QNX

    QNX Software Systems offers realtime OS technology, development tools, and professional services for mission-critical embedded systems. With over 25 years™ experience serving device manufacturers, QNX is singularly focused on enabling customer success through innovative technology. Our modular, standards-based software platform helps companies build the worlds most reliable, scalable, and high-performance applications.


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