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.
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® (NASDAQ: WDC) creates environments for data to thrive. Everywhere data is captured, preserved, accessed and transformed, we’re leading the charge to unlock its potential. From advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions create environments where the flow of information leads to smarter decisions, breakthrough discoveries and deeper connections.
As the world’s largest provider of data storage solutions, Western Digital employs a global workforce focused on delivering the possibilities of data.
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.
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.
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.