What grew out of a university research project is finally becoming real silicon. RISC-V is making inroads in development boards and some light applications in Internet of Things. The great hope for RISC-V in this regard looks to be Western Digital, manufacturers of storage. They’re going to put RISC-V in all their drives, and they’ve just released their own version of the core, the SweRV.
Last year, Western Digital made the amazing claim that they will transition their consumption of silicon over to RISC-V, putting one billion RISC-V cores per year into the marketplace.
To read more, please visit: https://hackaday.com/2019/02/13/western-digital-releases-their-risc-v-cores-to-the-world/.