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ABOpen Article: Thales Joins RISC-V Foundation, Praises ISA’s Protection From “Cyber Threats”

By November 26, 2018May 12th, 2021No Comments

Thales Group, best known for its work in aerospace, defense, transportation, and security, has announced it has joined the RISC-V Foundation, declaring its commitment to “free, open-source hardware architectures based on RISC-V processors.”
Founded in 2000 as the next stage from 1968-founded Thomson-CSF, which in turn was an evolution of Compagnie Française Thomson-Houston (CFTH) founded in 1893, Thales’ primary work is in high-security markets. That security focus, the company has announced, is now being brought to bear on the RISC-V open instruction set architecture (ISA) – with the company positioning itself to “play a major role in a new era of microprocessor design.”
“The success of open source hinges on community engagement, and Thales is a dedicated member of the community,” claims Thales’ chief technology officer Marko Erman. “Joining the RISC-V Foundation underscores the Group’s commitment to a coordinated approach by industry and academia to the design of secure, dependable microprocessors.”
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