OpenFive Joins Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Consortium

OpenFive Joins Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Consortium
by Kalar Rajendiran on 07-19-2022 at 10:00 am

Snapshot of Contributing Members of UCIe

Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) is an open specification that defines the interconnect between chiplets within a package. The objective is to enable an open chiplet ecosystem. Although the initial specification for UCIe was developed by Intel, a consortium was announced in March with Intel, AMD, Arm, Google,… Read More


Alphawave IP and the Evolution of the ASIC Business

Alphawave IP and the Evolution of the ASIC Business
by Daniel Nenni on 03-21-2022 at 6:00 am

Alphawave IP OpenFive

Alphawave IP has agreed to acquire OpenFive, a SiFive business unit (formerly Open-Silicon) for $210m in cash. Having spent many years in the ASIC business which included working with Open-Silicon, Alphawave, and OpenFive here is my perspective on the acquisition:

This acquisition accomplishes two things: First it trims down… Read More


The Intel Foundry Ecosystem Explained

The Intel Foundry Ecosystem Explained
by Daniel Nenni on 02-15-2022 at 5:00 am

Intel Tower Semiconductor Acquisition

Exciting times for the semiconductor industry! Last week Intel announced a billion dollar fund to build a foundry ecosystem and today Intel announced they are acquiring foundry Tower Semiconductor for $5.6 billion dollars, WOW! Some people doubted Intel’s commitment to the foundry market this time. I think we can now put that… Read More


Webinar – Comparing ARM and RISC-V Cores

Webinar – Comparing ARM and RISC-V Cores
by Daniel Payne on 10-14-2021 at 10:00 am

Mirabilis Webinar, October 21

Operating systems and Instruction Set Architectures (ISA) can have long lifespans, and I’ve been an engineering user of many ISAs since the 1970s. For mobile devices I’ve followed the rise to popularity of the ARM architecture, and then more recently the RISC-V ISA which has successfully made the leap from university… Read More


WEBINAR: Architecture Exploration of System-on-chip using VisualSim Hybrid RISC-V and ARM Processor library

WEBINAR: Architecture Exploration of System-on-chip using VisualSim Hybrid RISC-V and ARM Processor library
by Daniel Nenni on 07-26-2021 at 6:00 am

Aug5 TechTalk 2

80% of specification optimization and almost 100% of the performance/power trade-offs can be achieved during architecture exploration of product design.  RISC-V offers a huge opportunity with lots of pipeline and instruction set enhancement opportunities.  Can it really attain the utopian success that people are looking… Read More


Enhancing RISC-V Vector Extensions to Accelerate Performance on ML Workloads

Enhancing RISC-V Vector Extensions to Accelerate Performance on ML Workloads
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-17-2021 at 10:00 am

SuperCharge ML Performance

During the week of April 19th, Linley Group held its Spring Processor Conference 2021. The Linley Group has a reputation for convening excellent conferences. And this year’s spring conference was no exception. There were a number of very informative talks from various companies updating the audience on the latest research and… Read More


Enabling Edge AI Vision with RISC-V and a Silicon Platform

Enabling Edge AI Vision with RISC-V and a Silicon Platform
by Tom Simon on 03-15-2021 at 10:00 am

AI Chipset Market

AI vision processing moving to the edge is an undeniable industry trend. OpenFive, the custom silicon business unit of SiFive, discusses this trend with compelling facts in their recent paper titled “Enabling AI Vision at the Edge.” AI vision is being deployed in many applications, such as autonomous vehicles, smart cities, … Read More


CEO Interview: Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy of OpenFive 

CEO Interview: Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy of OpenFive 
by Daniel Nenni on 03-05-2021 at 6:00 am

Shafy Eltoukhy

Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy has over 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He served as VP and BU manager of the Analog Mixed Signal Group at Microsemi. He was the VP of Operations and Technology Development at Open-Silicon. He was the VP of Technology at Lightspeed Semiconductor where he joined the founding team that invented… Read More


SiFive Expands RISC-V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference

SiFive Expands RISC-V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-11-2020 at 10:00 am

SiFive Expands RISC V Technology and its Ecosystem at the Fall Linley Processor Conference

 

As the Linley Fall Processor Conference winds down, there are certain presenting companies that left a lasting impression.  SiFive is one of those companies. On October 21, SiFive introduced the newest member of the SiFive Intelligence family of processor coresSiFive Intelligence family of processor cores, based on… Read More