SiFive - February 07, 2022

RISC-V is Ready for Great Challenges

SiFive joins the Intel Foundry Services IP Alliance program to broadly enable innovative new computing platforms

In 2021, SiFive evolved our industry-leading RISC-V portfolio of processor IP into three families, each with a focused purpose. The SiFive Essential™, SiFive Performance™, and SiFive Intelligence™ families leverage the expertise of our company founders who created RISC-V and our talented engineers to build products that will address the entire semiconductor industry, from embedded applications to performance-driven uses and applications powered by AI/ML. The SiFive portfolio of RISC-V processors enables choice in the pureplay IP market to enable computing platforms optimized for the market application.

As part of the mission to expand RISC-V to every market and application, SiFive works with leading semiconductor foundries to enable their customers to quickly adopt SiFive technology and optimize their designs. We’re excited to announce that SiFive is partnering with Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Accelerator – IP Alliance program, to optimize SiFive IP for IFS customers and deliver maximum performance and value from both technologies.

SiFive previously announced a collaboration with Intel using the SiFive Performance P550 processor to build a RISC-V development platform, codenamed “Horse Creek,” combining Intel’s leading-edge interface IP such as a PCIe® and DDR with SiFive high-performance CPU IP. We’re excited to extend our relationship with IFS to ensure the full SiFive RISC-V processor portfolio is available to IFS customers, including the recently announced SiFive Performance P650 processor. As the world’s fastest commercially available RISC-V processor IP, the SiFive Performance P650 extends RISC-V into new markets including automotive, AI/ML, client computing, data center, and mobile, among others. To stay informed on updates on the “Horse Creek” RISC-V developer board, please register here.

“We are pleased to announce the IFS Ecosystem Alliance as a major step forward for Intel's foundry ambitions,” said Rahul Goyal, VP and GM of Intel Product & Design Ecosystem Enablement. “We are excited to have SiFive join the alliance. We look forward to partnering with SiFive to extend their leadership IP with IFS for the benefit of our mutual customers world-wide.”

You can learn more about the SiFive portfolio in our recent presentations at the RISC-V summit, available for replay on YouTube here:

At SiFive, you can work alongside experienced industry leaders and the inventors of RISC-V. We encourage you to consider SiFive as the next stage of your career, as we look for talented individuals in many areas to help accelerate our mission of greater choice in the pureplay processor IP market. You can view our career options here.

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