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Hard disk drive manufacturer Seagate has announced that it has designed two processors based on the open RISC-V instruction set architecture.

The new hardware could further shake up the chipmaking space, which is still reeling from the news of Nvidia’s $40 billion takeover of ARM.

The announcement of the two cores was made at the virtual RISC-V Summit 2020 and marks the first public report on the results of Seagate’s several years of collaboration with RISC-V International. Seagate has also confirmed that one of the cores will be designed for high performance, while the other will be area-optimized.


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