Andes Technology Is the First RISC-V Vendor to Accomplish ISO 26262 Functional Safety ASIL D Development Process Certification with SGS-TÜV Saar

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The development and certification of embedded car safety systems will be facilitated by processors certified for functional safety in the Andes

HINCHU, TAIWAN, February 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today announced Andes Technology, a leading supplier of 32/64-bit low-power RISC-V 32/64-bit processor cores and a founding member of RISC-V International. it has been certified to meet the requirements of ISO 26262 standards for the development of automotive functional safety processor cores. SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH, as the functional safety certification body, independently assessed and stated that the systematic capabilities of Andes Technology reach the highest level of automotive integrity integrity certification (ASIL) D standards, including all applicable parts 2, 4, 5, 6. , 8 and 9 ISO 26262. According to official records, Andes is the first supplier of IP-processors RISC-V, which in December received process certificates for both hardware (ISO 26262-5) and software (ISO 26262- 6). 2020

ISO 26262 is a series of standards for mitigating the risks of potential hazards. As modern automotive electrical and electronic (E / E) systems become more sophisticated, developers in the automotive supply chain are required to provide customers with evidence that their products are considered in all aspects related to safety. Because ISO 26262 provides common ground for E / E companies around the world to achieve this goal by certifying ISO 26262, Andes demonstrates to the industry that it is committed to supporting automotive professionals in developing a line of safety-related products.

“Andes Technology is one of the best-in-class companies that SGS-TÜV Saar has ever certified to ISO 26262,” said Jack Kuo, Director of Communications and Products at SGS Taiwan. “Fundamental actions such as specification, design, implementation, integration, verification and validation are the basis of functional security. Even before ISO 26262 certification, the Andes already have a reliable quality system for these development processes. In addition, their experienced safety experts have made great efforts to adopt ISO 26262, which is a key element of the scientific and technological level of art in the automotive industry. Here are the keys to why we can complete our independent assessments and certifications on schedule, which is an extremely unusual experience for both of us. ”

“Andes Technology has been developing a series of reliable AndesCore processors for seventeen years that run on billions of chips. We have hundreds of licensees whose applications range from industrial MCUs to enterprise storage, 5G stations and data center infrastructure. ” said Dr. Charlie Soo, president and CTO of Andes Technology. “As electronic components in road vehicles grow rapidly in number and complexity, their safety, accessibility and reliability are critical to human well-being and an environmentally friendly environment. The trend is a great opportunity and responsibility for us, and we take it very seriously. Instead of selectively choosing partial standard provisions and being willing to make independent claims, Andes decides to work with industry leader SGS-TÜV Saar to ensure that our development process fully complies with all applicable ISO 26262 functional safety standards. This demonstrates our commitment to strict and complex in the automotive electrical and electronic supply chain ”.

“SGS-TÜV Saar is accredited by the established German accreditation body DAkkS for the certification services it provides. We conducted numerous thorough reviews and found that Andes Technology has mastered and complied with the requirements for systematic functional safety developments. Management processes provide adequate containment and balance; it is clear to us that they comply with the ISO 26262 series of standards and meet the criteria for ASIL D ”. said Wolfgang Ruff, functional safety manager of Semiconductors at SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH. “We congratulate Andes Technology and welcome Andes to introduce its RISC-V IP CPU series to the automotive industry upon completion of its evaluation and certification.”

Andes Technology’s first IP functional security is under development and has been licensed by several customers in an early access program to develop an on-board automotive system (SoCs) for a variety of in-car applications. It is expected that this functional security solution will be available for general licensing by the end of the first quarter of this year.

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Seventeen years in business and the premier founding member of RISC-V International, the Andes (TWSE: 6533; SIN: US03420C2089; ISIN: US03420C1099), is a leading provider of high-performance and low-power 32/64-bit embedded IP processor solutions, and the driving force in making RISC-V mainstream. The fifth-generation AndeStar ™ architecture adopted RISC-V as the basis. Its RISC-V V5 family of processors ranges from small 32-bit cores to advanced 64-bit cores with DSP, FPU, Vector, Linux, superscalar and / or multi-core capabilities. The annual volume of SoCs built into the Andes has exceeded 3 billion since 2021 and continues to grow. The total volume of SoC Andes-Embedded ™ by the end of 2021 reached 10 billion. For more information, please visit

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