The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the open, free RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) forward, today announced that the Foundation’s membership has exceeded more than 100 organizations, individuals, academics and universities from 19 countries and six continents around the world. Since its inception in 2015, RISC-V has quickly evolved its ecosystem to feature established technology giants and emerging startups all working together to enable a wide range of open-source and proprietary RISC-V hardware and software solutions. This milestone marks a more than 120 percent year-over-year membership growth since November 2016.
RISC-V is the first to offer an alternative to the existing closed and costly ISAs. It’s because of this freedom that the RISC-V ecosystem continues to rapidly grow, empowering startups and enterprises to innovate quickly without expensive and timely contract negotiations from proprietary ISA suppliers. As a result, members are solving some of today’s most complex design challenges including security, performance, power, efficiency, flexibility and more.
“RISC-V membership is moving at an exceptionally fast pace and it’s at this speed that we’re also witnessing new RISC-V designs, implementations and products hitting the market regularly,” said Rick O’Connor, executive director of the non-profit RISC-V Foundation. “Surpassing 100 members is a huge success for the RISC-V community that is comprised of multiple committees, chairs, technical and marketing groups, not to mention the in-house member projects. The Foundation appreciates the support and momentum from our members and looks forward to continuing our work together.”
RISC-V members are located across six continents, with members representing countries including the United States, Canada, Germany, India, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, among others. Platinum members include Bluespec, Cortus, C-SKY, Google, Huawei, Micron, Microsemi, NVIDIA, NXP, Qualcomm, Rambus, Samsung, SiFive, UC Berkeley and Western Digital Corporation.
To become a member today, visit: https://riscv.org/membership-application/.
RISC-V is hosting its 7th Workshop Nov. 28 – 30, 2017 at the Western Digital campus in Milpitas (951 SanDisk Dr., Milpitas, Calif., 95035). To register for the event, please visit: https://riscv.org/2017/09/7th-risc-v-workshop-registration/
To learn more about the RISC-V Foundation, its open, free architecture and membership information, please visit: https://riscv.org.