Andes Technology Corporation
TypePublic limited
TWSE: 6533
Founded(2005; 16 years ago (2005))
Area served
Key people
Tsai Ming-kai (Chairman)

Andes Technology Corporation is a Taiwanese supplier of 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores and a founding Premier member of RISC-V International Association. [1] It focuses on the embedded market and delivers CPU cores with integrated development environment and associated software and hardware for SoC development. [2][3] Andes is ranked the fifth IP company in the world. [4][5][6]  More than 5 billion units of SoC embedded with AndesCore have shipped (2019). [7] [8]


Andes was founded in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan in 2005[9]  and went public on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and began trading on 14 March 2017. [10]

In 2016, Andes joined RISC-V International Association and became the founding Premier member in 2020. [1] In 2017, Andes expanded its product lines by adding RISC-V processors based on AndeStar™ V5 architecture. [11]


Andes CPU cores are applied to applications including 5G, ADAS, AI/machine learning, AR/VR, audio, blockchain, Bluetooth, cloud computing, data centers, gaming, GPS, IoT, MCU, security, sensing, sensor fusion, SSD controllers, storage, touch screen and TDDI controllers, USB 3.0 storage, voice recognition, Wi-Fi, wireless charger and so on.[12][13]


Andes has more than 150 partners, including foundry (such as TSMC, UMC, GlobalFoundries), Electronic Design Automation (EDA),[14] IP, design service (such as Faraday and GUC), key component, development tool, medium & application software, operating software, academic & education, industry & affiliations members.[15]


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  2. ^ "Andes gets ready to take on ARM/Android".
  3. ^ Quested, Tony. "Asian power broker takes UltraSoc debugging technology". Business Weekly.
  4. ^ Merritt, Rick. "Taiwan's Andes brings processor cores to U.S." EE Times.
  5. ^ Lan, Korbin. "Andes Technology Eyes to Become the Top 4 Silicon IP Provider in Three Years". CTIMES.
  6. ^ Stuart, Conor. "IoT Could Boost Taiwan's Andes Tech to No. 4 Spot in Global Silicon IP Sector in 2016". IP Observer.
  7. ^ "晶心處理器架構的晶片 全球累計出貨突破50億顆". CTimes.
  8. ^ "Andes Technology Announces over 5 Billion Cumulative Shipments of SoCs Embedded with Its CPU IP since Company Inception".
  9. ^ "8 RISC-V Companies to Watch". Design News.
  10. ^ "MediaTek unit sees shares soar on main-board debut". Taipei Times.
  11. ^ Clarke, Peter. "RISC-V architecture, Andes processor cores offered on FDSOI". eeNews Embedded.
  12. ^ "Andes certifies Imperas models and simulator as reference for new Andes RISC-V Vectors Core with lead customers and partners". Electronic Engineering.
  13. ^ Clarke, Peter. "CEO interview: Andes' cores for IoT suit Europe". eeNews Europe.
  14. ^ Happich, Julien. "Andes partners with EDA tool vendors for more RISC-V SoC support". eeNews Europe.
  15. ^ "Partners". Andes Technology.