February 12, 2019

SiFive to Host 50+ RISC-V Technology Symposia Throughout the World

Powerful and engaging events advance global knowledge about the RISC-V ISA and foster greater collaboration and opportunity within the open-source community

Attendees will learn about the available design platforms, software and IP solutions that are democratizing access to custom silicon

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Feb. 12, 2019 – SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor core IP, design platforms and silicon solutions, today announced it will host more than 50 RISC-V Technology Symposia throughout the world in 2019. In partnership with co-hosts and many other key participants in the RISC-V ecosystem, these events will promote the open instruction set architecture and foster deeper collaboration and engagement within the global open-source community. These events are open to anyone interested in learning more and/or engaging in the RISC-V ecosystem, including electronics professionals, academicians and students, government bodies and electronics associations, as well as developers, implementers, and hobbyists.

The Technology Symposia are free to attend and will feature presentations by industry veterans, academic luminaries, and many others who have been instrumental in democratizing access to custom silicon through RISC-V based tools and platforms. Attendees will learn about customizable CPU cores, SoCs and IP blocks, and the SaaS-based approach that is enabling fast and easy access to them. There will be presentations and exhibits showcasing the myriad hardware and software tools for new and innovative RISC-V based solutions for IoT, AI, networking and storage applications.

"We believe the RISC-V ISA has spawned a revolution in the global semiconductor industry by democratizing access to custom silicon with robust design platforms and custom accelerators, thus paving the way for the next 50 years of computing design and innovation," said Naveed Sherwani, CEO, SiFive. "These Technology Symposia underscore our commitment to the open instruction set architecture, and to ensuring that any and all stakeholders within the semiconductor design community have a platform for meaningful collaboration and exploration of available technologies and solution platforms."

The Technology Symposia will take place in over 50 cities throughout the United States, China, Pakistan, Europe, Asia, India, Bangladesh, Australia, the Middle East, Mexico and other South American countries. For more information, or to find the symposium closest to you, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.sifivetechsymposium.com.

About SiFive

SiFive is the leading provider of market-ready processor core IP, development tools and silicon solutions based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture. Led by a team of seasoned silicon executives and the RISC-V inventors, SiFive helps SoC designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized, open-architecture processor cores, and democratizes access to optimized silicon by enabling system designers in all market verticals to build customized RISC-V based semiconductors. Located in Silicon Valley, SiFive has backing from Sutter Hill Ventures, Spark Capital, Osage University Partners, Chengwei, Huami, SK Hynix, Intel Capital, and Western Digital. For more information, visit www.sifive.com.