Intel And AMD’s Biggest Cloud Threat May Be An Open X86 Instruction Set | Paul Teich, Forbes

Well over 90% of cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) instance types are based on Intel Xeon processors. Will AMD EPYC processors take significant cloud market share from Intel, or will some other server processor give both AMD and Intel substantial competition in the cloud?article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulteich/2019/10/15/intel-and-amds-biggest-cloud-threat-may-be-open-x86/#156c51424139

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Samsung To Fabricate RISC-V Chip With 14LPP In Partnership With SemiFive | Ramish Zafar, Wccftech

Earlier this month, a single report from China claimed that Samsung will make a big change on its next Exynos processor, tentatively dubbed as the Exynos 9830. The report claimed that the Korean tech giant will not customize ARM’s Cortex A77 designs for the SoC. Instead, Samsung will use four Cortex A77 and four Cortex A55 cores, unlike its predecessor.Now we’ve got another report, this time from South Korea, that suggests a new development at Samsung’s…

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Samsung Supports The RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture: The First OEM chip | cnBeta

According to the news of the director of SemiFive, Cho Myung-hyun, the chip uses the Samsung 14nm LPP process.At present, TSMC, the main rival of the Samsung wafer fab, has already introduced the RISC-V foundry business. The addition of the two companies will enrich the RISC-V ecosystem while developing more fabless-free design company customers.It is reported that SemiFive is a subsidiary of RISC-V giant SiFive in Korea, which has received…

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RISC-V: Fraunhofer IMS Introduces Microcontroller Core | All-Electronics.de

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS have developed a powerful microcontroller core based on the free RISC-V instruction set architecture and its addition of hardware acceleration for AI application. According to the company, the institute, together with the Alf-ES-Framework for Embedded AI, has enabled a system for the use of artificial intelligence on sensor- or actuator-related embedded systems.article (in German): https://www.all-electronics.de/risc-v-fraunhofer-ims-stellt-mikrocontroller-kern-vor/

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SiFive Continues To Foster RISC-V In The Middle East With Tech Symposiums | Swamy Irrinki, Semi Wiki

SiFive is continuing its tour through the Middle East with highly educational RISC-V Tech Symposiums and Workshops in the key locations of Istanbul, Amman and Cairo. These cities are some of the most technologically advanced in the region, and we are eager to collaborate with our co-hosts and partners to foster the growth of the RISC-V ecosystem. Attendance at these workshops is free, but registration is required. Here is a…

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RISC-V ay: Andes Offers IP Cores, Accelerators, Tools, And Even A Free Core | Steve Bush, Electronics Weekly

Amongst planned cores is a free one. “With ‘Fast start’ into Risc-V, we will not only introduce our free starter, commercial grade core but also show which other options available, ranging from an ultra-low power MCU over a low power medium-sized Core up to Linux-capable multi-core processors based on RISC-V,” said Andes technical manager Florian Wohlrab.article: https://www.electronicsweekly.com/open-source-engineering/risc-v-day-andes-offers-ip-cores-accelerators-tools-even-free-core-2019-10/

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Wio Lite RISC-V ESP8266 Wireless Development Board | Julian Horsey, Geeky Gadgets

Seeed Studio has announced the availability of its third development board in the Wio Lite family, taking the form of the Wio Lite RISC-V, adding to the already available Wio Lite W600 WiFi and Wio Lite MG126 Bluetooth. The Wio Lite RISC-V is a feather form factor wireless RISC-V development board based on the GD32VF103, with the onboard ESP8266 Wio Core and Wi-Fi connectivity.article: https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wireless-development-board-04-10-2019/

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The Rise Of Open-Source Computing | The Economist

To the average capitalist “open source” software may seem like a pretty odd idea. Like most products, conventional computer software—from video games to operating systems—is developed in secret, away from the prying eyes of competitors, and then sold to customers as a finished product. Open-source software, which has roots in the collaborative atmosphere of computing’s earliest days, takes the opposite approach. Code is public, and anyone is free to take it,…

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