Critical Manufacturing is a spin-off company of Critical Software. It was founded in 2009 and is focused on providing automation and manufacturing software for high-tech industries, such as photovoltaics, electronics and semiconductors. It has offices in Portugal, Germany and China. The company flagship products are known to be cmNavigo, a next-generation manufacturing operations management system and cmFoundation, a framework for building enterprise distributed applications. cmNavigo uses technologies from Microsoft, providing an Internet application user experience.