RISC-V Ecosystem News

See Esperanto Technologies At The RISC-V Day Tokyo, October 2018

Esperanto Technologies, developer of high-performance, energy-efficient computing solutions based on RISC-V for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) applications, is a leading sponsor for the RISC-V Day Tokyo October 18, 2018. Esperanto will also deliver a keynote and present a technical paper on RISC-V based design. Esperanto invites you to attend the RISC-V Day Tokyo, and be part of the disruptive force transforming the microprocessor IP…

Read More...

EE World Article: SiFive Seminar in Beijing

In 2018 SiFive hosted seminars in more than 20 countries and regions including India, China, South Korea, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Europe, North America and South America. EEWORLD attended SiFive’s recent event in Beijing.To read more, please visit: http://www.eeworld.com.cn/qrs/2018/ic-news092951617.html. Please note, the article is in Chinese.

Read More...

Semiconductor Engineering Article: RISC-V Inches Toward The Center

RISC-V is pushing further into the mainstream, showing up across a wide swath of designs and garnering support from a long and still-growing list of chipmakers, tools vendors, universities and foundries. In most cases it is being used as a complementary processor than a replacement for something else, but that could change in the future.What makes RISC-V particularly attractive to chipmakers is its open-source roots. Developed at UC Berkeley at the…

Read More...

Top 500 Article: Europeans Budget 1.4 Billion Euros To Build Next-Generation Supercomputers

Funding for the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking has been allocated to deploy the region’s initial batch of pre-exascale supercomputers, as well as drive development of an indigenous ecosystem for high performance computing.According to the European Union’s press release posted on September 28, “[t]he Joint Undertaking will have a budget of €1 billion, half from the EU budget and half from participating European Member States. Additional resources to the value of…

Read More...

GOWIN Semiconductor Licenses Andes Technology RISC-V CPU Core For Its Arora® GW-2A FPGA Family Products

Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based supplier of small gate count, low-power and high performance 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores, announces that GOWIN Semiconductor has licensed Andes Technology’s RISC-V CPU core for its Arora® GW-2A FPGA family of products. Besides the standard RISC-V ISA, the Andes Technology RISC-V CPU comes with additional features to improve performance, reliability, program code size and power consumption reduction.“Adding the Andes RISC-V to our Arora Family…

Read More...

Phoronix Article: There’s A New Libre GPU Effort Building On RISC-V, Rust, LLVM & Vulkan

Over the past decade and a half of covering the Linux graphics scene, there have been many attempts at providing a fully open-source GPU (or even just display adapter) down to the hardware level, but none of them have really panned out from Project VGA to other FPGA designs. There’s a new very ambitious project trying to create a “libre 3D GPU” built atop RISC-V, leveraging Rust and LLVM on the software side,…

Read More...

Hackaday Article: Three Part Deep Dive Explains Lattice iCE40 FPGA Details

It is no secret that we like the Lattice iCE40 FPGA. It has a cheap development board and an open source toolchain, so it is an easy way to get started developing low-cost, low-power FPGA designs. There are a few members of the family that have similar characteristics including the top-of-the-line UltraPlus. [Steve] from Lattice and [Michael Klopfer] from the University of California Irvine have a three-part video series that explain the…

Read More...

GreenWaves Technologies Licenses Intrinsic ID Hardware Root Of Trust For RISC-V AI Application Processor

GreenWaves Technologies, a fabless semiconductor startup designing disruptive ultra-low-power embedded solutions for image, sound and vibration artificial intelligence processing in sensing devices, and Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading provider of digital authentication technology for Internet of Things security, today announced GreenWaves has licensed QuiddiKey for the next generation of its IoT application processors.“Since our intelligent processors are positioned at the crossroads of the AI, IoT and MCU worlds, the highly secure root-of-trust…

Read More...

Join Andes Technology Corporation At The TSMC Open Innovation Platform® Ecosystem Forum

WHO:  Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based supplier of small, low-power, high performance 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores, today announced that it will participate in the TSMC Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Ecosystem Forum and exhibition.WHAT:  Emerson Hsiao, Senior VP Andes Technology USA Corp. will present “Evaluating the RISC-V Core in TSMC Process Technology – Low Power Perspective” during the breakout sessions of the TSMC OIP Forum.  Andes management and technical staff…

Read More...