Forbes Article: Western Digital Gives A Billion Unit Boost To Open Source RISC-V CPU

Many (likely most) of you have not heard of RISC-V. It’s a new instruction set intellectual property  (IP) that is open sourced and offers an alternative to licensed IP from Arm and MIPS. As instruction sets go, RISC-V is relatively new, having just exited the University of California, Berkeley and entered the market in 2014 and is now managed by the RISC-V Foundation. But in those last 3 years, the instruction set has gained momentum largely due to its simplicity of design and business model. Its timing could not have been better.

To read more, please visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tiriasresearch/2017/12/06/western-digital-gives-a-billion-unit-boost-to-open-source-risc-v-cpu/#c947b3c2266e

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