GOWIN Semiconductor Licenses Andes Technology RISC-V CPU Core For Its Arora® GW-2A FPGA Family Products


Andes Technology Provides GOWIN Standard RISC-V CPU ISA, 
Plus Enhanced Features for Performance, Reliability, Program Code Size and Power Consumption

HSINCHU, TAIWAN & GUANGZHOU, CHINA – October 01, 2018—Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based supplier of small gate count, low-power and high performance 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores, announces that GOWIN Semiconductor has licensed Andes Technology’s RISC-V CPU core for its Arora® GW-2A FPGA family of products. Besides the standard RISC-V ISA, the Andes Technology RISC-V CPU comes with additional features to improve performance, reliability, program code size and power consumption reduction.

“Adding the Andes RISC-V to our Arora Family of FPGA’s provides fast time to market for engineers wanting to implement a design using the RISC-V CPU,” said Scott Casper, Director of Sales for GOWIN’s Americas Region. “The CPU core can be implemented in a relatively small number of FPGA logic elements thus providing additional capacity for the engineer’s logic design.  Having Andes as a partner has enabled GOWIN to quickly supply customer demand for this popular CPU ISA.”

“We are thrilled that GOWIN has chosen the Andes RISC-V CPU core for their Arora® GW-2A FPGA Family products,” said Vivien Lin, Vice President of Sales Andes Technology USA Corp. “Demand for the Andes RISC-V CPU offering is growing and having GOWIN offering an FPGA version combined with the Andes RISC-V  Eclipse-based development environment provides designers a fast track to develop their offering.”

About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp.
Founded in 2014, GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation world-wide with their programmable solutions. GOWIN focuses on optimizing their products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. GOWIN’s commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. GOWIN’s offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. GOWIN strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide. For more information about GOWIN, please visit www.gowinsemi.com.

About Andes Technology Corporation
Andes Technology Corporation was founded in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan in 2005 to develop innovative high-performance/low-power 32/64-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, including the rising star RISC-V series with integrated development environment and associated software and hardware solutions for efficient SoC design. Up to the end of 2017, the cumulative amount of SoCs containing Andes’ CPU IP reaches 2.5 billion. To meet the 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 line includes entry-level, mid-range, high-end, extensible and security families to address the full range of embedded electronics products, especially for connected, smart and green applications. From 2017, Andes expanded its product line and provides a total solution of RISC-V, the RISC-V series as V5 families processors cores include 32/64-bit N25/NX25 for general purpose, N25F/NX25F for floating-point intensive applications and A25/AX25 for Linux-based applications. For more information about Andes Technology, please visit http://www.andestech.com/.