RISC-V Foundation Appoints Board of Directors


RISC-V Foundation appoints inaugural Board of Directors

Seven Directors Appointed to the Board

Berkeley, CA, June 9, 2016 – Today, the RISC-V Foundation is pleased to announce the Foundation’s inaugural Board of Directors.  Seven industry veterans with varied career experience within large multinational companies, smaller startup companies, non-profit organizations and academia have been appointed to serve on the RISC-V Foundation Board of Directors.

The inaugural set of Directors include: Krste Asanović as Chairman, Zvonimir Bandić, Charlie Hauck, David Patterson, Jothy Rosenberg, Frans Sijstermans and Ted Speers.

“The RISC-V Foundation is very pleased with having our initial Board of Directors in place”, said Rick O’Connor, Executive Director of the RISC-V Foundation.  “With close to 200 years of cumulative industry experience, our Directors will serve a key role in guiding the Foundation’s governance framework.”

The RISC-V Foundation slate of Directors will be formally introduced at the upcoming 4th RISC-V Workshop this July 12th – 13th hosted at MIT in Cambridge, MA.  Biographies for each Board member can be found on the RISC-V Foundation Board of Directors web page.

About the RISC-V Foundation

RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is a new instruction set architecture (ISA) that was originally designed to support computer architecture research and education and is now set to become a standard open architecture for industry implementations under the governance of the RISC-V Foundation. The RISC-V ISA was originally developed in the Computer Science Division of the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RISC-V ISA. Members of the RISC-V Foundation have access to and participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related HW / SW ecosystem.