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Andes Technology and INVECAS Enter Into a High Value Collaboration to Win Designs for GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDSOI and 14LPP Processes

Andes Supplies IoT-Tailored CPU Cores; INVECAS Provides Design Services and IP Customization on GLOBALFOUNDRIES Processes.

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – October 20, 2015) – Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based supplier of small, low-power, high performance 32-bit embedded CPU cores, and INVECAS, a provider of leading edge IP solutions, Design Services and ASIC Realization capabilities today announced a high value collaboration. Andes and INVECAS will develop platforms on GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ advanced process nodes enabling customers to reduce their risk and time to market.

“We are excited to be working with Andes to port their high-performance 32-bit processor cores to GLOBALFOUNDRIES leading edge FDSOI and finFET process nodes,” said Dasarahda R. Gude, Chairman and CEO at INVECAS. “Small to Medium sized fabless companies who often lack the capabilities to design on foundries advanced process technologies can now realize their products by partnering with INVECAS. With Andes CPU IP we can provide customers with complete solutions optimized for power, performance and area. The engagement provides a win-win opportunity for all involved.”

“Andes is extremely pleased to be working with INVECAS to bring up our power-efficient CPU cores on the latest 22FDSOI and 14LPP process nodes,” said Frankwell Lin, president of Andes Technology. “Andes’ wide range of CPU cores, all developed less than 10 years ago are architected around optimizing performance at low power to serve the needs of the fast-growing IoT and network infrastructure markets.”

IoT and Cloud Market Opportunity

With the growth and evolution of the wireless and wired networks thanks to the rapid deployment of Internet of Things and the advent of the Cloud redefining the architecture and definition of the data center, new chip designs are moving to leading edge process nodes to achieve years of battery life for IoT devices and power-efficient performance to deal with the rapid growth in data transmitted and stored, especially images, video, and audio. This market evolution is redefining the requirements of computing devices at the edge in the networks and server and storage farms in the cloud. Andes CPU cores were architected to serve these new requirements and have been gaining rapid market acceptance in Asia. With an extensive family of optimized IP on GLOBALFOUNDRIES leading edge processes and a full array of design services capabilities, INVECAS provides unique solutions to designers creating silicon for these emerging applications.


INVECAS was founded by semiconductor industry visionaries to address the unique challenges encountered in deep sub-micron technologies. INVECAS brings together the High Speed Analog IP, Foundation IP, ASIC design and Embedded Software expertise under one roof to provide complete ASIC solutions for emerging Compute, Communication, Mobile and Embedded markets. INVECAS is also investing in developing in-house advanced CAD flows and design methodologies for Analog and Digital with leading EDA tool vendors to optimize Power, Performance and Area goals of the respective market segments. INVECAS delivers its ASIC solutions through offices in Santa Clara, CA and Burlington, VT in USA and Hyderabad, Bengaluru in India. INVECAS has forged Foundry partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to bring world class manufacturing support for its customers worldwide. For more information, visit

About Andes Technology

Andes Technology Corporation is a leader in developing high-performance/low-power 32-bit processors and its associated SoC platforms to serve the rapidly growing embedded system applications worldwide. The company’s broad and deep technical expertise in microprocessor, system architecture, operating system, software tool chain development, and SoC VLSI implementation enables designers to shorten their time-to-market with quality designs. In addition, Andes’ innovative configurable platform solution allows design teams to construct unique system architecture and hardware/software partitioning to achieve the optimal SoC. For more information about Andes, please visit