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Board of Directors Annual Awards

The Board of Directors nominate and vote on the strongest RISC-V technical contributors for the year and award the top candidate(s) with the RISC-V Board of Directors Technical Leadership Award. The runners-up candidates are given the RISC-V Technical Contributor Awards.

RISC-V Board of Directors Technical Leadership Award

2021
Greg Favor
Ventana Micro Systems
In recognition of profound technical contribution and leadership in collaboration across the RISC-V community to further technical progress and industry adoption.
2021
John Hauser
In recognition of profound technical contribution and leadership in collaboration across the RISC-V community to further technical progress and industry adoption.
2021
Philipp Tomsich
VRULL GmbH
In recognition of profound technical contribution and leadership in collaboration across the RISC-V community to further technical progress and industry adoption.
2021
Wei Wu
In recognition of profound technical contribution and leadership in collaboration across the RISC-V community to further technical progress and industry adoption.
2020
Claire Wolf
CTO and Co-Founder, Symbiotic GmbH
For her contributions and leadership in creating the bit manipulation draft specification as well as her active roles in Crypto, Formal and Compliance technical groups. Claire’s influence and contribution is central to the emerging open source EDA tools ecosystem.
2019
Rishiyur Nikhil
CTO, Bluespec, Inc
For his leadership and technical contributions in the ISA Formal Specification and Compliance groups
2018
Daniel Lustig
Research Scientist, NVIDIA Corporation
For dedicated leadership and continued technical contributions to advancing the RISC-V ISA

RISC-V Board of Directors Technical Contributor Award

2021
Ben Marshall
PQShield
In recognition of technical leadership, RISC-V contribution, and community collaboration.
2021
Charlie Su
Andes Technology Corporation
In recognition of technical leadership, RISC-V contribution, and community collaboration.
2021
Dan Lustig
NVIDIA
In recognition of technical leadership, RISC-V contribution, and community collaboration.
2021
Iain Robertson
Mentor Graphics
In recognition of technical leadership, RISC-V contribution, and community collaboration.
2020
Allen Baum
Senior Architect, Esperanto
For leadership of ISA infrastructure and architecture tests groups, engagement and collaboration to ensure contracted deliverables and involvement across work groups.
2020
Chuanhua Chang
Sr Director RD/ Architecture, Andes
For leadership of RISC-V P-Ext Task Group, progressing RVP spec discussion and development, with draft spec of RVP in v0.8 approaching toward formal.
2020
Gajinder Panesar
Fellow, Mentor
For leadership in the RISC-V trace task group. Formally ratified March 2020
2020
Greg Favor
Consultant Next Gen Processor Architecture and Design, Ventana
For dedication and collaboration in many technical groups including co-chair of priv and writer of fasttrack policy.
2020
Jeremy Bennett
CEO, Embecosm
For contributions to RISC-V compiler development, and the RISC-V adjacent benchmarking suite Embench

Community Annual Awards

The RISC-V Community nominates candidates they feel have done great things for the community. RISC-V Ambassadors and Marketing Chairs then vote for the RISC-V Community Leader Award (1 person) who will be recognized at the RISC-V Summit. If there is a close set of runners-up, those with most votes will be awarded with a RISC-V Community Contributor award (15 in 2021).

RISC-V Community Leader Award

2021
Drew Fustini
In recognition of leadership, evangelism, and community outreach that brought the community together and grew the contribution efforts of the community.

RISC-V Community Contributor Award

2021
Akira Tsukamoto
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Allen Baum
Esperanto
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Anup Patel
Ventana Micro Systems
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Bruce Hoult
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Gajinder Panesar
Mentor Graphics
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Jim Wilson
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Mao Han
Alibaba
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Nick Kossifidis
ICS-FORTH
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Nickolay Ternovoy
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Nicolas Pitre
BayLibre
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Olof Kindgren
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Philipp Tomsich
VRULL GmbH
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Robert Owen
Imagination Technologies
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Tariq Kurd
Huawei Technologies
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.
2021
Wei Wu
In recognition of helping to make the RISC-V community special, welcoming, connected and collaborated.

RISC-V Service Award

RISC-V Service Award

This award is for notable personal dedication to RISC-V success and is nominated and awarded when determined by RISC-V leadership. It is not an annual award so may not happen every year.

2021
Celeste Cooper
Western Digital
In recognition of dedicated service to RISC-V in growing marketing and visibility.
2021
Ted Marena
Western Digital
In recognition of dedicated service to RISC-V in growing marketing and visibility.

Other awards

RISC-V Innovation Founders Awards

2020
Andrew Waterman
SiFive
In recognition of the industry impact initiated by the technical leadership and generous contribution of the founding inventors and innovators of the RISC-V ISA.
2020
Dave Patterson
UC Berkeley
In recognition of the industry impact initiated by the technical leadership and generous contribution of the founding inventors and innovators of the RISC-V ISA.
2020
John Hauser
In recognition of the industry impact initiated by the technical leadership and generous contribution of the founding inventors and innovators of the RISC-V ISA.
2020
Krste Asanovic
SiFive, UC Berkeley
In recognition of the industry impact initiated by the technical leadership and generous contribution of the founding inventors and innovators of the RISC-V ISA.
2020
Yunsup Lee
SiFive
In recognition of the industry impact initiated by the technical leadership and generous contribution of the founding inventors and innovators of the RISC-V ISA.

RISC-V Ratification Awards

This group recognition happens at the time of ratification and is generally accepted by chair and vice chair of the governing work group. Individual recognition may also be decided by governing committee, task group chairs, and RISC-V staff.

2021
Bitmanip Task Group
Zb[abcs]
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
Cache Management Operations Task Group
Base CMO
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
Crypto Task Group
Cryptoscalar
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
FP in Integer Registers Task Group
Zfinx
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
Half Width Floating Point
Zfh
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
Hypervisor
Hypervisor
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
Privileged Architecture
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
Trusted Execution Environment Task Group
ePMP
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
Vector Task Group
Vector
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.
2021
Virtual Memory Task Group
Virt Mem 2021
In recognition of multiple extension ratifications in the area of operations.

RISC-V Technical Spot Recognition

Technical contribution not directly related to ratification, awarded at the time of contribution, not for organizing or progress – example update GCC optimizer to take advantage of an extension. Nominations are submitted via form by any technical group chair. Reviews will be held and recipients announced quarterly.  The number of awards are unlimited.  Initiated in 2022, awards are decided by governing committee chairs and the RISC-V staff.

RISC-V Gratitude

Thank you awards for non-technical contributions. Includes academic, marketing, etc.  Initiated in 2022, nominations may be submitted via form.

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