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.
VMware, Inc. is a US software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion. Greene and Rosenblum, who are married, first met while at the University of California, Berkeley.