SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP, today welcomed Brite Semiconductor, an ASIC service company invested by SMIC, to the growing DesignShare ecosystem. The partnership enables Brite Semiconductor to offer DDR IP, which complies with DDR2/3/4 and LPDDR2/3/4, up to 2667MT/s. Brite Semiconductor’s DDR technology will make it easier for SiFive customers to speed data transfer rates on their RISC-V based SoCs within a reduced power envelope.
Andes Technology Corporation, the prominent CPU IP provider, and SiFive Inc., the leading provider of ASIC design service and RISC-V CPU Core IP, have announced they are joining forces to jointly promote RISC-V. The two companies will each contribute their unique expertise in CPU development and support to expand the ecosystem for the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) to enable a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration.
SiFive will hold its 2018 Technical Symposium in Shanghai. As the first company to bring commercial RISC-V IP to market, SiFive will provide an overview of the RISC-V instruction set architecture, its history and future trends; an introduction to the RISC-V ecosystem; a summary of the latest RISC-V cores and platforms; and demonstrations from SiFive and its partners.
This week saw another indication that open source hardware is ready to seriously vie for a slice of the enterprise IT pie. On Monday the major company behind the open source RISC-V processor, SiFive, reported it had raised $50.6 million in a Series C funding round, bringing total funding to $64.1 million.
The RISC-V architecture is making an impression. That was reflected Monday in the announcement of $50.6 million raised by SiFive, a semiconductor startup that has been leveraging the free and open source architecture to reduce the cost and manpower required for chip development.
With the race to next-generation silicon in full swing, the waterfall of venture money flowing into custom silicon startups is already showing an enormous amount of potential for some more flexible hardware for an increasingly changing technology landscape — and Naveed Sherwani hopes to tap that for everyone else.