RISC-V Ecosystem News

Western Digital Announces Technology Leadership Transition

Western Digital today announced that Martin Fink, executive vice president, and chief technology officer, will be transitioning to retirement and moving to an advisory role with the Company. Mr. Fink will continue to report to Steve Milligan, chief executive officer, and advise Mr. Milligan and the executive team on matters relating to data center architectures, including RISC-V. Dr. Siva Sivaram, executive vice president, Silicon Technology and Manufacturing, has been appointed…

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MuyComputerPRO Article: Red Hat Joins RISC-V To Boost Open Source Chip

Red Hat recently became an official “Silver” member of the RISC-V Foundation, which is the foundation behind the industry’s most promising project in the search for an open source chip.RISC-V has won a strong ally, although the open-source giant had already been participating in its promotion. In addition, its developers have been collaborating with its RISC-V support for some time, for example the Fedora distribution. Now as an official member,…

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EE Times China Article: Looking At The Market Opportunities Of Domestic MCU Vendors From The Strategic Trends Of ST And NXP

At present, the industrial market in Asia has reached 4.4 billion US dollars. Although large, it is highly fragmented. In order to deepen the Asian market, ST has established five technical competence centers in Asia: the Center for Motor Control and Industrial Technology, the Internet of Things Center, the Smartphone Center, and the New Energy Vehicle Center. The above five centers have corresponding institutions in China, especially the new energy vehicle center.RISC-V will exist in the NXP product sequence in the form of an IP…

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Phoronix Article: Red Hat Joins The RISC-V Foundation

Red Hat has joined the RISC-V Foundation to help foster this open-source processor ISA. Red Hat has been active in promoting RISC-V as an open-source processor instruction set architecture and one of the most promising libre architectures we have seen over the years. Red Hat developers have already helped in working on Fedora’s RISC-V support and now the IBM-owned company is helping out more and showing their commitment by joining…

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Tom’s Hardware Article: Red Hat Joins Foundation For Developing Open-Source RISC-V ISA

Red Hat, purchased by IBM last year, is the latest major company to join the RISC-V Foundation, a group of companies developing the RISC-V open-source instruction set architecture (ISA).Red Hat, the developer of the open-source Red Hat and CoreOS Linux distributions, has started working on supporting RISC-V chips following the footsteps of numerous other large companies, including Google, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Western Digital, Samsung and parent company IBM. To read more, please visit https://www.tomshardware.com/news/red-hat-risc-v-foundation-open-source-linux,40121.html.

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EE Times Taiwan Article: Shipments Have Repeatedly Hit New Highs, MCU Applications Revealed

According to market analyst firm IC Insights, global microcontroller (MCU) market growth rate was 18% in 2018, shipments were nearly 30.6 billion, and revenue increased 11% to $18.6 billion. It is estimated that shipments will reach 34.2 billion in 2019.RISC-V will exist in NXP‘s product portfolio in the form of an IP core. At present, the subsystems of many large systems are extremely complicated, even surpassing ordinary MCUs and processors….

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Sina Article: Amazfit Mi Healthy Watch For Sale: 7×24 Hour Heart Rate Monitoring

Huami Technology officially announced that Amazfit Miyue Health Watch was officially launched.  It uses the Huashan self-developed Huangshan No. 1 processor, which is a RISC-V open-source instruction set wearable processor, and integrates the RealBeats AI biometric data engine to perform local, real-time screening of arrhythmia. To read more, please visit https://tech.sina.com.cn/mobile/n/n/2019-08-08/doc-ihytcerm9367117.shtml. Please note that the original article is in Chinese.

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Tech News Article: Andes Technology Is Committed To Developing RISC-V Processor Applications, And Has Grown Rapidly In The First Half Of 2019

Andes Technology announced that its RISC-V processor series continues to grow rapidly in the first half of 2019. There are more than 60 contracts, and the content of the license spans the entire solution of the Andes RISC-V series.RISC-V is highly valued for its market potential and development because of its open-source, streamlined, modular, and expandable instruction set. Especially in China, with the support of official policies, many RISC-V enthusiasts…

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Semiconductor Engineering Article: A Holistic View Of RISC-V Verification

Last month, we discussed the growth of the RISC-V open processor ecosystem, the two main organizations driving it, and the role that OneSpin plays. We have become very active in the RISC-V community and have more than a dozen technical articles published, conference talks presented, and upcoming talks accepted. We tend to focus on the challenges of verifying RISC-V IP cores and system-on-chip designs containing these cores. The ISA is…

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Andes Records Rapid Growth of RISC-V Processors Licensing Agreements in the First Half of 2019

Andes Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of small, low-power, high performance 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores, including a broad family of RISC-V cores, announced it achieved a record number of design wins for its new family of RISC-V processors during 2018. These include the 32-bit N25F/A25 and 64-bit NX25F/AX25. This represents a dramatic growth in the number of licenses signed soon after the introduction of the RISC-V cores. Adoption of the…

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