Press Release

ASolid Adopts AndesCore™ N9 for its AS2726 eMMC Controller to Deliver Competitive Market Advantage

2016-12-20

Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based supplier of small gate count, low-power and high performance 32-bit embedded CPU cores, announced that ASolid Technology Co., Ltd., the leading NAND flash controller provider based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, has adopted the AndesCore™ N9 for its AS2726 eMMC chip. The Andes 32-bit CPU core enables the ASolid AS2726 eMMC chip to achieve a cost-effective and low power consumption flash controller solution, which allows ASolid a significant competitive advantage in the fast growing eMMC market.

“Our comprehensive solutions have enabled customers to realize enriched and stable performance enhancement in their products.” said Andy Yen, Senior Vice President of ASolid Technology. “For example, our AS2726 controller supports eMMC4.5, eMMC5.01 and eMMC5.1. Its high-performance asynchronous mode operation can reach up to 50MB/s and an even faster synchronous mode operation of 400MB/s. With its small footprint and low-power competitive advantage, the AS2726 provides an excellent product with high cost-performance value. During our engagement, Andes exceeded our expectation in product and service. The core provides savings on area, power and better performance compared to competitive CPU offerings performing the same operations. We achieved a technical advantage with Andes' 32-bit RISC CPU core.”

“Andes is honored to provide our N9 CPU core to ASoild and to be their partner,” said Frankwell Lin, President of Andes Technology Corporation. “The N9 delivers high performance in a small gate count and on a low power budget. Andes will constantly provide high-quality customer service and precise technical support to maximize benefits for our customers.”

About the eMMC Market
The eMMC is an ideal flash storage solution for today’s mobile devices such as smart phones, digital cameras, multi-media, wearable devices, and tablets. According to the Global Industry Analysts, “The global market for eMMC is expected to reach 2.1 billion units by 2020, driven by the rapid growth in mobile device sales and robust increase in data consumption on mobile devices.”

About the N9
The AndesCore N9 Family of CPU cores implement v3, the AndeStar™ patented 32-bit RISC-style CPU architecture. The designer can configure certain parameters to adjust the CPU’s size, power, and performance. For example, the N9 core can be configured with 16 or 32 general registers, two or three read ports on the register file, one or two write ports, a fast or a small multiplier, a 24-bit or 32-bit address space, and different bus (APB, AHB, AHB-Lite, AXI) interfaces to connect to the rest of the system.

About ASolid Technology Co., Ltd.
ASolid Technology Co., Ltd. is a NAND flash controller provider and the top leaders in the flash controller market. ASolid’s product lines cover a wide range of SD/microSD controller and USB flash drive controller solutions, combined with the latest Wear-Leveling Algorithm, ECC and Bad Block Management technologies. For more information about ASolid Technology, please visit http://www.asolid-tek.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-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