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Bit-tech Article: SiFive Hires Intel Capital's Hiren Majmudar

By March 1, 2019May 12th, 2021No Comments

RISC-V start-up SiFive has announced that Hiren Majmudar has joined the company as its vice president of business development – less than a year after he led former employer Intel Capital to invest in the company.
Founded by Krste Asanović, Yunsup Lee, and Andrew Waterman, three members of the team who originally invented the RISC-V open instruction set architecture (ISA), SiFive has been enjoying a period of considerable growth: The company’s HiFive Unleashed development board, which puts a quad-core 1.5GHz 64-bit RISC-V chip on a platform that can be extended to the functionality of a desktop PC, has proven popular, while its lower-power cores have enjoyed design wins in solid-state storage devices.
SiFive’s success has attracted attention: The company announced a £36 million funding round in April 2018, a licensing agreement for its Freedom Platform intellectual property (IP) to be included in products from Western Digital, and investment from Intel Capital – the venture capital arm of what is, on the face of it, a direct competitor.
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