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SiFiveDec 13, 2022

SiFive Delivers Record Growth in 2022 with Fast-Growing Roster of New Customers and Products

Highlights leadership in RISC-V and proven performance and power density benefits

San Jose, Calif., Dec. 13, 2022 – At the RISC-V Summit today, SiFive, Inc., the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, celebrated its impressive year of growth and technical achievements. In 2022 SiFive announced collaborations with some of the world’s largest chip companies and hyperscale datacenters, as the company has been laser-focused on expanding growth. Today SiFive has design wins with more than 100 customers, including 8 of the top 10 semiconductor companies, in applications including automotive, AR/VR, client computing, datacenter, and the intelligent edge. This year the company rolled out new products for a range of fast-growing and high-volume markets, including a comprehensive automotive portfolio, and expanded its presence globally. This momentum was recognized last week when SiFive was awarded the prestigious 2022 Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award by the Global Semiconductor Alliance GSA.

“This was a standout year for SiFive, as we collaborated with some of the biggest companies on the planet to tackle their unmet needs, shifted our portfolio and revenues from embedded to high performance RISC-V products that are shaking up the industry, and expanded our global footprint,” said Patrick Little, CEO and Chairman at SiFive. “With the fast-paced growth of SiFive and rapidly increasing demand for our products, and the overall growth of the RISC-V ecosystem, as we’ve said before, the future of RISC-V ‘has no limits’ as we take the company to new heights.”

SiFive has made incredible technical progress over the last year, rolling out several products with unparalleled compute performance and efficiency. The new SiFive Performance™ P670 and P470 RISC-V processors raise the bar for innovative designs in high volume applications like wearables, smart home, industrial automation, AR/VR, and other consumer devices. The company introduced its SiFive Automotive™ E6-A, X280-A, and S7-A solutions to address critical needs for current and future applications like infotainment, cockpit, connectivity, ADAS, and electrification. Plus, SiFive enhanced its popular SiFive Intelligence™ X280 processor IP to meet the accelerated demand for vector processing, especially for AI and ML applications.

The company has continued to deepen its collaborations and partnerships as it works to transform the future of compute and define what comes next. Through partnership with Microchip, SiFive is a part of NASA’s next generation High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) processor, which delivers a 100x increase in computational capability to help propel next-generation planetary and surface missions. Additionally, the X280 processor with the new SiFive Vector Coprocessor Interface Extension (VCIX) is being used as the AI Compute Host to provide flexible programming in a leading datacenter. SiFive also announced its work with companies including BrainChip, Kinara (Deep Vision), Synopsys, and ProvenRun, as well as a broad set of OS, Software Tools, and EDA ecosystem processors for the SiFive Automotive Family of processors

Another big milestone for SiFive is the company’s partnership with Intel to spark innovation in high-performance RISC-V platforms. SiFive is supporting Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Innovation Fund’s goal to build innovative new multi-ISA computing platforms including RISC-V platforms optimized for Intel process technology. The IFS Innovation fund will support the creation of disruptive technologies to address modern computing challenges, with the Intel-SiFive collaboration aiming to extend the RISC-V ecosystem. At the show, the companies unveiled more details about the HiFive Pro P550 Development System (code named Horse Creek); this high-performance development system will enable the RISC-V ecosystem to productively create software when it is commercially available later in 2023. Patrick Little and Bob Brennan of Intel show off the new Hi-Five Pro P550 development board

SiFive’s stellar growth, technical achievements, and partnerships have been recognized by prestigious organizations. In addition to the recent GSA Awards recognition, SiFive was awarded a 2022 TSMC Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Partner of the Year award. Additionally, SiFive ranked in the top 10 percent of Inc.’s fastest growing private companies in America list.

To meet the strong customer demand for SiFive’s innovative RISC-V IP, SiFive has expanded its headcount to more than 550 employees and has opened new offices around the world, including a Research & Development (R&D) Center in Cambridge, United Kingdom, a design center in Bangalore, India, and a new office in Hyderabad, India..

At the RISC-V Summit, taking place from Dec. 12-15 in San Jose, Calif. and virtually, SiFive is presenting in more than 10 sessions, including a keynote on Dec. 13 at 10:35 a.m. PT with SiFive’s CEO Patrick Little: “RISC-V Spotlight: Delivering on Real-World Customer Challenges.” To learn more about SiFive’s business, stop by the SiFive booth in the RISC-V Summit Expo Hall.

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, data center, mobile, and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits. For more information, please visit SiFive.com.

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SiFiveNov 2, 2022

SiFive Awarded TSMC Open Innovation Platform Partner of the Year

Santa Clara, Calif., November 3, 2022 - SiFive, Inc. the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, today announced it has received the 2022 TSMC Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Partner of the Year award, in the Emerging IP Company category. Dr. L.C Lu, TSMC fellow and vice president of design and technology platform, presented the distinguished award to SiFive executives at the recent TSMC 2022 OIP Ecosystem Forum in Santa Clara, CA. The recognition reflects the ongoing innovation and collaboration between the two companies that is furthering the momentum of RISC-V.

The Partner of the Year award honors TSMC OIP ecosystem partners' pursuit of excellence in next-generation silicon enablement over the past year.

“OIP Partner of the Year award-winning companies work relentlessly to achieve the highest standards of design, development, and technology implementation to accelerate silicon innovation,” said Dan Kochpatcharin, Head of Design Infrastructure Management Division at TSMC. “SiFive’s partnership with TSMC and leadership in the RISC-V architecture enable our mutual customers to achieve next-generation design innovation for key spaces, such as HPC, mobile, and automotive.”

“The global SiFive team is honored to be recognized with this prestigious TSMC award for our partnership, RISC-V leadership, and continued innovation,” said Yunsup Lee, Co-founder and CTO. “This award reflects the importance both companies place on our long-term innovation partnership and the great work by teams in both companies. SiFive offers leading power and area efficiencies in a modern architecture supported by the global RISC- V ecosystem, and working with TSMC we are able to do so on the most advanced process nodes and together help proliferate RISC-V.”

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SiFiveNov 1, 2022

SiFive’s New High-Performance Processors Offer a Significant Upgrade for Wearable and Consumer Products

Next generation P670 and P470 RISC-V Processors bring ultimate flexibility and balance of performance and efficiency for next-generation wearables and smart consumer devices

Santa Clara, Calif., November 1, 2022 - SiFive, Inc. the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, today announced two new products that address the need for high performance and efficiency in a small size in high volume applications like wearables, smart home, industrial automation, AR/VR, and other consumer devices. The SiFive Performance™ P670 and P470 RISC-V processors bring unparalleled compute performance and efficiency that is significantly raising the bar for innovative designs in these high-volume markets. The modern and innovative SiFive design methodologies bring raw compute density that is a substantial advantage for SiFive Performance products and also translates into significant cost savings for customers.

“The P670 and P470 are specifically designed for, and capable of handling the most demanding workloads for wearables and other advanced consumer applications. These new products offer powerful performance and compute density for companies looking to upgrade from legacy ISAs,” said Chris Jones, SiFive VP of Product. “We have optimized these new RISC-V Vector enabled products to deliver the performance and efficiency improvements the industry has long been asking for, and we are in evaluations with a number of top-tier customers. Additionally, as the upstream enablement of RISC-V has started within the Android Open Source Project, (AOSP), designers will have unrivaled choice and flexibility as they consider the positive implications with that platform for future designs.”

"We are excited to see RISC-V solutions for wearable and consumer devices becoming a reality, and we are looking at possibilities of integrating SiFive’s latest products into Snapdragon platforms,” said Ziad Asghar, Vice President, Product Management- Snapdragon Technologies and Roadmap at Qualcomm.

"Samsung’s System LSI Business holds a wide portfolio of solutions for various applications, such as mobile, wearables and other consumer devices. We look forward to evaluating how the latest RISC-V innovations from SiFive can enhance our offerings,” said Jinpyo Park, VP of the Innovative AP Development Team, Samsung Electronics System LSI Business.

“SiFive continues to be a market leader in the growing and maturing RISC-V space and again shows its leadership with its new SiFive Performance P670 and P470 RISC-V processors,” said Todd R. Weiss, an analyst with Futurum Research. “These latest and powerful new processors give SiFive feature and performance advantages that will gain plenty of attention from device makers and consumers who want more from their devices. SiFive has been growing its reputation for some time and is truly ready to shake up the marketplace.”

Features

The SiFive Performance P470 and P670 products offer a finely-tuned combination of compute-density, power efficiency, and robust feature sets ideal for a wide range of applications and markets:

• Support for virtualization, including a separate IOMMU for accelerating virtualized device IO

• Full, Out-of-Order, RISC-V Vector implementation, based on the ratified RISC-V Vector v1.0 Specification

• First to market with the RISC-V Vector Cryptography extensions

• SiFive WorldGuard system security

• Full RISC-V RVA22 profile compliance

• New, Advanced Interrupt Architecture (AIA) compliant interrupt controller, with better support for Message Signal Interrupts (MSI) and virtualization

• Enhanced scalability with fully coherent multi-core, multi-cluster, with support for up to 16 cores

SiFive Performance P670

The P670 is ideal for applications like premium wearables, networking, robotics, and mobile. The P650, which excludes the vector unit, is already shipping to lead customers and is being used in applications that do not require the additional capabilities that vector compute offers or are more area constrained.

The feature rich P670:

• achieves a maximum frequency exceeding 3.4GHz in 5nm,

• has performance of greater than 12 SpecINT2k6/GHz, offering optimized performance in a constrained area and power envelope,

• offers higher single threaded performance and 2x compute density compared to legacy solutions, and

• includes a 2x 128-bit Vector ALUs compliant with the ratified RISC-V Vector v1.0 specification

SiFive Performance P470

The P470 is SiFive’s first efficiency-focused Out-of-Order, area optimized, vector processor, ideal for applications like wearables, consumer, and smart home devices. Expanding on the proven P500-Series, the P470 is significantly smaller than competing solutions and optimized to have best-in-class performance efficiency and area density. The P470 was designed to also serve as a companion to the P670 processor for demanding applications that require a sharing of compute resources while optimizing power consumption.

The P470 offers a significant upgrade to legacy efficiency cores, achieving a maximum frequency exceeding 3.4GHz in 5nm, and greater than 8 SpecINT2k6/GHz, within a minimal area and power envelope.

Other P470 features include:

• 4x compute density in comparison to leading competitor

• Includes 1x 128-bit RISC-V Vector ALU compliant with the ratified RISC-V Vector v1.0 specification

SiFive will also release the P450 – an area-optimized version of the P470 that excludes the Vector Unit.

A presentation highlighting the benefits of the new products will be made at the Linley Fall Microprocessor Conference later today.

For more information on SiFive’s market-leading RISC-V IP portfolio, please visit SiFive.com/risc-v-core-ip.

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SiFiveOct 25, 2022

SiFive and Synopsys Collaborate to Accelerate SoC Design

New Synopsys Fusion QuickStart Implementation Kits Deliver Enhanced Power, Performance and Area for SiFive RISC-V Processors

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 25, 2022 – SiFive and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced their new collaboration to accelerate the design and verification of SiFive RISC-V processor-based SoCs. The collaboration provides mutual customers with Synopsys Fusion QuickStart Implementation Kits (QIKs) that optimize the power, performance and area (PPA) of SiFive’s Intelligence™ X280 and Performance™ P550 processor cores. Synopsys Fusion QIKs for SiFive processors leverage the Synopsys Fusion Compiler™ RTL-to-GDSII product and Synopsys Design Space Optimization (DSO.ai™), which autonomously explores multiple design spaces to enhance PPA metrics. By using the implementation scripts and reference guides included in the QIKs, designers can accelerate the development of their SiFive processor-based SoCs.

“As we push the performance of application-specific processors, our collaboration with Synopsys enables us to deliver higher quality, PPA-optimized RISC-V solutions that meet and beat our customers’ compute goals,” said Yunsup Lee, co-founder and CTO at SiFive. “Synopsys has early access to SiFive’s processors under development, enabling the companies co-optimize the processors and Synopsys’ tools. This collaboration delivers Synopsys Fusion QIKs for mutual customers to quickly achieve their challenging design targets for their specific application requirements. We look to extend our collaboration to include verification flows, as well as Foundation and Interface IP.”

“The trend towards application-specific silicon is helping to address the intensive compute demands of advanced high-performance systems,” Sanjay Bali, vice president of Marketing and Strategy for the EDA Group at Synopsys. “Our collaboration with SiFive to provide Synopsys Fusion QIKs enables designers to achieve the optimal quality-of-results for their custom RISC-V-based SoCs.”

Fusion QIKs for SiFive X280 and P550 processors are available for download today through Synopsys SolvNetPlus.

Collaborating to Achieve Design Targets Quickly and Confidently In addition to the Fusion QIKs, SoC designers using SiFive RISC-V processors can take advantage of key Synopsys technologies, including: • The Synopsys Digital Design Family, which provides a framework to achieve optimum PPA across all leading technology processes via a shared engine for implementation, test and signoff of power-optimized architectures for SiFive cores. • The family also includes Synopsys Silicon Lifecycle Management Family optimization software, which enables SiFive users to quickly find the best configurations of their software stack to maximize performance of SiFive cores. • The Synopsys Verification Family, which speeds software development, verification throughput and time-to-market for SiFive based designs, including virtual prototyping with models of SiFive’s cores, simulation, formal verification, hardware and software debug, emulation, FPGA prototyping and verification IP. • The silicon-proven Synopsys Interface IP products for the most widely used protocols, which deliver the required low latency, high performance, power efficiency and security for data-intensive systems implementing the latest SiFive processor cores.

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SiFiveSep 27, 2022

SiFive and ProvenRun Collaborate to deliver Best-in-Class Security for RISC-V Microprocessors

Paris, France, September 27, 2022 – ProvenRun, a global leader in embedded security, today announced the availability of its flagship secure OS / TEE product called ProvenCore, integrated with SiFive® WorldGuard technology, providing powerful SoC-level mechanism for software isolation.

Modern microprocessor SoCs are designed to reduce cost by housing all functionality in a single device. This race for more features, which inevitably increases the size of the code and introduces pieces of code from multiple origins, can lead to security risks when one vulnerable piece of code can affect another, intentionally or not. Add to this the significant increase in the device's interactions with the environment, which greatly increases the attack surface, and it makes sense to develop solutions that can guarantee that the failure of one part of the software does not affect the correct and complete functioning of other software running on the same platform.

SiFive is the leading provider of market-ready processor core IP based on the open RISC-V instruction set architecture. As part of their open platform secure architecture called SiFive Shield, SiFive offers the SiFive WorldGuard solution to enable Trusted Execution Environment on its RISC-V platforms. SiFive WorldGuard is a hardware-enhanced software isolation solution that provides protection against improper access to memory or devices by software applications and other initiators (such as DMAs). WorldGuard enables designers to create domains, also known as “worlds,” for isolated code execution and data protection. The isolation is based on multiple levels of privilege for each world, to offer SoC-level information control.

The WorldGuard solution provides a system-level approach to securing access to system resources (memory, peripherals) by software applications. This approach is ideal for creating a trusted environment, enabling a Trusted Computing Base (TCB) where the highest level of trust is limited to the secure ROM boot, the Machine-mode firmware, the secure applications, and the OperatingSystems (OSs) that implement them. This base of trust is also referred to as the “Trusted Agent.”

ProvenCore is a secure OS developed by ProvenRun using deductive formal method, to guarantee security properties such as integrity, confidentiality, correctness, and isolation in order to get as close as possible to zero defect, leaving almost no attack surface for hackers. ProvenCore is resilient against the most sophisticated attacks and has received a Common Criteria EAL7 certification. It is a key component for being able to develop security services with a high security assurance level in a cost-effective way. These security services include key services for establishing a Root of Trust (key management service (secure storage), cryptographic operation services, TRNG) but can also address advanced use cases such as Secure Firmware Update, Runtime Integrity Monitoring, Trusted UI, and more.

Using ProvenCore as a “trusted agent” in a WorldGuard configuration achieves best-in-class security for RISC-V architectures, for a scalable and flexible solution with a well-identified and auditable TCB that will meet all security requirements, up to the highest. The implementation of ProvenCore with SiFive WorldGuard can be done by dedicating a core for security, or by isolating two software domains using the same core. The latter is referred to as Trusted Execution Environment, where ProvenCore will coexist with a Rich environment on the same core. A secure monitor will ensure the coordination between the two environments while maintaining the isolation.

“Combining ProvenRun ProvenCore software and SiFive WorldGuard hardware is the best way to address system-level hardware and software isolation with a certifiable solution,” said Chris Jones, VP Products at SiFive.

ProvenRun also offers a variety of services to help device makers securing products for their entire life cycle: • Consulting services such as risk analysis, security architecture definition, certification support, and secure provisioning • Engineering services such as secure boot implementation and security applications development (cryptographic operation, key management, secure firmware update…)

ABOUT PROVENRUN ProvenRun’s mission is to provide customers with the Trusted Products and Services that will help them Embed Security within their infrastructure of connected devices wherever this is required, at the chip, device, edge or cloud levels. With our security consulting services and secure-by-design off-the-shelf product solutions, we resolve the security challenges arising from the IoT revolution while dramatically improving the protection against remote cyberattacks. For more information, www.provenrun.com

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SiFiveSep 13, 2022

SiFive Rolls Out Powerful New RISC-V Portfolio to Address Unmet Performance and Feature Needs of Rapidly Evolving Next-Gen Digital Automobiles

SiFive introduces Automotive E6-A, X280-A, and S7-A products and long-term roadmap

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SiFiveSep 6, 2022

NASA Makes RISC-V the Go-to Ecosystem for Future Space Missions

SiFive X280 delivers 100x increase in computational capability with leading power efficiency, fault tolerance, and compute flexibility to propel next-generation planetary and surface missions

San Mateo, Calif., September 6, 2022 - SiFive, Inc., the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, today announced it is providing the core CPU for NASA’s next generation High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) processor. HPSC is expected to be used in virtually every future space mission, from planetary exploration to lunar and Mars surface missions. HPSC will utilize a multiple SiFive® Intelligence™ X280 RISC-V vector core, with additional SiFive RISC-V cores, to deliver 100x the computational capability of today’s space computers. This massive increase in computing performance will help usher in new possibilities for a variety of mission elements such as autonomous rovers, vision processing, space flight, guidance systems, communications, and other applications.

“As the leading RISC-V, U.S. based, semiconductor company we are very proud to be chosen as part of the most mission critical applications for the World's premier world space agency,” said Jack Kang, SVP Business Development, SiFive. “The X280 demonstrates orders of magnitude performance gains over competing processor technology and our SiFive RISC-V IP allows NASA to take advantage of the support, flexibility, and long-term viability of the fast-growing global RISC-V ecosystem. We’ve always said that with SiFive the future has no limits, and we’re excited to see the impact of our innovations extend well beyond our planet.”

The SiFive X280 is a multi-core capable RISC-V processor with vector extensions and SiFive Intelligence Extensions and is optimized for AI/ML compute at the edge. The X280 is ideal for applications requiring high-throughput, single-thread performance while under significant power constraints. The X280 has demonstrated a 100x increase in compute capabilities compared to today’s space computers. In scientific and space workloads, the X280 provides several orders of magnitude improvement compared to competitive CPU solutions.

The open and collaborative nature of RISC-V will allow the broad academic and scientific software development community to contribute and develop scientific applications and algorithms, as well optimizing the many math functions, filters, transforms, neural net libraries, and other software libraries, as part of a robust and long-term software ecosystem.

The HPSC processor and X280 compute subsystem is expected to be useful to other government agencies in a variety of applications including industrial automation, edge computing, ratification intelligence, and aerospace applications.

For more information on SiFive’s market-leading RISC-V IP portfolio and how it is well-suited for Aerospace and Defense applications, please visit SiFive.com.

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SiFiveJun 28, 2022

SiFive Expands Global Operations, Opens UK R&D Center in Cambridge

Leading RISC-V innovator investing in people, community, and Cambridge, with plans to hire more than 100 within two years

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SiFiveJun 21, 2022

SiFive Enhances Popular X280 Processor IP to Meet Accelerated Demand for Vector Processing

Leading performance for AI inference, Image Processing, and Datacenter applications driving double-digit design wins

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SiFiveJun 16, 2022

Media Alert: SiFive at Embedded World 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.

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BrainChipApr 5, 2022

BrainChip and SiFive partner to deploy AI/ML technology at the edge

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.

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SiFiveMar 31, 2022

SiFive Appoints Nicole Singer as Chief Human Resources Officer to Drive SiFive Growth and Hiring

Singer to drive company hypergrowth, accelerating high-performance processor IP roadmap to challenge Arm

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SiFiveMar 16, 2022

SiFive Leadership in RISC-V Powers $2.5B+ Company Valuation

$175M Series F Investment Led by Coatue Validates Relentless Pursuit of Processor Innovation

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SiFiveFeb 7, 2022

SiFive Partners with Intel to Spark Innovation in High-Performance RISC-V Platforms

Intel Innovation Fund Combines with SiFive RISC-V Leadership, IP, and Experience to Enable Custom SoC Design

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ElectropagesJan 31, 2022

SiFive and Solid Sands are helping to lead the RISC-V revolution

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.

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SiFiveJan 17, 2022

Deep Vision Adopts SiFive RISC-V to Add OpenCV-Enabled AI Support

Deep Vision licenses SiFive Intelligence X280 processor to deliver greater flexibility and AI inference pre-processing for many markets

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Featured Articles

DigiTimesJun 22, 2022

SiFive Enhances Popular Intelligence X280 Processor

Article highlights rapid adoption and recent improvements made to SiFive Intelligence X280 processor.

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Electronics WeeklyJun 22, 2022

SiFive Intelligence Processor Gets Smarter

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).

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EEWebApr 29, 2022

The New Era of Design Freedom Enabled by RISC-V

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.

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EE TimesApr 20, 2022

SiFive and BrainChip Partner to Demo IP Compatibility

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.

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VentureBeatApr 5, 2022

BrainChip, SiFive Partner to Bring AI and ML to Edge Computing

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.

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EE TimesMar 16, 2022

SiFive Raises $175M To Quicken ‘Arm Intercept’ Strategy

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.

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The RegisterMar 16, 2022

SiFive bags $175m to further challenge Arm with RISC-V

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.

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The InformationMar 16, 2022

SiFive raises $175 million at $2.5 billion valuation

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.

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ForbesMar 16, 2022

SiFive Lands $175M Financing

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.

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siliconANGLEMar 16, 2022

Arm rival SiFive raises $175M to accelerate development of its alternative RISC-V chip architecture

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.

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VentureBeatMar 16, 2022

RISC-V chip designer SiFive raises $175M at a $2.5 billion valuation

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.

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Silicon Valley Business JournalMar 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...

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BloombergMar 16, 2022

Chip Designer SiFive Raises $175 Million, Setting Stage for IPO

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.

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ReutersMar 16, 2022

RISC-V chip technology firm SiFive raises $175 mln, valued at $2.5 bln

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.

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ProtocolMar 16, 2022

SiFive raises $175 million in bid to unseat Arm with RISC-V

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.

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CRNFeb 3, 2022

The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Companies To Watch In 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.

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