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SiFive — Jun 28, 2022
Leading RISC-V innovator investing in people, community, and Cambridge, with plans to hire more than 100 within two years
SiFive — Jun 21, 2022
Leading performance for AI inference, Image Processing, and Datacenter applications driving double-digit design wins
SiFive — Jun 16, 2022
WHAT: Onsite at Embedded World 2022, SiFive will be demonstrating its leadership in vector processing and showcasing its SiFive® Intelligence™ X280 processor. Based on the RISC-V Vector Extension (RVV) Version 1.0 that was ratified by RISC-V International in 2021, SiFive’s vector processing addresses the explosive demand for data driven applications. As the market continues to witness new applications with multiple cores and added AI, ML, and computer vision capabilities, faster and power efficient processing is imperative. Built on RISC-V’s open standard foundation, SiFive’s vector processors deliver easy-to-program, scalable, flexible, and power efficient solutions to address today’s modern workloads.
BrainChip — Apr 5, 2022
BrainChip’s AkidaTM is a revolutionary advanced neural networking processor architecture that brings AI to the edge in a way that existing technologies are not capable, with high performance, ultra-low power, and on-chip learning. SiFive Intelligence™ solutions with their highly configurable multi-core, multi-cluster capable design, integrate software and hardware to accelerate AI/ML applications. The integration of BrainChip’s Akida technology and SiFive’s multi-core capable RISC-V processors will provide a highly efficient solution for integrated edge AI compute.
SiFive — Mar 31, 2022
Singer to drive company hypergrowth, accelerating high-performance processor IP roadmap to challenge Arm
SiFive — Mar 16, 2022
$175M Series F Investment Led by Coatue Validates Relentless Pursuit of Processor Innovation
SiFive — Feb 7, 2022
Intel Innovation Fund Combines with SiFive RISC-V Leadership, IP, and Experience to Enable Custom SoC Design
Electropages — Jan 31, 2022
SiFive is creating a new infrastructure to support accelerated ASIC and FPGA design flows, IP delivery, and SoC development. These new developments comprise state-of-the-art compiler algorithms, novel build system integration, and new Verilog RTL generation techniques. It needed a powerful compiler test and verification tool, not only to verify the functionality of its current compiler offering, but also to assist in developing its new IDE infrastructure. The tool SiFive selected was SuperTest from Solid Sands.
SiFive — Jan 17, 2022
Deep Vision licenses SiFive Intelligence X280 processor to deliver greater flexibility and AI inference pre-processing for many markets
Electronics Weekly — Jun 22, 2022
SiFive has released the latest version of its SiFive Intelligence X280 processor, which introduces new features including scalability up to a 16-core cache-coherent complex, WorldGuard trusted protection, and an interface allowing for integration between the X280 vector unit and customer-designed external AI accelerators or other coprocessors, called VCIX (Vector Coprocessor Interface eXtension).
EEWeb — Apr 29, 2022
Over the past few years, supply chain issues have shaken up the chip industry and have reinforced how important it is to have a competitive market for IP and silicon that isn’t controlled by any one company or country. That’s why we’re seeing a strong push from many regions to boost their domestic semiconductor industries, from the European Chips Act to the America Competes Act to India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. The open RISC-V architecture is playing a central role in these strategies by giving everyone an opportunity to innovate and compete.
EE Times — Apr 20, 2022
SiFive and BrainChip have partnered to show their IP is compatible in SoC designs for embedded artificial intelligence (AI). The companies have demonstrated BrainChip’s neuromorphic processing unit (NPU) IP working alongside SiFive’s RISC–V host processor IP.
VentureBeat — Apr 5, 2022
AI processor maker BrainChip, which makes ultra-low-power neuromorphic chips and supporting software, and SiFive, founder of the RISC-V computing genre, today announced they have combined their respective technologies to offer chip designers optimized artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for edge computing.
EE Times — Mar 16, 2022
SiFive has raised $175 million in a series F funding round aimed at accelerating its processor roadmap and strengthen its position in the market against Arm. The investment puts the company valuation at over $2.5 billion, and in a position to prepare itself for an initial public offering (IPO) next year.
The Register — Mar 16, 2022
SiFive is pulling in nearly $400m in funding this year between a new investment round and the proceeds of a business sale with the ambitious mission of eclipsing rival Arm – and the x86 world of Intel and AMD – with processor designs for everything from smartphones to servers.
The Information — Mar 16, 2022
Semiconductor startup SiFive said Wednesday that it has raised $175 million in a Series F funding round at a $2.5 billion post-money valuation. SiFive is the biggest startup centered around RISC-V, an open-source semiconductor technology that competes with Arm Ltd in supplying an underlying framework of chips called an instruction set architecture.
Forbes — Mar 16, 2022
SiFive, Inc., today announced it has raised $175 million in a Series F financing round, valuing the RISC-V company at over $2.5 billion. The Series F round was led by Coatue Management. SiFive intends to use the funds to accelerate the development of the company’s RISC-V products, future roadmap, and develop the ecosystem for the open-source Arm challenger. Intel Capital, Sutter Hill, SK Hynix Inc., and Qualcomm Ventures are also investors. The company has now raised over $350M in capital.
siliconANGLE — Mar 16, 2022
SiFive Inc., a computer chip startup that’s developing processor technology based on the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture, said today it has raised a hefty $175 million in a late-stage round of funding.
VentureBeat — Mar 16, 2022
Chip design firm SiFive has raised $175 million at a $2.5 billion as RISC-V emerges as an alternative processor architecture.
The funding comes at a time when RISC-V is showing greater momentum as an alternative processor architecture to those run by Intel/AMD and Arm.
Silicon Valley Business Journal — Mar 16, 2022
SiFive just raised $175M in new funding. Its CEO says the failed Nvidia-Arm deal boosted its business
Nvidia's attempt to buy Arm scared many in the chip industry. That's been a boon to SiFive...
Bloomberg — Mar 16, 2022
Chip startup SiFive Inc. raised $175 million from investors such as Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., giving it enough funding to work toward going public.
Reuters — Mar 16, 2022
SiFive, Inc., a RISC-V chip technology startup in Silicon Valley, said on Wednesday it raised $175 million in its latest round of funding and is now valued at $2.5 billion.
Protocol — Mar 16, 2022
The new funding, which values SiFive at $2.5 billion, was designed to help the company establish RISC-V as a real option in the market for third-party chip designs dominated by Arm.
CRN — Feb 3, 2022
This group of semiconductor giants and chip startups are poised to make big waves in 2022 between new products, merger and acquisition deals and other newsworthy events. As Arm’s future stewardship has become increasingly uncertain, SiFive has risen as an alternative chip designer for companies that want to make their own processors. The main differentiator for SiFive: its use of the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture.