Second to None



FirstPass Engineering epitomizes the ability to adapt and flexibly create Solutions that are tightly aligned to the needs and requirements of any project. This involves customizing design flows and selecting the best methodologies for your unique needs. FirstPass is expert in the use of EDA design and verification tools, as well as synthesis and physical layout methods.



FirstPass has flexible engagement models that fit every development need, business model, and budget.

Business Engagement Models

  • Turn-key designs
  • Block level design
  • Independent (adversarial) design/verification
  • Supplement your team with needed expertise
  • Consultation including methodology, reviews, etc.
  • No job too big, no job too small

Business Terms

  • Time and materials (hourly contracts)
  • Firm-fixed price contracts
  • Deferred payment terms (royalty/licensing-based)
  • Need something else? Let’s talk.

Seamless Integration

Based on our years of experience in subcontract engineering services, we have developed the ability to plug seamlessly into our customer’s organizations. We are able to ramp up quickly, and contribute to our customer’s development team with a minimal amount of distraction.





FirstPass provides customers with high quality engineering design services and products that are developed using state of the art technologies and processes. Our development environment cultivates continuous improvement, which allows the delivery of defect free products and services.

FirstPass has passed multiple ISO-based quality audits by some of our most demanding customers, including Atmel, Northrop Grumman and Honeywell.

Database Management

Successful product development requires solid configuration management that incorporates revision control and problem reporting capabilities. FirstPass can integrate into existing customer systems or use trusted internal solutions.

Revision control

  • Subversion is FirstPass in-house tool
  • Experienced with Perforce, RCS, CVS, SourceSafe, others
  • Local or remote repositories
  • Various customer specific CM tools

Problem tracking

  • Jira
  • Bugzilla

Database Security

FirstPass maintains high standards for protecting customer information. Non-disclosure agreements are established with every customer, while visibility and access to project information from within FirstPass is managed on a ‘need to know’ basis.

ITAR compliant facility

  • Controlled data access
  • All personnel are US citizens or permanent residents
  • Developed within United States facilities

Standard security practices apply to all customers

  • Access to data restricted to those with a ‘need to know’
  • Fully encrypted transfer of customer data

Data transfer

  • FirstPass Secure ftp
  • Encrypted file transfers
  • Separate directories, per project
  • Selective access and visibility
  • Data encryption (PGP/GPG, OpenSSL, others)
  • Encrypted email
  • Secure hardware to completely segregate data