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Variscite Celebrates Two Decades of Innovation and Leadership in the Embedded Market
[February 29, 2024]

Variscite Celebrates Two Decades of Innovation and Leadership in the Embedded Market

Variscite, a leading worldwide System on Module (SoM) designer, developer and manufacturer, memorialized 20 years of success in the embedded market with a retrospective highlighting its innovation and leadership since the company's launch.

Having first entered the embedded market in 2003 with specialized designs for a variety of industrial applications, Variscite has continued to innovate and be first-to-market in numerous embedded products. Variscite serves more than 7,000 customers in over 70 countries worldwide, delivering a wide portfolio that combines cost-optimization, high-performance, interface flexibility and advanced power management. The company's Arm®-based portfolio helps transform clients' visions into market-leading products.

Among the key milestones achieved in the past two decades are:

  • Entry into the embedded systems market (2003)
  • Release of the first Variscite SoM (2007)
  • Becoming a Texas Instruments "Proven Partner" (2008)
  • NXP adding Variscite to its "Proven Partner" list (2011)
  • DART SoM setting a new SoM small size benchmark (2012)
  • Migration to in-house manufacturing (2014)
  • Arrow Electronics becoming worldwide Variscite distributor (014)
  • Variscite receiving ISO 13485 medical certification (2015)
  • One-millionth Variscite SoM ships (2015)
  • Variscite becoming only NXP partner with early access to all i.MX8 families (2017)
  • Grand opening of a new internal 50,000 sq. ft. production site (2018)
  • Variscite opening branch in Germany (2019)
  • Variscite promoted to NXP "Platinum Partner" status (2020)
  • Release of first SoM with integrated AI/ML functionality (2020)
  • Launch of additional production lines to support growing demand (2021-2023)

"Since our founding, we have developed, produced and manufactured a powerful range of System on Modules that have continued to set the market benchmark in terms of speed and innovation," said Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales of Variscite. "The milestones we have achieved in this time are a testament to our team's dedication, commitment and leadership in providing the most advanced, high-quality modules to customers so that they can create cutting-edge embedded end products and applications. We look forward to continuing to innovate with new future-proof solutions for the next 20 years and beyond."

A video celebrating Variscite's 20 years of accomplishments and the substantial milestones reached is available for viewing on the company's YouTube channel at


Variscite is a worldwide leading System on Module designer and manufacturer, setting the bar for embedded solutions since 2003 with high-quality modules. The company provides the broadest ARM-based SoM portfolio in the embedded market with a wide range of configuration options that cover entry-level to high-performance solutions based on robust, leading SoC solutions like the NXP i.MX8, i.MX9 and i.MX6. Variscite's in-house production fully complies with the strict medical ISO13485 and ISO9001 standards. Along with the company's ongoing online documentation and personal support as well as the generous longevity, the company's customers are enjoying consistent, reliable products and services starting from the earliest development stages throughout the end-product lifecycle.

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