Embeetle and GigaDevice establish a partnership to provide an easy-to-use and complete solution that enables embedded developers to get started quickly with GigaDevice MCUs.

Leuven, Belgium—November 26, 2020—Embeetle, the supplier of a refreshing microcontroller IDE, and GigaDevice Semiconductor Inc., the popular Flash memory and MCU provider, announce that they have formed a partnership in order to deliver a powerful IDE for GigaDevice’s ARM and RISC-V based microcontrollers (MCUs).

Embeetle is a young Belgian startup company. It’s the brainchild of three engineers with a unique vision on IDEs for embedded software. Instead of reusing an existing general purpose IDE – such as Eclipse, Visual Studio or Netbeans – they designed an IDE from scratch for embedded software development. Embeetle IDE feels very different – but it’s surprisingly intuitive to use. “When it comes to the user interface, we take a ‘less-is-more’ approach,” says Johan Cockx, CEO of Embeetle. “Instead of adding as many features as possible, Embeetle provides only what you need for embedded programming, and makes those features intuitive.”

GigaDevice is a leading fabless company engaged in advanced memory technology and IC solutions. The company was founded in Silicon Valley in 2005 and currently produces a wide range of SPI NOR Flash, SPI NAND Flash, MCUs and Sensors for use in embedded, consumer, and mobile communications applications with more than 1 billion units shipped every year. In 2019, GigaDevice launched the world’s first RISC-V-based general-purpose 32-bit MCU products.

Embeetle supports both ARM and RISC-V based GigaDevice MCUs. The ARM and RISC-V technology and ecosystem are evolving rapidly, increasing the need for professional development tools. The collaboration between Embeetle and GigaDevice brings Embeetle’s unique IDE to users of GigaDevice’s ARM and RISC-V-based MCUs, balancing processing power with reduced power consumption and a rich peripheral set. The collaboration will enable tens of thousands of companies to create powerful, easy-to-use, complete solutions based on ARM and RISC-V.

“We are very excited about this collaboration with GigaDevice as it will bring support for their award-winning ARM and RISC-V 32-bit processor core to our microcontroller IDE,” says Kristof Mulier, Application engineer at Embeetle. “The combination of GigaDevice’s processor core and Embeetle IDE adds a complete and easy-to-use solution to the ARM and RISC-V community.”

"We’re pleased to announce the collaboration with Embeetle and have their IDE supported on both GD32 Arm and RISC-V MCU series,” says Eric Jin, Product Marketing Director, GigaDevice. “In GigaDevice, we believe in offering embedded developers options to select a development platform best suited for their needs. The simplicity of Embeetle IDE, combined with the board portfolio of GD32 family and eco-system, will optimize application development for developers with time-to-market in mind.”

Embeetle IDE supports already a set of GigaDevice GD32 MCUs. Learn more at:


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Embeetle Contacts

Johan Cockx, CEO, Embeetle Tel: +32(0)499 20 54 40

Email: johan@embeetle.com

Matic Kukovec, CTO, Embeetle Tel: +386(0)40 975 478

Email: matic@embeetle.com

Kristof Mulier, Application engineer, Embeetle Tel: +32(0)496 90 75 44

Email: kristof@embeetle.com

GigaDevice Semiconductor Contacts

Shaun Fong, Director of Marketing, GigaDevice Tel: +1-408-855-8336

Email: shaun.fong@gigadevice.com

About Embeetle

Embeetle provides a unique IDE for embedded development. The IDE differentiates itself from the competition by its “less-is-more” approach. Embeetle IDE is surprisingly simple to use without compromising on capabilities. The IDE doesn’t hide complexities – but makes them easier to handle. Development on Embeetle IDE started in 2018. Embeetle bv was incorporated on February 2020 in Belgium. Learn more at https://embeetle.com

About GigaDevice

GigaDevice Semiconductor (SSE stock number 603986), founded in Silicon Valley in 2005, is a global fabless semiconductor company engaged in advanced memory technology and IC solutions. GigaDevice provides a wide range of high-performance Flash Memory products. It is one of the companies that pioneered SPI NOR Flash Memory and have powered up more than 10 billion electronic devices in the world since 2010. The company is committed to the design and development of various high-speed and low-power memory, microcontroller and sensor products. For more information, please visit www.GigaDevice.com

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