As RISC-V continues to increase in popularity, many businesses are now turning to the processor architecture, including Google, which has just recently announced that RISC-V will become a major platform supported by Android. Why has RISC-V become so popular so quickly, what exactly has Google said about RISC-V, and could this be the beginning of the end of ARM?
Why has RISC-V become so popular so quickly?
Over the past year, almost every other story in the semiconductor field has involved RISC-V in some way, whether it is the inclusion of a RISC-V core in a commercial device, a standalone RISC-V processor, or software support for the architecture. But no matter what the story is, there is no denying that RISC-V has taken the engineering community by storm. When looking into the architecture and what it offers, it’s no surprise that it has such a large following!