RISC-V International is at a pivotal point in its evolution. Through an open collaboration model, the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) continues to increasingly gain momentum and disrupt the semiconductor industry. The global community is vast with domain expertise, industry experience, and geography which drives unconstrained opportunity. All this leads to an invested and healthy ecosystem in the RISC-V community.

When you look at the technology adoption lifecycle, I see RISC-V in the adoption stage with a healthy split between the organizations that are testing and developing on RISC-V to the organizations that have adopted the technology and are offering it to their customers. This is what I mean by a “pivotal point” – we are more than on the radar and deep in design wins!

This is why I am so excited to join RISC-V International as the Director of Marketing. The opportunity to work with this dynamic community to drive adoption is proof to the market that RISC-V is indeed ready for prime-time and being used in production environments! It’s time to communicate far and wide about technology innovations across industries. This is a mission I eagerly embrace!

“Kim brings a wealth of industry expertise, deep experience across Marketing domains, and a background in driving success for open source communities,” said Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International. “We’re honored to have her on the RISC-V Leadership team and she’s already making a meaningful impact for our community.”

My background includes working with HPC legends, such as SGI and Cray, open source strongholds Dell and VMware, and foundations including Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Leading these marketing organizations was a challenge and a delight! It also shaped the person and marketer I am today as I bring this knowledge and experience to RISC-V International.

As Director of Marketing, I will work with the RISC-V community to learn, understand, define, and lead our programs to communicate, engage and grow. I look forward to meeting all of you, learning about your organizations and challenges, and working with you as we move to the next level of the RISC-V evolution!