Andes Technology Joins EEMBC Board of Directors

Jan 20, 2010, 12:00 ET from Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. and HSIN-CHU, Taiwan, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Andes Technology, with its 16/32-bit AndeStar™ ISA and associated series of embedded processor core families, namely AndesCoreTM, to address the diversified application requirements of the embedded industry, is the consortium's newest member.

Andes Technology joins EEMBC as a member of the consortium's board of directors, with full voting rights on all major issues decided by the consortium, plus full access to all of the EEMBC® benchmarks.

"Andes Technology, with expertise in the areas of microprocessor design, system architecture, operating system, software toolchain development, and SoC VLSI implementation, will greatly benefit the evolution of EEMBC's benchmark suites, particularly those that are focused on mobile, networking, multimedia, and embedded systems in general," said EEMBC President Markus Levy. "We welcome Andes Technology to the consortium, and we look forward to having their participation in our active working groups."

"Andes Technology designs competitive CPU cores and associated software for personal, home, and office applications. EEMBC provides a way for customers to quickly see our strength," said Dr. Charlie Su, CTO and Vice President of R&D at Andes Technology. "We are pleased to join EEMBC and look forward to working with members to contribute our knowledge to enhance the benchmarks for performance, code size and power consumption, and for tomorrow's embedded workload."

Andes Technology Overview

Andes Technology Corporation was founded in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Based Industrial Park in the first half of 2005. Andes Technology devotes itself to developing a series of high-performance/low-power 32-bit processor cores, namely the AndesCore™, its associated SoC developing platforms, and the software infrastructure to serve the rapidly growing embedded system applications worldwide. For further information regarding Andes Technology, visit the company's Web site at


EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking, consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and network storage-related applications. With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Technology Center.

EEMBC members include Advanced Digital Chips, AMD, Analog Devices, Andes Technology, Applied Micro, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, Code Sourcery, Cypress Semiconductor, EEMBC, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, IAR Systems AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Infineon Technologies, Intel, LSI, LynuxWorks, Marvell Semiconductor, MediaTek, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, NEC Electronics, Netlogic Microsystems, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Open Kernel Labs, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas Technology, Samsung Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment, STMicroelectronics, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, VIA Technologies, VMware, and Wind River Systems.

EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium