The RISC-V Foundation will be hosting a series of free, Getting Started with RISC-V events in North America, China and EMEA. These 1 day events will showcase innovative RISC-V implementations from members of the Foundation.

The half-day North America (April 1-4) event and full-day EMEA and China events (dates TBC) will feature engaging presentations, demos and networking opportunities.

The Getting Started with RISC-V events are in collaboration with the Linux Foundation.

North America Roadshow

Participating Companies

Andes Technology, Antmicro, Dover Microsystems, Hex Five, Imperas, Microchip Technology, SiFive and Western Digital.


  • Boston – Waltham: April 1 at the Conference Center at Waltham. Register here.
  • Austin: April 2 at the Commons Conference Center. Register here.
  • Irvine: April 3 at AV Irvine. Register here.
  • Bay Area: April 4 at Western Digital in Milpitas. Register here.


Time Event Speaker, Affiliation
8:30-9:00 Welcome and Check in
9:00-9:15 What is RISC-V? RISC-V Foundation
9:15-9:35 Platform Security–A Detailed Comparison of RISC-V to ARM’s TrustZone HexFive
9:35-9:55 Bring Real-Time to Linux with RISC-V Based SoC FPGA Microchip Technology
9:55-10:15 Hardware/Software Co-Design with the Open Source Renode Framework and RISC-V  Antmicro
10:30-10:50 Taking RISC-V into High-Performance Sockets with Custom Instructions Andes Technology
10:50-11:10 Custom Instructions and Architecture Optimization for RISC-V Imperas
11:10-11:30 Is There a Hole in Your RISC-V Security Stack?  Dover Microsystems
11:45-12:05 SweRV Core, Production Grade, Open Source RISC-V Core Western Digital
12:05-12:25 Innovation Unleashed: Solutions and Silicon Enabling the Intelligent Edge and Linux  SiFive

China Roadshow

Participating Companies

Andes Technology, CloudBEAR, Codasip, C-SKY, GreenWaves Technologies, Hex Five, Nervos, Nuclei System, PerfXlabs, SiFive, Syntacore, Tangram and UltraSoC.


  • Shenzhen
  • Hangzhou
  • Shanghai
  • Beijing
  • Chengdu

Dates and venues to be announced in the coming weeks. 


EMEA Roadshow

Participating Companies

Andes Technology, CloudBEAR, Codasip, GreenWaves Technologies, Hex Five, Microchip Technology, Minres, SiFive, Syntacore, Trinamic and Western Digital.


Cities, dates and venues to be announced in the coming weeks.