CISC Semiconductor has collaborated with various partners from universities and industries  to enforce it’s R&D activities and to strength the product and technology development. Partners of joint R&D projects, also funded by Public Authorities (PA’s), can be found in details about our International Projects.

  • More than 500 engineering projects worldwide
  • 5 customers among 1st 50 of “Fortune 500” companies
  • 4 customers out of the “11 chip companies over $1bn in 2017 capex ranking”
  • 200+ high tech companies form broad customer base
  • 2 customer of 1st 3 of “Automotive Top 100 global OEM parts suppliers”
  • More than 50 joint international R&D projects
  • More than 100 person years R&D investment

Partners from Universities and Industries


Since 2002, we have established a close R&D partnership with the Institute for Technical Informatics (ITI) from Graz University of Technology. Cooperation areas include HW/SW codesign, system simulation and design of embedded systems. Furthermore, we are working together in joint long term R&D projects. PhD thesis and diploma works in the area of common interest and supported by CISC complete this very fruitful and open-minded cooperation.



CISC is cooperating with the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in the area of Network and Communication Engineering and Communication Engineering. The main focus of the work in the department of Information Technology covers contact and contactless network technology. Additionally, there is mutual interest to expand the cooperation with practical semesters and to support diploma thesis in the field of our common interest.



The Department of Information Technology (ITEC) at the Klagenfurt University covers computer and communication technology related areas in the Informatics Departments of the Klagenfurt University. CISC is cooperating in knowledge sharing and supporting diploma thesis.

The Mobile Systems Group at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt works on networking aspects of future mobile and wireless systems. This includes the design of algorithms and protocols, contributions to networking theory, and modeling and simulation issues. The focus of current research is on networked systems of embedded, pervasive computers and 4G networks. Our teaching activities include graduate courses on mobile and wireless communications and networks, as well as undergraduate courses on the physical basics of information technology. Established in 2005, the group is lead by Prof. Christian Bettstetter.


CISC Semiconductor has established corporations with partners coming also from Industry. These partners give us additional value mainly in the area of design methodology and tools where we offer complementary tools as an add on to tools coming from our partners.



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austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining more than 27 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading customized and standard analog products. austriamicrosystems offers a wide range of wireless solutions. They are a leading provider of innovative single chip reader solutions for the new UHF RFID Gen2 standard as well as a high performance, low power UHF transmitter for wireless data transmission and low power LF wake-up receivers for operation between 19 and 150 kHz.



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National Instruments develops high-performance automated test and automated measurement systems to help engineering challenges now and into the future. The open, software-defined platform uses modular hardware and an expansive ecosystem to help turn powerful possibilities into real solutions. CISC Semiconductor develops applications and systems within the LabVIEW environment. The collaboration between National Instruments and CISC Semiconductor with CISC as Alliance Partner is not only based on software, but also on complementary hardware solutions.



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CISC Semiconductor is a member of The MathWorks Connections Program.

The MathWorks is the world’s leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB® and Simulink®, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries.

CISC Semiconductor utilizes the MATLAB® technical computing environment and the Simulink® simulation environment in its RFID Application and System Design Kit+Library, a simulation software solution for the design and evaluation of RFID systems and applications.