Nice list... interesting Achronix is at the top of A-list. They have been in the news lately with their decision to use Intel's fab business.
The supply chain flow identified for Achronix's Speedster22i is all within the US locations end-to-end:
This may bode well for military and aerospace applications which require “on shore” silicon but is that volume big enough for sustaining Achronix? The supply chain solution has to change quickly to lower cost destinations if Achronix has to compete in the consumer products market.
Dr. MP Divakar
IMHO, e-con Systems Inc., is worth a mention in this article. e-con Systems is an embedded product development Services Company focused on end-end product development. With expertise in mobile processors such has XScale PXA270, PXA320, AU1250, i.MX, OMAP35x etc., e-con helps customers on development of products such as digital picture frames, point of sale terminals, hand-held single board computers etc., using its product engineering services. Besides this, e-con provides system integration services such as Windows Embedded CE or Linux BSP porting solutions and device driver development.
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