Igalia is a highly-specialized company developing innovative open source solutions for a large set of software and hardware platforms.
Our work includes maintenance, optimization, porting, and implementation of new features and standards.
We have the most WebKit, Chromium/Blink and Firefox expertise found in the consultancy business. Our teams include reviewers, committers and API owners.
Igalia has years of experience developing and optimizing key components of the graphical pipeline, such as OpenGL Vulkan drivers, core UI toolkits and libraries and client-side web technologies.
We are also contributors to the LLVM compiler infrastructure project and other standard dynamic runtimes like Python, Ruby or Guile Scheme.
For example, we develop and maintain GStreamer VAAPI and many other official elements in GStreamer. Additionally, we develop and maintain WebKit's GStreamer based multimedia backend.
We have been developing, integrating, adapting and writing different kinds of drivers, from graphics to networking and storage.
With over 20 years in combined experience in accessibility and diverse backgrounds ranging from computer science to special education, our engineers deliver truly integrated solutions.
Our engineers write, maintain and port drivers and provide consultancy and solutions for your Linux-based hardware products.
Our engineers write, maintain and port drivers and provide solutions and development services using the QEMU KVM hypervisor as well as the CEPH storage system.
Headquartered in Spain, Igalia has become a global company, with customers all over the world. Our team spans timezones and cultures, with employees based in Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas.
Continuing to fulfill its founding vision, Igalia is a worker owned cooperative, maintaining a constant and increasingly important presence in many upstream projects such as WebKit, Chromium, Mesa 3D, GStreamer and Servo, to name just a few.
Our experiment, Open Prioritization, offered six possible implementation targets and collected funding from over 70 sources for implementation of in WebKit. Work was completed and delivered in Safari Technology Preview.
Igalia also showed off a new experimental Android build of our official WebKit port for embedded devices, WPE for Android build with WebXR support (added by Igalia), running Firefox Reality.
Igalia helped to develop a Canary build of the popular Epiphany (GNOME Web) browser.
As independent contributors to MDN, as well as users, we realize the importance of documentation of the commons. In 2020, Igalia joined the MDN Product Advisory Board to try to help steward this important resource.
As a unique company working on diverse and important open source projects, including all of the major browser engines, we have a lot of thoughts and insights to share. In 2020 we launched the Igalia Chats podcast, available on every major podcasting platform.
Partnering with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Igalia develops a new open source v3dv Vulkan driver for the Raspberry PI 4. It becomes an official Mesa driver and achieves Vulkan 1.0 conformance with the Khronos Group, passing over 100,000 tests in the official Conformance Test Suite (CTS).
Igalia is the #2 contributor to both WebKit and Chromium Projects, as well as in the top 10 contributors in Firefox/Gecko for 3 consecutive years. In 2020 we contributed over 15% of all commits to WebKit.
Working with the MathML Community and Chromium engineers, Igalia works to create a proposal to align MathML with the rest of the platform and answer outstanding questions raised along the way. As part of this, Igalia provides a prototype downstream for testing implementation and informing discussions.
Thanks to our significant contributions, the CSS Working Group nominates an Igalian as a co-editor of the CSS Grid specification.
2019 marks 10 years in Igalia's current headquarters.
This was the year Igalia announced the first official release of WPE WebKit, which we had been developing for some time. It is the official port of WebKit for embedded systems and today powers hundreds of millions of devices from cable boxes to cooking machines.
In 2018 Igalia also celebrated a decade of collaboration with NGOs, contributing 0.7% of our revenue to NGOs chosen by Igalians.
Our long work in implementing CSS Grid Layout, funded by Bloomberg Tech, is released in stable Chrome and Safari releases. Mozilla also releases their Grid implementation, marking one of the most highly anticipated, closely coordinated and significant additions to the web platform ever.
Igalia announces the development of WPE.
In 2012, Galicia, home to Igalia's headquarters hosts Guadec (the GNOME community’s largest conference) and Libre Software World Conference. Igalia played a relevant role in both conferences.
That same year we also began expanding our interests in several projects, notably: GStreamer, chromium and v8. Chromium and V8 had already begun in a port of WebKit itself, and as such, Igalia has been contributing since its very beginnings would become an important contributor.
By 2008, Igalia's work with GNOME and mobile platforms led to new discussions and new interests in WebKit related projects and ports. This marks an important turning point for Igalia, where we would begin to figure out how to apply the same principles and model that we had been developing to web browsers.
Several early mobile platforms were developed using GNOME technology. Igalia quickly joined the Maemo platform, and later Moblin, MeeGo and Tizen. We became important contributors to key projects including Linux, GNOME itself, Freedesktop.org, QT and WebKit.
This work helped Igalia receive a prize recognizing it as the most innovative company in Galicia, the region in Spain in which Igalia is located.
By 2002, Igalia had become interested in finding ways to fund R&D efforts related to the GNOME project and hopefully contribute to the project itself. In many ways, this is the beginning of the practical roots of our interest and model for improving the open source and free software ecosystems.