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Charting a New Course for Semiconductors

By March 3, 2016May 12th, 2021No Comments

The Global Semiconductor Alliance has released a new report “Charting a New Course for Semiconductors” which explores the future of the semiconductor industry and asks “Is RISC-V the new Linux?”.
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Global Semiconductor Alliance Releases New Report

The report includes 4 Chapters covering key areas including: Chapter 1 – An Industry in Transition – Rising development costs, decreasing margins and consolidation; Chapter 2 – The Economics of Open-Source Innovation – Is RISC-V the new Linux?; Chapter 3 – Reprogrammable Chips – Between ASICs and FPGAs; and Chapter 4 – New Monetization Models Monetizing chips with Features as a Service (FaaS).
Of particular interest to the RISC-V community is Chapter 2 – The Economics of Open-Source Innovation – Is RISC-V the new Linux? which presents the rise of open source software and suggests open source semiconductor initiatives such as RISC-V will follow suit.
With the momentum behind RISC-V and the community supporting the launch of the RISC-V Foundation, we’re off to a very good start!
The full Charting a New Course for Semiconductors report can be found here.

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