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RISC-V E-Newsletter Summer 2018

By June 7, 2018October 1st, 2020No Comments

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Ecosystem Momentum

Since the last newsletter we’ve continued to see considerable growth of the RISC-V ecosystem. We’ve welcomed 15 new members, increasing our membership to 150 organizations, individuals, academics and universities from 25 countries around the world.
In February the Foundation exhibited at Embedded World in Germany with members Antmicro, GreenWaves Technologies, Imperas, Syntacore, UltraSoC and VectorBlox. During the show the booth was packed with attendees buzzing about the exciting announcements, solutions and demos from member companies. We also hosted a RISC-V Class featuring 10 sessions from member companies, universities and the Foundation. Read more about our activities at Embedded World here.
In May the RISC-V ecosystem gathered for the RISC-V Workshop in Barcelona, which was our largest Workshop held outside of Silicon Valley with over 325 attendees. We would like to share a special thanks to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) for co-hosting the Workshop, and to NXP and Western Digital for co-sponsoring the successful event. Check out the proceedings from the Workshop here.
The Foundation will be exhibiting next at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco with member companies Imperas, Microsemi, SiFive, Syntacore, UltraSoC and Western Digital. On June 24 attend the RISC-V Ecosystem – Reshaping The CPU Landscape workshop to watch sessions from the RISC-V Foundation, NXP and SiFive. From June 25 – 27 our booth will feature a variety of talks from member companies so make sure to stop by. We’ll also be hosting an in-booth scavenger hunt for attendees to win prizes. Finally, the Foundation will be participating in the panel Core Choices: How To Navigate The Brave New World Of IP on June 26. We hope to see you there!
This summer don’t miss out on the next RISC-V events: the RISC-V Day in Shanghai on June 30 and the RISC-V Workshop in Chennai July 18-19. These events will showcase the momentum of the RISC-V ecosystem in APAC, in addition to the ecosystem’s global reach. Register for the events today to secure your spot.
And a big congratulations to David Patterson, vice chair of the RISC-V Foundation Board of Directors, and John Hennessy for winning the prestigious 2017 ACM Turing Award for their work on RISC architecture. David and John will receive the award at ACM’s annual awards banquet on Saturday, June 23 in San Francisco.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the Foundation and the RISC-V ecosystem. We can’t wait for what’s in store for the rest of 2018.

Upcoming Events

Design Automation Conference (DAC) at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. The Foundation will be exhibiting from from June 24 – 27.
RISC-V Day in Shanghai at Fudan University in Shanghai on June 30.
RISC-V Workshop in Chennai at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) in Chennai, India from July 18 – 19.
RISC-V Day in Tokyo at Keio University in Tokyo on Oct. 18.
Electronic Design Connect (EDC) at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston from Oct. 2 – 4. The Foundation and member companies will be participating in a panel; stay tuned for more details!
RISC-V Summit in Santa Clara at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. from Dec. 3 – 5.
Visit out our events page to stay up-to-date with RISC-V events.

Ecosystem News

May 2018: 
Andes Technology XtremeEDA: Andes Technology Corporation and XtremeEDA Corporation Cooperate to Develop Joint Design Wins on Emerging RISC-V Designs
Antmicro: Renode Website Launch and 64-bit Linux-Enabled RISC-V Support Announced in Barcelona
Antmicro: Antmicro Reveals Partnership With Thales on the Disruptive RISC-V Open ISA
Design News: HiFive-Unleashed Expansion Board Opens Door for RISC-V PCs
Dolphin Integration: Dolphin Integration Joins the RISC-V Foundation
Electronics Weekly: Esperanto Licenses NetSpeed AI IP
Embedded Computing Design: Develop Your Linux Apps on This RISC-V Board
Embedded Computing Design: Impressions from the Recent RISC-V Workshop in Barcelona
Express Logic: Express Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform® Brings Industrial-Grade IoT Device Connectivity to the AndesCore™ N25 and NX25 RISC-V Processors
Imperas: Imperas and Andes Extend Partnership, Delivering Models and Virtual Platforms for Andes RISC-V Cores with New AndeStar V5m Extensions
Recode: Full Transcript: Dave Patterson and John Hennessy on Recode Decode
SiFive: SiFive Announces Investment from Intel Capital
SiFive: SiFive Challenge Calls for RISC-V Hardware Innovations
SiFive: Brite Semiconductor Joins SiFive’s DesignShare Program
TechNode: Core Technology and Startups: What Can We Expect in the Post-ZTE Era?
The Register: Boffins Build Smallest Drone to Fly Itself With AI
UltraSoC: RISC-V: Are We There Yet…?
Western Digital: Top Five from RISC-V
Check out more coverage from the RISC-V Workshop in Barcelona here.
April 2018: 
Antmicro: RISC-V Founding Member Antmicro Turns Platinum to Bring a Software-Driven Perspective
Computerworld: Data61 Ports seL4 Microkernel to RISC-V Architecture
CSIRO: Australian Innovation to Enhance Security of Billions of Connected Devices
Dover Microsystems: Dover Microsystems Brings Secure Silicon IP to SiFive’s DesignShare
eeNews Europe: Codasip Wins RISC-V Business in Motor Control ICs
EE Times: Rambus Taps RISC-V for Root of Trust
Embedded Computing Design: Low-Power Play: GAP8 Weds Multicore RISC-V with Machine Learning
Electronics Weekly: Esperanto to Use UltraSoC Analytics
Microsemi: Microsemi’s Mi-V Ecosystem Continues to Expand as New Member Antmicro Joins to Develop Mi-V RISC-V Processor Subsystems for PolarFire FPGAs
Rambus: Rambus Launches CryptoManager RISC-V Root of Trust Programmable Secure Processing Core
TechCrunch: SiFive Gets $50.6M to Help Companies Get Their Custom Chip Designs Out the Door
UltraSoC: UltraSoC Selected by Andes for RISC-V Development With Trace and Debug
WIRED: Using Open Source Designs to Create More Specialized Chips 
March 2018: 
CNET: RISC Reward: Turing Award Goes to Computer Chip Inventors
Fish Fry Podcast: RISC-V and the New Frontier of Microprocessors
Future Electronics: Microsemi: Future RISC V Creative Board Unboxing
QuickLogic: QuickLogic Joins RISC-V Foundation
Semiconductor Engineering: Heterogeneous Hubbub
The New York Times: Computer Chip Visionaries Win Turing Award
Check out the announcements and coverage from Embedded World here.

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