After 16 years effort starting from scratch, Andes Technology Corporation is now a leading embedded processor intellectual property supplier in the world. We devote ourselves in developing high-performance/low-power 32/64 bit processors and their associated SoC platforms to serve the rapidly growing embedded system applications worldwide.
As the features of electronic devices are becoming more and more versatile, customers demand new generations of SoC solutions for better scalability, flexibility, performance, cost and power saving. However, the diversity of emerging consumer market has driven sophisticated design requirement that incurs vital difficulty for traditional component providers to offer cost-effective solution in time.
The innovative configurable platform solution allows Andes’ customers to construct unique system architecture and hardware/software partitioning to gain best optimization in all aspects. With possession of technologies in the areas of processor, system architecture, operating system, software toolchains development, and SoC VLSI implementation, Andes can work closely with customers to shorten their time-to-market with quality design.
Andes instruction set architecture：AndeStar™ ISA
Andes embedded processors：AndesCore™ CPUs
Andes hardware developing platform：AndeShape™ Platform
Andes software developing platform and toolchains：AndeSight™ IDE
Andes software supporting system：AndeSoft™ SW Stacks
Looking into electronic system market with heavy competition, when you plan to build an embedded application system with 32/64-bit processor based SoC, you really shall choose Andes with its high-performance/low-power 32/64-bit processors and associated SoC developing platforms to help your team confidently deliver right product to win competition.
Andes Technology USA Corp., the headquarters of North America operations of Hsinchu, Taiwan-based Andes Technology Corporation, was established in 2015 as a California corporation coincident with Andes Technology Corp. becoming a Founding and Premier Member of RISC-V International. Recognizing that the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) could become a major new product line for the company, the U.S. operation was formed to be nearby early customer adopters of the new ISA. The U.S. subsidiary established an R&D lab shortly thereafter and began developing architectures for the high-end RISC-V processors
Emerson Hsiao, Chief Operating Officer heads the office, located in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose. In June 2018, the U.S. operation added its R&D facility in Portland, Oregon to attract engineers in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. To date, the U.S. operation continues to develop new high-end CPU processor architecture. Its most significant achievement is the development of the first RISC-V vector architecture based on the RISC-V International RVV specification. Developed in under a year the first RISC-V vector architecture was based on version V0.8 of the specification. The Andes engineering team rapidly productized this for a large OEM design win.
As technology advances, we live in a world that is rapidly changing and growing more connected. People of the global village are brought closer than ever before. While technology has many benefits, it can also lead to negative impacts such as global warming. As a responsible member of the global community, Andes Technology has been devoted itself to the development of energy efficient technology. We envision our high performance/low power processor cores adopted in the diverse embedded systems, offering resource-conserving and affordable technology solutions to every part of the world and making life better for everyone.
The future of computing is customized compute engines tailored to specific tasks. The Internet of Things, AI, AR/VR, and 5G are the applications driving this direction. Customized extensions are a major element of the modern RISC-V instruction set architecture. At its founding, Andes perfected the technology of quick and efficient design of custom extensions to its proprietary CPU. Shortly after joining RISC-V International as a founding member, we adapted the technology to rapidly launch a series of commercial grade RISC-V CPU cores. Our design innovation enables us to quickly adapt to the rapidly evolving demands of RISC-V customers. With this design know-how, Andes will continue to maintain its market and technology leadership in the RISC-V market and be your trusted processor IP partner.
Products and Solutions
Andes Technology is the provider of innovative embedded processors and SoC platform solutions. With our experiences and knowledge in SoC design, we are able to provide a complete infrastructure in which the software development tool chains, virtual SoC platforms, hardware development platforms, and Andes IP Cores are tightly coupled to help you developing your SoC and system solutions.
Andes joined the RISC-V Foundation as a Founding member of in 2016 and in 2020 became a Premier member of RISC-V International. With a complete product portfolio of RISC-V CPU IP, Andes is the industry’s reliable RISC-V core IP business partner. The company is a major tool-chain contributor (and maintainer) of the RISC-V ecosystem and Andes provides RISC-V cores that run Linux. Uniquely among RISC-V IP suppliers, Andes provides world’s leading customer-instruction extension capability IP and tool. With years of customers interaction, Andes is a leader in designing capability important to SoC designers.
Our technical service team is organized to provide our customers in depth knowledge, technical support and consulting service on Andes product lines. Technical support is regulated in an agreement signed with customers. The agreement may include standard support and maintenance program. The agreement may also incorporate training courses covering AndeStar™, AndesCore™, AndeSight™, AndeSoft™ and AndeShape™. The agreement can also include consulting service, including consultation on AndesCore™ selection and configuration, SoC architecture, FPGA and ASIC design flow and software porting, etc. Finally, the agreement can also comprise custom engineering service including AndesCore™ configuration verification, FPGA prototyping, SoC front end design and verification, and hardware and software IP design, etc.
Andes also provides a professional technical support mechanism, Andes e-Service. Andes e-Service system is designed with a user friendly interface that allows customers to communicate with Andes support engineers easily and track the issues efficiently. Customers can contact Andes sales and support engineers to create user accounts and log in to Andes e-Service system to report the support requests.