I've been watching the various FPGA startup companies and a couple have pro duct available through mainstream distributors. The one I like the most is Gowin because of the easy to use packages they offer, 100QFP, 88QFN, etc. I'm working on a ventilator project and have specified a Gowin part for th at for many of the same reasons that I would use it myself.
Now a customer has asked me about respinning a board that is currently usin g an AKM part that was being made in the factory that burned down. The FPG A on that board is EOL and starting to get expensive, so along with the AKM part, the FPGA will be replaced. Gowin is looking pretty good. I've been watching them for some time which is why they were on my list for the vent ilator project.
I'm wondering though, how can I determine how financially stable they are? I don't see where they are traded on the markets. So I have to figure the y are still in VC startup mode. They did announce a year ago having reache d 10 million parts shipped. That's not huge, but it seems well on the way to being a real FPGA company.