RISC-V Ecosystem News

My Drivers Article: India’s First CPU Turned Out: Eight Series Of Software Development Started

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Campus, India’s top university, has released its SDK “Shakti.” India’s Shakti processor was launched in 2016 and is based on the open source RISC-V instruction set architecture, which is strongly supported by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.To read more, please visit https://news.mydrivers.com/1/634/634148.htm. Please note that the original article is in Chinese.

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Notebookcheck Article: India Is Ready To Test Its Own Line Of RISC-V Desktop CPUs

India now joins China and the European Union in the race to break away from U.S. hardware reliance. Developed since early 2016, the Shakti CPU family based on the open-source RISC-V microarchitecture offers multiple classes of chips designed for specific markets like embedded / IoT, mobile, HTPC and workstation/server, promising performance similar to existing Intel, AMD and Arm chips.In order to circumvent this reliance cycle, China has been working on its…

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Phoronix Article: Longtime X11/Linux Developer Joins SiFive To Work On RISC-V Processors

Keith Packard has joined RISC-V company SiFive. Keith is the longest active X Window System developer who for many years had led much of the X11/X.Org efforts. He also worked for nearly a decade at Intel on their open-source Linux graphics driver stack before working for HP Labs and also a side-gig for Valve improving the Linux stack for VR. To read more, please visit: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Keith-Packard-Joins-SiFive

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SemiDrive Technology Officially Became A Member Of The RISC-V Foundation

On July 1, 2019, SemiDrive Technology officially became a member of the RISC-V Foundation, which is an important step in the design innovation of the core technology.RISC-V is a free and open ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) that enables processor architecture innovation through open standards collaboration. Founded in 2015, the RISC-V Foundation is comprised of more than a hundred member organizations that build an open, collaborative software and hardware innovation community that…

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EET Taiwan Article: Andes Technology Launches RISC-V CPU FreeStart Project

Andes Technology introduced the RISC-V FreeStart program, which provides a simple and fast way to get a commercial grade RISC-V CPU N22 core to create a reliable SoC. The FreeStart program also offers a mass production program that allows industry, research institutions, and academic institutions to design commercial chips or utilize for research purposes. The design team can also purchase technical support solutions, including online e-service technical support, AHB platform RTL code…

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Sohu Article: What Is China’s Largest Integrated Circuit Design Company?

Nanjing ushered in a special event during the week of “2019 Nanjing Innovation Week” hosted by Future Forum. The theme of the summit was “Peer, Co-Creation”. Many people from the industry and the investment community gave talks on popular topics such as Chinese chips and edge computing. Bao Yungang, a researcher at the Institute of Computer Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences gave a talk on understanding RISC-V and how to integrate it…

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Andes Technology And Silex Insight Announce Strategic Partnership For RISC-V Based Root-Of-Trust IP Solutions

Andes Technology and Silex Insight are announcing a strategic partnership to bring flexible and energy efficient Root-of-Trust security IP solution based on RISC-V to the industry. Silex Insight’s advanced eSecure IP module is a complete solution that enables security applications by shielding confidential information from non-secure applications running on the main processor. This is then coupled with a secure boot, sensitive key materials and assets protection. AndesCore N22 is a…

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Linux Addicts Article: The Servers With Chips Based On The ISA RISC-V Could Arrive Soon

The CEO of SiFive says the that the first servers based on the open-source ISA RISC-V will arrive in five years. The new open instruction set architecture has been gaining strength and fame lately.The ISA of the RISC type is quite well adapted to the new terms and is modular meaning it can add or remove instruction modules as appropriate. This way you can optimize the chips and avoid something similar to the…

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Newspaper Business Forum Article: US Startup Chips “Circumvent The Law” To Help China Design The Chip Itself

Taking advantage of the opportunity when China is struggling to develop its own technology, US chip startup, SiFive has launched an open source solution for chip design so that the country can reduce dependence on western technology.This 2015 company provides design services for RISC-V architecture chips, such as those used in mobile devices and storage centers. Because RISC-V is open source – meaning anyone can access it for free. To read more,…

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Sohu Article: Jianan Generation AI Chip Surveying K210 Power Consumption Is Only 0.3W To Accelerate The Lightweight Of Domestic AIOT Architecture

AIoT is reshaping people’s lives. Whether it is a smart speaker in the living room, an automatic driving system, or a face recognition gate at the airport security checkpoint, the terminal equipment is becoming more and more intelligent, providing people with more efficient and more humane intelligent services. Behind this is the result of the convergence of the lightweight AI computing architecture and the huge market demand on the edge side.As a…

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