RISC-V Ecosystem News

Andes Custom Extensions to the RISC-V V5 CPU Core for Creating Highly Competitive True Wireless Stereo SoC Designs | Global Newswire

Hsinchu, Taiwan, March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Andes Technology Corporation (TWSE: 6533) , a platinum founding member of the RISC-V Foundation and the leading supplier of 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores with solutions serving in excess of 5-billion SoCs covering a wide range of applications, today announced its┬áRISC-V CON Online webinar series. The first will feature Advanced Engineer Tung Wei describing how using Andes Custom Extensions (ACE) with Andes RISC-V…

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Can China Foster Open Source Hardware Innovation? | Gu Zhengshu, EE Times China

Judging from the development of Arduino and RISC-V, research projects that originated on campus use the open source model to spread rapidly, attract more developers to participate in the open source community, and drive the technical innovation and commercialization of open source projects through the establishment of companies. In order to enter the mainstream market and professional applications, such an innovative model is successful …article (Chinese): https://www.eettaiwan.com/news/article/20200303NT61-could-China-build-the-open-hardware-platform

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Emerging Technology Analysis: Opportunities of Open Instruction Set Architecture RISC-V | Amy Teng and Roger Sheng, Gartner

Business models are changing, and the growth in IoT devices creates a new marketplace for innovation and opportunity. Tech CEOs can benefit from the open, flexible nature of RISC-V, making custom processors more practical to differentiate products.article: https://www.gartner.com/en/documents/3981573/emerging-technology-analysis-opportunities-of-open-instr

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Do-It-Yourself Chips Nibble at Mighty Duopoly | Wim De Preter, De Tijd

Just as the open source movement once broke through Microsoft’s monopoly, it now also nibbles on the dominance of chip giants Intel and ARM. Will each company design its own chips later?Some 2,000 computer and semiconductor specialists gathered at a conference in San Jose, California, last December. The colorful mix of academics, start-ups and specialists from major tech companies such as Google, Samsung and Qualcomm hoped to learn more about…

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Vortex Brings the RISC-V ISA to the World of OpenCL-Compatible General-Purpose GPUs | Gareth Halfacree, Hackster.io

A team of developers from Georgia Tech have created a general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) implementation, compatible with the popular OpenCL programming framework, using the free and open source RISC-V instruction set architecture: Vortex.article: https://www.hackster.io/news/vortex-brings-the-risc-v-isa-to-the-world-of-opencl-compatible-general-purpose-gpus-389f8adc0f98

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Open Source Hardware: The Rise of RISC-V | David Cassel, The New Stack

While open source software is taking over the world, a push for open source hardware has been quietly building.The RISC-V Foundation has been pushing its open sourced instruction set architecture for chips based on the long-established paradigms for reduced instruction set computing. And one of its most vocal advocates is Calista Redmond, the chief executive of the RISC-V Foundation, which is working to promote its adoption.article: https://thenewstack.io/open-source-hardware-the-rise-of-risc-v/

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