Appian Technology, Inc,, formerly ZyMOS Corporation, was a semiconductor manufacturing company located in Sunnyvale, California. It mainly designed and produced VGA integrated circuits. ZyMOS was founded in 1978 and changed its name to Appian Technology Inc. on November 1, 1990. On 1987 ZyMOS introduced a POACH 82x3x multifunction peripheral series, a virtually first chipset for cloning IBM AT. Intel soon licensed this chipset to support Intel 80286 sales.
Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent of the Hitachi Group and forms part of the DKB Group of companies. Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems.