Computer architecture research has a long history in the Berkeley EECS department, dating back to the CALDIC computer finished in 1951. Other notable computer architecture projects include Project Genie, RISC-I, RISC-II, SOAR, SPUR, RAID, VLSI-BAM, T0, NOW, IRAM, and RAMP. Berkeley computer architecture research has always emphasized construction of prototypes, and this continues to this day with multiple microprocessor tapeouts in advanced processes every year. All recent microprocessor designs have been based on the RISC-V instruction set and are implementing using the Chisel Hardware Description language, both developed at Berkeley.
Bluespec, Inc. provides tools and IP for ASIC and FPGA system design and verification with a focus on the RISC-V ecosystem. Our RISC-V Factory provides a complete verification and debug environment for design teams developing their own RISC-V processors. Future products include RISC-V synthesizable cores enhanced by general purpose hardware acceleration.
Cortus is a leading semiconductor and embedded systems solutions company, headquartered in Mauguio (Montpellier area, South of France).
Cortus provides a large range of embedded systems solutions including HW, SW, processors (including RISC-V ISA processors), digital, and analog IPs, prototyping and verification solutions in different areas such as SIM cards, bank cards, ePassports, automotive sensors, image processing, industrial controllers, M2M controllers, secure microcontrollers, sensors, smart meters, wireless, touch screen controllers and IoT devices. Over 50 companies have licensed Cortus cores and over 2 billion devices have been manufactured containing Cortus processors and IPs.
Google Inc. is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.
For more than sixty years, IBM Research has been the innovation engine of the IBM corporation. From helping the Apollo space missions land on the moon to the discovery of fractals; from the technology behind laser eye surgery to a question answering computer called Watson now being applied to health care, IBM Research continues to define the future of technology.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 4,800 employees globally.
NVIDIA is a computer technology company that has pioneered GPU-accelerated computing. It targets the world’s most demanding users — gamers, designers and scientists — with products, services and software that power amazing experiences in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, professional visualization and autonomous cars.
Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.
Rambus creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better.
SiFive was founded by the creators of the free and open RISC-V architecture as a reaction to the end of conventional transistor scaling and escalating chip design costs. By leveraging the power of open-source and agile hardware design, SiFive reduces the cost and time to harness the performance and energy-efficiency of customized silicon, enabling a wide range of applications from IoT to hyper-scale computing – all unified by the common RISC-V platform.
Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutionsthat enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing marketneeds by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with effective technology
deployment, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST and WD brands (You can add G-Technology if you’d like) to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.
For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies — the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions, the research and development arm of BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector, provides agile, innovative solutions to challenges spanning mission needs from sensing, signal processing and exploitation, to mission understanding and knowledge. Electronic Systems produces commercial and defense electronics for flight and engine control, electronic warfare, surveillance, communications, geospatial intelligence, and power and energy management.
Esperanto Technologies designs high-performance energy-efficient computing solutions.
Espressif is dedicated to the research, design, and distribution of IoT solutions. We continually strive to transform the communication industry through ever improving IoT solutions via energy, performance, and functionality optimization, improving the lives of consumers and enterprises in countless ways in the years to come.
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services.
Andes Technology, based on Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, is a leading supplier of performance‐efficient processor IP solutions to serve the rapidly growing embedded applications worldwide. Examples of our customer’s applications include IoT, multimedia, networking, sensor, storage and wireless communication. Andes’ comprehensive offering comprises novel configurable processor cores with optional DSP instructions, custom‐extension capability and security features, SoC Platform IPs, feature‐rich IDE with highly optimized compiler, ICE debugger and evaluation boards, and software stacks for IoT, popular RTOSes and Linux.
Antmicro Ltd is an innovation company that develops and integrates embedded software and technologies for various branches of industry and the emerging ecosystem of the Internet of Things (IoT). The company provides R&D services for customers worldwide, offering assistance in prototyping, new products development and adoption of modern embedded technologies, both in the hardware and software area. The majority of projects Antmicro participates in include various open source and open hardware technologies such as RISC-V, OpenRISC, LEON, Linux, Android, FreeBSD, ConTiki, RIOT, eCos, FreeRTOS, RTEMS, gstreamer, OpenCV, etc.
Blockstream is on the forefront of new applications of cryptography and distributed systems, solving problems that undermine trust in today’s financial systems. From fraud and counterfeiting to security and confidentiality to accountability and transparency, Blockstream is the leading provider of blockchain and related technologies. Advancing the most mature, fully tested, and secure infrastructure in production with one of the most experienced teams in the industry, Blockstream partners with companies seeking a path to production for digitized assets and financial systems.
Codasip delivers leading-edge tools and IP, including RISC-V, to enable adoption of Application Specific Instruction-set Processors (ASIPs). ASIP’s utilize dedicated instructions/architecture to create the optimal processor for a specific application or class of applications, and are at the heart of devices that require very high performance with low power. Codasip’s unique technology makes ASIP adoption as simple and easy as standard embedded processor cores. Formed in 2006 and headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, Codasip currently has offices in the US and Europe.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) is a science and technology university with an outstanding research record that includes 21 nobel prize winners. ETH Zurich is the study, research and work place of 29,000 people from 120 nations. About 500 professors in 15 departments teach mainly in the engineering sciences and architecture, system oriented sciences, mathematics and natural sciences areas and carry out research that is highly values worldwide.
Gray Research LLC is a hardware and software development consulting firm located in Bellevue, WA, USA that specializes in design and implementation of solutions and IP for energy efficient, FPGA-optimized parallel compute accelerators, extreme bandwidth Hoplite NOC routers, soft processor cores, and related tools. We are pleased to support the RISC-V Foundation as a means to boost collaboration and innovation in computer architecture research and practice.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one of the premier institutes of India in the fields of higher technological education, basic and applied research.
The Computer Architecture and Systems group of the CSE department is one of the leading research groups in High performance Computing, Processor architecture and VLSI Engineering.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT’s market-leading products in timing, wireless power transfer, serial switching and interfaces are among the company’s broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world.
Intrinsix Corp. is an IP-enabled semiconductor design services company. Whether it is a processor-based SoC or a complex mixed-signal device, we leverage advanced node technology using best-in-class EDA and IP solutions. With proven platforms, rigorous processes, and highly skilled people we create leading edge chips that work the first time in the target system. We are, and have been, Trusted suppliers to US DoD and the top echelon of Semiconductor and Systems companies for 30 years.
Lattice Semiconductor is the global leader in smart connectivity solutions, providing market leading FPGAs, standards based ASSPs, and mmWave devices that enable more than 8,000 global customers to quickly deliver innovative and differentiated cost and power efficient products. The Company’s broad end-market exposure extends from consumer electronics to industrial equipment, communications infrastructure and licensing. Lattice was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
lowRISC is a not-for-profit project producing fully open hardware systems. From the processor core to the development board, our goal is to create a completely open computing ecosystem.
Minima Processor’s technology enables energy efficiency improvement of up to 20x in digital processors compared to legacy solutions. The main efficiency increase comes from ultra-low voltage (subthreshold) operation and additionally the elimination of timing margins brings gains at nominal operating voltages. Minima offers microwatt-range IP solutions for IoT LPWAN systems.
Roa Logic is a privately owned and funded design services company specialising in the development of Intellectual Property Cores for FPGA and ASIC, with a strong focus on the embedded market and RISC-V ecosystem.
The company provides all the IP required to build a complete embedded solution. This includes processor, peripheral, memory and interface IP together with associated development tools, customisation and design services.
Since 2003, Rumble Development has provided custom logic solutions to OEMs worldwide. Focussed primarily on imaging, Rumble has created special purpose cameras ranging from ultra-low power time-lapse to high-resolution multi-sensor designs. Rumble was the first company to launch a commercial RISC-V design, and will use RISC-V in the majority of its upcoming products.
Runtime provides device management and monitoring for constrained devices while supporting the open source Apache Mynewt project. Apache Mynewt, an incubation project, is a complete OS for devices with MCUs.
Syntacore develops and licenses synthesizable programmable cores, specialized for the customer’s workload. Company also provides the following services:
Workload analysis/characterization and custom ISA extensions with full compiler support
Hardening of the developed IP, support of the integration into the customer SoC
Core team has 10+ years of experience developing state-of-the-art low-power IP and silicon products in the leading technological MNCs.
Technolution develops electronics, programmable logic and software solutions for technical information systems and embedded systems. The company operates for over 25 years in the traffic and transport, high-tech industry and energy sectors. Clients are manifold and include governments, OEMs and ODMs. Technolution is an employee owned SME of approximately 180FTE based in Gouda, The Netherlands. Technolution designs, develops and delivers innovative solutions and products in close cooperation with its clients. From concept to implementation, we provide advice, specification, design, realization, system integration, management, and maintenance. Technolution supplies reliable and working solutions for company critical situations where a reliable solution with high availability is required.
VectorBlox is an IP licensing and design services firm specializing in developing FPGA-based computing solutions. We offer FPGA-optimized RISC V processors, a massively parallel accelerator, the MXP Matrix Processor, as well as custom design services. This allows us to help our customers quickly transform complex algorithm requirements into full-fledged FPGA implementations that run at hardware-like speeds.
The Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (hereafter ICT) was founded in 1956. It is the first academic establishment to specialize in comprehensive research on computer science and technology in China. ICT has successfully built China’s first general purpose digital computer and now has turned itself into an R&D base for high performance computing technology. ICT successively spun off many academic institutions, such as the Institute of Microelectronics, the Computing Center, the Institute of Software, the Network Information Center, etc. all affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as technology companies, such as Lenovo and Dawning.
The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory – known as CSAIL – is the largest research laboratory at MIT and one of the world’s most important centers of information technology research. CSAIL and its members have played a key role in the computer revolution. The Lab’s researchers have been key movers in developments like time-sharing, massively parallel computers, public key encryption, the mass commercialization of robots, and much of the technology underlying the ARPANet, Internet and the World Wide Web.
C-SKY is an industry leading IC design house dedicated to 32-bit high-performance and low-power embedded CPU with the licensing of the chip architecture as its core business. It has an advanced CPU roadmap for a variety of embedded and IoT applications including digital audio and video, information security, network and communications, industrial control, and automotive electronics and other fields. It provides a valuable array of embedded cores, SoC platforms, software tools and middleware.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end‐to‐end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one‐third of the world’s population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.
Micron Technology is a global leader in the semiconductor industry. Micron has dedicated itself to collaborating with engineers to drive innovation and transform memory technologies, both semiconductor and computing.
NXP Semiconductors NV operates as a global semiconductor company. The Company designs semiconductors and software for mobile communications, consumer electronics, security applications, in-car entertainment, and networking. NXP offers its products to the automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, mobile, and computing applications.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.
Istuary Innovation Group connects North American technology to fast-growing global markets. The company is comprised of business units specializing in investment, engineering and international market expertise that work together to accelerate the growth of highly sought-after technology. Istuary’s focus areas of technology expertise include: IC design/semiconductor, data storage and analytics, artificial intelligence and security solutions.
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon) is a Silicon Platform as a Service (SiPaaS™) company that provides comprehensive System on a Chip (SoC) and System in a Package (SiP) solutions for a wide range of end markets including mobile internet devices, datacenters, the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, industrial, and medical electronics. Our machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies are well positioned to address the movement to “intelligent” devices. SiPaaS provides our customers a substantial head start in the semiconductor design and development process and allows the customers to focus efforts on core competency with differentiating features. Our end-to-end semiconductor turnkey services can take a design from concept to a completed, tested and packaged semiconductor chip in record time. The breadth and flexibility of our SiPaaS solutions make them performance effective and cost efficient alternatives for a variety of customer types, including both emerging and established semiconductor companies, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), and large internet/cloud platform companies.
Ashling Microsystems is a world-class provider of high performance debug tools and advanced engineering solutions for embedded processors. Based in Ireland, Ashling has 35+ years of experience in the design and implementation of embedded applications. Ashling is a trusted Embedded Development Partner for many of the world’s leading semiconductor companies. With focused technical expertise, Ashling solves complex design challenges for developers from diverse industry segments including aerospace, automotive, healthcare and IoT.
Dover Microsystems is an IP licensing company addressing cyber security at its root cause: the processor. Dover licenses its processor designs to chip manufacturers and FPGA users, offering customers the ability to secure their existing processors against all networkbased cyber attacks. Dover currently offers IP blocks compatible with all RISC type host processor architectures.
Embecosm develops open source compiler tool chains for chip companies around the world. Our specialities are deeply embedded systems, including RISC-V systems, and presilicon tool chain development using models of future chips. We mainly work with GCC and LLVM, but also work on more specialist compilers including Verilator, the Verilog to C++ compiler.
An R&D consultancy, Emdalo Technologies specialises in advanced software solutions for challenging engineering problems. We offer expertise in prototyping and new product development to the semiconductor and embedded devices industries. Examples of our customer’s applications include computer vision, machine learning, IoT, networking, aerospace, automotive and wireless communications.
GreenWaves Technologies is a fabless semiconductor start-up that develops GAP8, the industry first IoT processor.
GAP8 has a unique energy efficiency across an extremely broad range of computing power. It enables for example continuous motor vibration monitoring powered by energy scavenging and battery powered machine vision.
Imperas provides methodologies, technologies and products to enable the efficient and effective development, debug and test of software for embedded systems. Imperas users come from the processor IP market, semiconductor vendors, and embedded systems companies with strong requirements for software quality and reliability, as well as functional safety and security. Imperas virtual platform based products use models built with the Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) APIs, and support over 160 different processor cores, including RISC-V cores.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
MediaTek Incorporated is a global fabless semiconductor company that enables 1.5 billion connected devices a year. We are a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile device, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products.
Our dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies and advanced multimedia solutions across a broad range of products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, OTT boxes, wearables and automotive solutions.
SecureRF Corporation develops and licenses quantum-resistant, public-key security tools for low-resource processors powering the Internet of Things (IoT). The company’s authentication and data protection solutions are highly efficient when compared to techniques like ECC and RSA. SecureRF delivers ultra-low-energy, fast, and small footprint solutions ideally suited for 32-bit, 16-bit, and even 8-bit devices like the ARM Cortex M0/M3 and RISC-V processors. SecureRF security solutions are used to address wireless sensors, NFC, Bluetooth, and RFID tags as well as embedded platforms including FPGAs, microcontrollers, and ASICs. Software Development Kits, RTL, and tools are available for a wide range of environments.
SEGGER Microcontroller is a full-range supplier of software, hardware and development tools for embedded systems. The products include an RTOS, file system, communication and security middleware, as well as the J-Link debug probes and the Embedded Studio IDE. SEGGER offers solutions for secure communication as well as data and product security, meeting the needs of the rapidly evolving IoT.
SHC (Software Hardware & Consulting) works on the interdisciplinary fields of the boundary between Software and Hardware. SHC’s primary product is processor intellectual property software and hardware. SHC supplies proprietary logic around processors and its associated logic. Its products conforms multiple industrial standards to suit the SoC applications. SHC intends to provide products which suit the application 120%, compliance to full array of industrial standards and some more.
Trinamic is a recognized global leader in motor and motion control technologies. The state-of-the-art ICs, modules, and mechatronic systems enable today’s software engineers to quickly and reliably develop highly precise drives that work efficiently, smoothly, and quietly.
Trinamic designs products for laboratory and factory automation, semiconductor manufacturing, textiles, robotics, ATMs and vending machines, among others.
UBILITE Inc. is a San Diego-based fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets Ultra Low Power (ULP) 802.11 based wireless connectivity products for the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company is a pioneer in designing coin-battery operated and disposable Wi-Fi devices for consumer, industrial, enterprise, and sensing applications.
UltraSoC has semiconductor IP for debug (run control, trace, etc) for complex SoCs: making it easy to develop, optimize, fix bugs, reduce power consumption and reduce cost.
This can be used pre‐silicon, to accelerate emulation and prototyping, or post‐silicon to support bring up, HW/SW integration or even in‐field/in‐use.
UltraSoC has full support for RISC‐V (and other CPUs e.g. heterogeneous multi‐core), but debug addresses not just the CPU but across whole SoC.
XtremeEDA is a design and verification engineering services firm. Our consultants engage with global semiconductor and systems companies to deliver ASICs, SoCs, FPGAs, and IP solutions, and our focus is client project success. Our teams are accomplished engineers with 15 – 20+ years of experience who dive in to solve the most complex design and verification requirements. Relevant to RISC-V, XtremeEDA’s full-time consultants draw on decades of deep microprocessor expertise to guarantee high quality deliverables.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Ottawa, XtremeEDA has offices and personnel throughout North America.
CSEM is Europe’s leading ultra-low power ASIC design provider. With roots in the Swiss watch industry, CSEM is today an acknowledged reference in the fields of ultra-low power and low-voltage RF, analog, digital and mixed-signal ASIC design. Our expert designers have proven experience in translating customer requirements into high-quality ASIC designs to optimize cost, performance and time-to-market in close cooperation with the customer. CSEM’s services range from IP licensing and customized analog IP block design, through to full-custom ASIC and SoC design and delivery.
Served markets include wearables, IOT, medical, industrial and home automation. CSEM has been developing ultra-low power processors and system-on-chips since more than 30 years and was a pioneer in the modeling and design of microelectronic circuits running near or below the transistor threshold (sub-threshold design) both for analog and digital designs.
For more information about CSEM, please visit http://www.csem.ch
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and the service of humanity. Princeton’s Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering are distinguished by faculty recognized for both research and teaching. The University has been at the forefront of computing since Alan Turing, Alonzo Church and John von Neumann were among its residents and today, continues its innovative leadership in the field with strong groups in theory, networks/systems, graphics/vision, programming languages, security/policy, machine learning, and computational biology.