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Google announced it will support the RISC-V architecture with the Android open-source operating system. In a keynote at the RISC-V Summit, Lars Bergstrom, Google’s director of engineering for the Android Platform Programming Languages, noted that Android currently has more than 3 billion users and the support of more than 24,000 vendors. “We’ve been following RISC-V for a very long time on the Android side, watching its progress,” said Bergstrom. “We think that RISC-V is ready to be supported as one of the architectures within the Android open-source platform.”
DARPA and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) officially kicked off the Joint University Microelectronics Program 2.0, also known as Jump 2.0. The consortium is aimed at furthering “high-risk, high-payoff research” in novel architectures, materials, and other focus areas.