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  1. Partners
  2. Silicon

Silicon programme

Unlock new opportunities with optimised secure open source solutions.

Canonical is a trusted partner for silicon vendors with open source solutions. Canonical infrastructure software solutions with custom silicon optimisations, security, maintenance, and support have helped silicon companies reduce cost, improve software performance, and create additional business opportunities across cloud and edge markets.

Become a partner

A selection of our Silicon partners

Benefits of the Silicon partner programme

  • Certified hardware and reliable long term support
  • Custom feature (SDK, toolkits) additions and optimisations
  • Scaling across silicon offerings
  • Security maintenance for 3rd party open source
  • Reference architecture and joint roadmap definition
  • Joint marketing and co-selling

Advance our joint solutions with performance optimisation, security and long-term support

Enhance the developer experience on your silicon by enabling one of the most popular operating systems for developers through enablement and certification programmes.

Optimised Ubuntu offering ensures custom silicon features and optimisations provide best performance for silicon users. Predictable release cycles and frequent stable release updates with CVE/critical fixes ensure that security is at the forefront always.

Enterprise-grade long term support and maintenance ensure that you get reliable and fast turn-around time for bug fixes.

Check out the joint solutions offered by Canonical and our silicon partners.

Reduce development friction and time to market

Ubuntu on workstations, servers, IoT devices, edge devices allows for seamless developer experience thus reducing cost and friction for application development and maintenance.

Pro-active pre GA (general availability) work on next-generation software and silicon hardware through optimised Ubuntu offering ensures silicon features reach both internal and external users in the fastest way possible. Strong Ubuntu community engagement ensures constant evolution of hardware and software features.

Explore how the joint solutions offered by Canonical and our silicon partners accelerate the customers' project.

Expand opportunities through joint marketing and co-selling with Canonical

Accelerate design wins by developing joint cost-effective solutions — Canonical SW portfolio on latest silicon reduces TCO for end customers. Joint marketing increases silicon reach across ever growing Ubuntu and other open source communities. Take advantage of a clear established route for partners (ODM, OEM, etc) to enable, certify, optimise, promote and sell silicon with Canonical SW. Expand into new domains by leveraging and enhancing projects that Canonical has already successfully delivered for its enterprise and cloud customers.

Read our stories and start the journey with Canonical now.

Endorsed by partners and customers

“In addition to solving the unique needs of our IoT customers on a free-to-use validated Linux, our collaboration with Canonical lets customers access enterprise support on a long-term supported release when they look to deploy their solutions.”

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John Healy
Vice President and General Manager of Customer and Ecosystem Enabling Division, Intel's Network and Edge Solutions Group

“Enterprises, data scientists and developers building AI solutions require integrated systems and software that easily support MLOps workflows. Organisations can now run NVIDIA AI on Ubuntu to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges with new products and systems that simplify operations, boost safety and improve communication.”

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Manuvir Das
Vice President of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA

“AMD has been on a journey to simplify embedded design while empowering developers with the capability of adaptive computing. Developers that are familiar with C++, Python, ROS 2, or their preferred machine-learning framework on Ubuntu should be able to access Xilinx benefits without traditional FPGA development easily, and this is what Canonical and AMD are advancing together.”

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Chetan Khona
Senior Director for Industrial, Vision, Healthcare and Sciences at AMD

“We are very pleased with our collaboration with Canonical and the expansion of our operating system offerings. This collaboration will enable us to satisfy even more customer requirements and deliver an integrated, pre-validated, and flexible open-computing gateway platform that allows fast solution development and deployment.”

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Miller Chang
Vice president of Advantech Embedded Computing Group

“By processing data closer to the end device, edge computing has the potential to minimise the amount of data that must be transported across our core network. However, we must avoid cancelling out these network cost savings due to additional operational complexity. The introduction of NVIDIA virtual GPU support in Ubuntu means that we not only can consistently and cost-effectively leverage the same monitoring and maintenance tools in core and edge deployments, we can also unlock differentiated services for our customers.”

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Paul Veitch
Senior Manager of Software Based Networks Research at BT