SOURCE: Andes Technology Corporation

Andes Technology Corporation

March 29, 2016 11:00 ET

Andes Technology Corporation Reaches 1.4 Billion Cumulative Shipments of AndesCores™ Through Over 100 Customers Worldwide

Over 390 Million SoCs With AndesCores Shipped in 2015, Double the Reported 2014 Shipments; While AndeSight™ Eclipse-Based IDE Reached 10,000 Installations Globally

HSINCHU, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based supplier of small, low-power, high performance 32-bit embedded CPU cores, today announced that its customer base of 100 licensees have now shipped over 1.4 billion SoCs containing AndesCore 32-bit CPUs. Last year the company recorded over 390 million SoCs shipments with AndesCore 32-bit CPUs, an amount double the total reported by the 2014 Linley Group Report "A Guide to CPU Cores and Processor IP."

In addition, the company's AndeSight Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) continues widespread adoption, reaching 10,000 installations globally at the start of 2016.

"Ongoing adoption of the AndesCore architecture continues to rise and we expect the 2016 shipments to go well beyond the 390 million shipments in 2015," stated Andes Technology Corporation President, Frankwell Jyh-Ming Lin. "By leveraging the AndesCore architecture's high performance, low-power, and small size, our licensees are developing unique applications in brushless DC motors, touch panel displays, automotive back-up cameras and many more. The architecture is ideally suited for the increasing number of designs targeting the Internet of Things."

"As a result of the increased shipment volume of chips containing AndesCore CPUs, the AndeSight™ software integrated development environment (IDE) has seen steady shipment growth reaching a cumulative 10,000 seats at the end of 2015," stated Charlie Su, Ph.D. Andes Technology Corporation CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D. "The AndeSight IDE implements a high efficiency compiler that allows compiled code to deliver best-in-class performance and compactness. Besides program development, code upgrading, and debugging, AndeSight also provides numerous advanced features. These include code coverage analysis, function profiling, performance meter, and a simple interface for customers to hook up their SoC-dependent GUI. AndeSight serves both IC design houses and system companies, enabling the former faster time to market and allowing the latter to facilitate their market development."

About AndesCore™

AndesCore comprises a series of high performance 32-bit CPU core families targeting different emerging embedded applications markets. The small gate count and highly power-efficient 2- and 3-stage N705 and N801 families are replacing 8-bit/16-bit microcomputer in consumer applications. The N705 and N801 families deliver better power efficiency (DMIPS/mW) than competing 32-bit processors. Security extensions of AndeStar™ architecture in the AndesCore™ S801 secure processor core family provides code and data protection from physical attacks and malicious debugging. This makes the S801 family ideal for secure cards, IoT, and device authentication applications.

Andes E801 family targets Internet of Things (IoT) applications with the unique Andes Custom Extension™ (ACE). The ACE environment enables designers to specify the architectural element that makes the core ideal for IoT applications. With Andes' Custom-OPtimized Instruction deveLOpment Tools (COPILOT™), designers can create custom instructions that differentiate their design from competitive offerings based on standard instruction set processors. By adding special instructions, not easily discoverable by hackers, ACE also provides stronger security to a design.

About Andes

Andes Technology Corporation was founded in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan in 2005 to develop innovative high-performance/low-power 32-bit processor cores and associated development environment to serve worldwide rapidly growing embedded system applications. The company delivers the best super low power CPU cores with integrated development environment and associated software and hardware solutions for efficient SoC design. 

To meet demanding requirements of today's electronic devices, Andes Technology delivers configurable software/hardware IP and scalable platforms to respond to customers' needs for quality products and faster time-to-market. Andes Technology's comprehensive CPU includes entry-level, mid-range, high-end, extensible and security families to address full range of embedded electronics products, especially for connected, smart and green applications.

For more information about Andes Technology, please visit http://www.andestech.com/.

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