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New technologies evolve at an insane rate, and few companies producing electronics can keep pace with new trends, methods, materials, and approaches. Fortunately, businesses can now hire hardware design companies to develop new products or enhance the existing ones.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the hardware design firms worth your attention in 2022.

1. Antmicro

Number of employees: 25-100

Website: www.antmicro.com

Services: hardware design, product development, software & BSPs, edge AI, cloud.

Antmicro develops edge computing systems for a wide range of industries, including drones, robotics, transportation, industry, security, aerospace, defense, and laboratory measurements. The team is skilled in FPGA, Internet of Things, human-machine interfaces, heterogeneous CPU/GPU, and other fields. Moreover, the company uses a number of self-owned open-source development tools. They offer a range of services from R&D and software development to hardware design and prototyping. The company also conducts in-house research and development to remain competitive.

2. Integra Sources

Number of employees: 25-100

Website: www.integrasources.com

Services: custom hardware and software design, PCB and FPGA design, embedded hardware and power electronics development, Kernel and driver development, cloud application development, robotics.

Integra Sources has vast experience in developing electronic products for clients from all around the world. It offers turn-key hardware development from consultation phase to prototyping and can boast over 250 successful projects in various industries, such as consumer electronics, healthcare, entertainment, industrial automation, smart homes, telecommunication, robotics, and more, which reflects the team’s diverse skills. Another strong point of the firm, appreciated by many clients, is the fact that Integra Sources provides a support and maintenance period after the development process is over. According to Clutch, this is one of the world’s top IT companies that offers custom hardware and software design services. 

3. Mistral

Number of employees: 500-1,000

Website: www.mistralsolutions.com

Services: product design, hardware design, system engineering, software development, FPGA design, PCB design, production support, quality assurance.

Founded in 1997, Mistral has grown into a large hardware design company with over 500 employees. It offers a wide range of hardware development services, including industrial and rugged design, RF design, power supply design, as well as software development, with over 150 commercially deployed products in its portfolio. It’s worth noticing that the company also provides FCC/CE certification services. Additionally, Mistral is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology as an R&D center.

4. Softeq  

Number of employees: 250-500

Website: www.softeq.com

Services: hardware and software development, embedded systems design, maintenance and support, prototyping.

Softeq offers full-stack development, including hardware and software design. They successfully completed projects in such spheres as computer vision, transportation, healthcare, consumer electronics, media & entertainment, IoT, construction, industrial manufacturing, and more. Apart from working with small businesses, the company can boast collaborating with such giants as Lenovo, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and AMD to name a few.

5. Axonim  

Number of employees: 25-100

Website: www.axonim.com

Services: custom hardware development, software development, electronics rapid prototyping, embedded software design, and testing.

Axonim focuses on video processing software, industrial automation systems, creating hardware and software for drones, designing optical devices but has experience in other fields as well: telecommunication, consumer electronics, oil & gas. The company has worked with customers from both CIS and Europe (mostly the UK and Germany), as well as customers from the US. Among the firm’s partners, one can name Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, SANAT, and Intel.

6. eInfochips  

Number of employees: 1,000-5,000

Website: www.einfochips.com

Services: hardware design, embedded systems development, software development, design to manufacturing, design verification and validation, digital engineering.

With over 1,000 experienced employees, eInfochips specializes in a wide range of fields, including multimedia and digital solutions, IoT solutions, robotic process automation, machine learning, etc. The team has worked with market leaders, such as Microsoft, Samsung, Toshiba, and Siemens, and has completed over 500 projects for consumer electronics, home automation, aerospace, healthcare, and other industries. Impressive testing capabilities are another strong point of this firm.

7. A2E Technologies 

Number of employees: 25-100

Website: www.a2etechnologies.com

Services: hardware and FPGA design, RF and analog design, power supply design, software development, PCB layout, space electronics.

The team ofA2E Technologiescan both work on a portion of a project in collaboration with an engineering team from outside and develop turn-key solutions from scratch. Along with hardware design and software development, the company provides such services as research, prototyping, debugging, and low-volume manufacturing. Another strong point of the company is that they have a strong focus on project management and communication.

8. Promwad

Number of employees: 100-250

Website: www.promwad.com

Services: hardware and software development, FPGA programming, edge AI, cloud AI, advanced R&D, custom enclosure design, prototyping, PCB manufacturing and assembly.

With over 17 years on the market, Promwad specializes in digital TV and multimedia design, IoT devices, consumer electronics, automotive electronics, telecommunications, automation, and FPGA programming. The team has worked with industry leaders and niche companies alike and has over 350 successful projects in their portfolio. Among their partners, one can name such companies as Realtek, TI, and Analog Devices. Apart from hardware and software design services, the company also offers custom enclosure design, PCB manufacturing and assembly, and production launch assistance.

9. Neuronic Works 

Number of employees: 25-100

Website: www.neuronicworks.com

Services: hardware design, software and firmware development, industrial and mechanical design, FPGA design, prototyping, testing, qualification and certification.

Neuronic Works can help businesses develop innovative electronics from initial concept to a prototype, as well as help with certification and manufacturing. The company has in-house capabilities not only for product development but also for manufacturing. Another strong point of this firm is that the team has regulatory and certification experts to assist businesses with market access.

10. Blue Sparq 

Number of employees: 25-100

Website: www.bluesparq.com

Services: hardware design, software, firmware and GUI development, mechanical design, embedded systems consulting, manufacturing.

The company has experience in designing products for consumer electronics, healthcare, aerospace, and other industries. The team offers a number of services from software and firmware development to hardware design, manufacturing and box building. The firm has its own SMT assembly line, 3D printers, and other equipment required for prototyping. Blue Sparq’s manufacturing services conform to the ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 standards.