RISC-V Ecosystem News

SiFive Recognized As Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company

 SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP, today announced it has been recognized as the 2018 Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) at the GSA awards dinner on Dec. 6, 2018. This recognition caps a momentous year for the company, in which SiFive has experienced unprecedented growth.“SiFive’s unique model makes it one of the most exciting and revolutionary emerging companies in the industry today…

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Embedded Computing Design Podcast: Embedded Insiders Tackle RISC-V Summit; Get Our Take On WD, NXP Announcements

The RISC-V Foundation held its Silicon Valley Summit last week. Embedded Computing Design Editor-in-Chief Brandon Lewis spoke with Brand Director Rich Nass in a podcast, focusing on the RISC-V Summit and the future for the Foundation.Reflecting on the Summit, Brandon noted “It looks like RISC-V is gaining a head of steam. There were a lot of actual commercial products announced at the show this year, which is leaps and bounds ahead of the [alternative…

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Next Gen News Article: A Feather-Compatible FPGA Board Running A RISC-V Core With LoRaWAN

We’ve seen a number of interesting trends this year in the microcontroller market, so it’s perhaps somewhat fitting that as the year draws to a close we have a new board ties four of the major trends together. An FPGA board running a soft RISC-V core, with onboard LoRaWAN, in a Feather form factor. Put together by Terrill Moore, the CEO of MCCI, the prototype board is based on a Lattice Semiconductor ICE40 UltraPlus FPGA running a soft RISC-V…

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UltraSoC Blog Post: RISC-V To Help China Take Its Place At The center Of The SoC Universe

When I was preparing for my visit to Zhuhai for ICCAD 2018 I was speaking with a friend of mine who had just attended a conference in Shanghai run by one of the “big four” accounting firms. She told me her key takeaway from the event was a statement from the keynote – “China is not an emerging market, China is THE market”.I was keen to know if this statement held true…

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The Linley Group Article: Esperanto Maxes Out RISC-V

Esperanto is a startup combining the two hottest processor technologies: AI acceleration and RISC-V. This business plan, along with an all-star engineering team led by CEO and RISC pioneer Dave Ditzel, helped the company close a recent Series B round of $58 million—enough to bring its first processor to market. Esperanto completed the RTL for this product in September, so we expect samples to arrive in 2H19 followed by production…

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eeNews Analog Article: Mythic AI Adopts RISC-V Core From Codasip

Machine-learning chip developer Mythic Inc. (Austin, Texas) has selected the configurable Bk5 RISC-V processor from Codasip Ltd. (Brno, Czech Republic) for use in future neural networking chips. Mythic was founded in 2012 as Isocline Engineering Corp. and is adopting an analog “processing-in-memory” approach to neural network implementationThe Mythic Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), which performs the inference step of deep neural networks inside the same flash memory array which stores the neural…

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Forbes Article: Western Digital Takes A RISC

This blog will look at recent developments in RISC-V and in particular at announcements by Western Digital at the 2018 RISC-V Summit in Santa Clara, CA. RISC-V is an open, scalable instruction set architecture. RISC-V is descended from the original RISC computing architecture from the 1980s.Proponents of RISC-V say that it that enables the diversity of Big Data and Fast Data applications and workloads proliferating in core data centers and…

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Events For Gamers Article: RISC-V Summit 2018 Keynote: Facebook, Silicon And Augmented Reality

Facebook is invested in their augmented reality-for-all platform, Spark AR, as evidenced by their recent event schedule to discuss it more in-depth. Robert Shearer Director of Silicon Architecture and Modeling at the Menlo Park-headquartered Facebook led a keynote at the inaugural RISC-V open source silicon-oriented conference in — of course — Silicon Valley.Before discussing what was coming up next, Shearer first waxed wistful about the old days of the Commodore 64 era computing whose core…

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Mythic Chooses Codasip To Deliver RISC-V Computing In Their Revolutionary Neural Network Platform

Codasip, the leading supplier of RISC-V embedded processor IP, announced today that Mythic, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) computing technology, has selected Codasip’s configurable Bk5 processor and Codasip Studio for future neural networking chips.Mythic, based in Redwood City, California, and Austin, Texas, will deliver powerful, life-enhancing AI solutions that customers can push into anything, from fitness bands and hearing aids to self-driving cars and security cameras. The solutions are developed on…

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Hackster.io Video: RISC-V Summit 2018 Recap

In her review of the RISC-V Summit, Alex Glowski of Hackster.io gives her thoughts on the event, highlighting the robotic arm from Hex Five Security, sentiment recognition Teddy Bear from Microsemi and IDE applications from PlatformIO. Alex also provides a demonstration of PlatformIO as a replacement IDE on Arduino and a plugin for Atom. In future videos, Alex plans to publish an unboxing video of a Vega development board, as…

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