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Purvi Shenoy, Marketing Engineer—May 30, 2019
The Design Revolution in Europe: Highlights From the SiFive Tech Symposiums
We just wrapped up our six-city tour in Europe, which included Cambridge, Grenoble, Stockholm, Moscow, Munich and Amsterdam. Together with our co-hosts, Qamcom, Syntacore, Imagination Technologies and Mentor; and ecosystem partners, Rambus, IAR Systems, UltraSoC, Antmicro, SecureRF, Credo and lowRISC, we engaged with over 500 responses/registrations throughout the tour.
One of the highlights was having people from the audience come onto the stage and use SiFive's Core Designer to build their own customized CPU core on the fly. They were able to accomplish this task very quickly and easily and also walk away with a design that will deliver the precise results they wanted.
Another highlight was hearing about the RISC-V based research taking place at Europe's premier academic institutions. We heard from lecturers, professors, researchers and students from many schools including the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, the LCIS Laboratory at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), KTH at The Royal Institute of Technology, Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISP RAS), and Munich University of Applied Sciences.
We were incredibly happy to share the stage with our co-hosts and ecosystem partners, and to have them share their ideas, innovations and solutions. The level of interactive engagement between the presenters and audience is always inspiring. As you can see in the photos, there was a lot of energy and collaboration, which of course is the cornerstone of the RISC-V ISA. These events have also proven to be an excellent opportunity for showcasing the SaaS-based approach that is democratizing access to the custom cores, design platforms and custom SoC solutions for emerging applications.
We'd like to thank each of our co-hosts and partners for joining us in fostering education, innovation, networking and idea sharing within the global open-source community. We are grateful for their support and to share in the collaborative success that open source brings to the hardware community.
Throughout the month of June, we are hosting SiFive Tech Symposiums in the Asia-Pacific region and Australia. To learn more, or to register for the event closest to you, please visit sifivetechsymposium.com.