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Product Design and Development Article: SiFive, Microsemi Collaborate On RISC-V Development

By December 11, 2017May 12th, 2021No Comments

SiFive, developer of the RISC-V based Freedom Unleashed (U500) platform, has partnered with Microsemi to build a development board featuring Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGAs. The deal was announced at the RISC-V Workshop hosted by Western Digital, Nov. 28 – 30. “[This collaboration] represents to me a movement of ways of thinking about how we’re going to build design, how we’re going to do hardware in much more collaborative ways and ways that allow hardware to move much faster,” SiFive VP of Product and Business Development Jack Kang told Product Design and Development. “At a highest level RISC-V represents a new way for hardware guys to think about how to do design. The partnership enables SiFive to bring its expertise with RISC-V to future CPUs from Microsemi.
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