Sherpa Inc. was founded in 2009 and provides support and consulting services for real-time OS (VxWorks, μITRON, etc.) software development, for applications in industrial automation and other domains. Since 2011, Sherpa Inc. sells communication industrial Ethernet stacks originally from Softing Industrial Automation GmbH, Germany, which are ported and optimized for the μITRON real-time specification, widely used in Japan. As well, consulting and training services (including conformance testing) related to sales of industrial Ethernet stacks are also provided.