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With the support of the Shenzhen Municipal Government and Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), the RISC-V International Open Source Laboratory (RIOS Lab) was established in 2019. 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of Shenzhen’s opening-up policy for foreign direct investment, and with the name inspired by the Spanish word for “rivers”, the establishment of RIOS Lab symbolizes the flow of information from many sources, coming together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. RIOS Lab plays an indispensable role at TBSI, it brings the research effort of RISC-V CPU and its software and hardware ecosystems from UC Berkeley to China, it is also the mission for RIOS Lab to provide an open source platform for chip developers around the world with far more economical and efficient technology.

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