2022 Summer Internship - Out-of-Order Core Design

About SiFive

As the pioneers who introduced RISC-V to the world, SiFive is transforming the future of compute by bringing the limitless potential of RISC-V to the highest performance and most data-intensive applications in the world. SiFive’s unrivaled compute platforms have enabled leading technology companies around the world to innovate, optimize, and deliver the most advanced solutions of tomorrow across every market segment of chip design, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, automotive, datacenter, mobile, and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits.

What You Will Work On:

As an Intern on the Out-of-Order Core Design team, you will develop RTL for SiFive’s flagship RISC-V core series using the Chisel hardware description language. Specific projects will depend on the interests of the candidate, but may include RTL feasibility studies, power analysis/reduction, and/or re-designing/improving small logic modules.

What You Will Learn:

  • Digital logic and RTL design principles.
  • The Chisel hardware design generator language.
  • High-performance CPU micro-architecture, power analysis and optimization techniques.
  • How to work as part of a tight-knit, agile team that stresses good coding, documentation, testing, and code review practices.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a similar discipline. 
  • Familiarity or academic experience with Object Oriented Programming or functional programming is strongly preferred.
  • Basic understanding of RTL design, Verification, or Computer Architecture.

SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

If you yearn to be challenged and wish to work in an environment where the boundaries of your creativity and skills will be tested, then SiFive is the place for you!

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