Silicon startup Stream Computing to join the RISC-V Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee to advance open source AI innovation
Zurich – Dec. 8, 2020 – RISC-V International, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), today announced Stream Computing has joined RISC-V International as a Premier Member. A Stream Computing executive will join the RISC-V Board of Directors and a company representative will also join the RISC-V Technical Steering Committee.
Founded in 2019, Stream Computing is a heterogeneous computing silicon startup. Stream Computing has developed a high performance, low power and compact Neural Processing Core (NPC) based on the RISC-V ISA. With Stream Computing’s customized hardware, open software and advanced AI algorithms, customers can quickly and easily deploy AI applications with machine vision, voice recognition and other cutting-edge technologies.
“The simple, modular architecture and extensibility of the RISC-V ISA made the design of our NPC possible. This design freedom enabled us to create an extremely powerful computing core for neural networks that is also super power-efficient, scalable and programmable,” said Mark Zhan at Stream Computing. “We look forward to collaborating with the RISC-V community to drive more open source AI innovation for commercial applications.”
“Over the past few years RISC-V has spurred the creation of a new wave of silicon startups, like Stream Computing, which are bringing to market exciting new products specifically designed to handle the latest computing workloads for AI and beyond,” said Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International. “The Stream Computing team will add valuable expertise to our Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee as we continue to drive progression on technical deliverables, grow the member community and deepen global engagement.”
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About RISC-V International
RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is a free and open ISA enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. Founded in 2015, the RISC-V International comprises nearly 1,000 members building the first open, collaborative community of software and hardware innovators powering a new era of processor innovation. Born in academia and research, RISC-V ISA delivers a new level of free, extensible software and hardware freedom on architecture, paving the way for the next 50 years of computing design and innovation.
The RISC-V International, a non-profit organization controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RISC-V ISA. Members of the RISC-V International have access to and participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related HW / SW ecosystem.
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