SiFive Has Been Building SoC platform for Those Markets with Our DesignShare IP Partners for Benefit Of RISC V On Automotive and Embedded System Sector
Today, SiFive and Open-Silicon, two leading technology providers of the semiconductor industry have announced first of its kind Design Contest in India during the Pune Chapter of the Tech Symposium today. SiFive will collaborate with the best ideas and provide the winners’ access to custom CPU IP, design support, and help to deliver working samples for the chip. The contest will run from 21 August until 30 November 2018.
Biggest Beneficiaries: Vendors in Automotive and Embedded Systems
At the time of this event, Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy, SVP of Operations and GM of SoC Division, SiFive, spoke to us about the key takeaways from the event and the trends in the technology. Dr. Shafy said, “SiFive is focusing on smart edge IoT, smart storage, machine learning, and AI. SiFive has been building SoC platform for those markets with our DesignShare IP partners. There are lots of demand for building custom chips for certain vertical markets, including automotive and embedded systems. SiFive and RISC-V can help these companies realize custom silicon much faster.”
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In a candid chat with us, Dr. Shafy said, “SiFive builds SoC platforms for connected IoT vehicles and devices with DesignShare IP partners. The end customer will be able to build custom SoCs based on the platform we’ve put together by adding their own custom IP. RISC-V based chips are the next game-changer in the AI and IoT market.”
Shafy added, “Chip architecture has received renewed interest from a spate of startups and leading chipmakers like Intel, AMD, the open instruction set architecture based RISC-V can disrupt the market significantly. RISC-V based chips are increasingly being preferred by governments across the globe to deliver solutions in a fast and efficient manner.”
SiFive is focusing on smart edge IoT, smart storage, machine learning, and AI. SiFive has been building SoC platform for those markets with our DesignShare IP partners. There are lots of demand for building custom chips for certain vertical markets, including automotive and embedded systems. SiFive and RISC-V can help these companies realize custom silicon much faster.
RISC V Removes the Roadblocks to Semiconductor Innovation, Including Cost and Access to Custom Silicon
RISC-V, an open instruction set architecture has stirred a revolution in the industry and is rapidly increasing its ecosystem. It is being preferred by a leading system, chip design organizations, several start-ups, and governments around the world. The tech symposium in Pune enabled industry experts, students, and engineers to share their thoughts on RISC-V ecosystem, custom silicon solutions especially for the automotive and embedded system sectors among others. The esteemed speakers used the platform to discuss the nuances of standardization of RISC-V ISA for all computing devices. The speakers also provided impetus on Government of India’s RISC V Processor project by C-DAC and hardware designing.
Dr. Shafy added, “RISC-V removes the roadblocks to semiconductor innovation, including cost and access to custom silicon. By leveraging open source and democratizing access to all, we will see many of the industry’s best ideas coming from previously untapped talent.”
Currently, Open-Silicon, a SiFive Company, provides traditional ASIC design, derivative and platform custom SoCs, and delivers fully-tested silicon and platforms. Open-Silicon’s OpenMODEL™ is the semiconductor industry’s first end-to-end custom SoC development solution to select best-in-class technology from the open market and apply it through an engineering process focused on three goals: a low total cost of ownership, high schedule predictability, and high reliability.
S. Krishnakumar Rao, Associate Director, C-DAC, Krishnakumar Ramamoorthi, Sr. Staff Product Marketing, Microsemi; Kunal Ghosh, Director & Co-Founder, VSD, Anagha Ghosh, Business Head & Co-Founder, VSD, Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy, SVP of Operations and GM of SoC Division, SiFive, Dr. Yunsup Lee, CTO of SiFive, Huzefa Cutlerywala, MD of Open-Silicon India, and Devendra Godbole, IP Engineering Manager, Open-Silicon, attended the events along with other luminaries from the silicon and IoT industry.