SiFive and Open-Silicon, which is one of two global giants of the semiconductor industry started their six-city RISC-V Tech Symposium Tour from the city of Hyderabad.
The Tech Symposium was attended by some of the leaders of the industry and dignitaries such as Shri MM Pallam Raju, Former Union Minister, Government of India; Mr. Keshav Dattatreya Nayak, Scientist and Former Director General DRDO; Manu Verma, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Microsemi Corporation; Varma Konala, Business Head, Smart Devices, Intel Corporation; Kunal Ghosh, Director & Co-Founder, VSD and Anagha Ghosh, Business Head & Co-Founder, VLSI System Design along with Dr. Krste Asanovic, Chairman of RISC-V Foundation and Mr. Sunil Shenoy, VP of Hardware Engineering, SiFive.
RISC-V, which is also an open instruction set architecture has shaken up the technology world and is rapidly increasing its core sort of ecosystem. It is being preferred by some of the leading system, chip design organizations, several start-ups and governments across the globe.
The tech symposium in Hyderabad provided a platform for industry experts, students and engineers to share their thoughts on the future of RISC-V, its impact on defense sector, state of India’s semiconductor industry, hardware startups, embedded systems, IoT among others. The event enabled its diverse audience on the nuances of standardization of RISC-V ISA for all types of computing devices.
The speakers also provided impetus on the operational efficiency required in the Military and Defense sector and the need to meet this demand through advancing custom system-on-chip (SoC) technology.
Design Idea Contest 2018
At the time of event, SiFive also announced first of its kind Design Contest in India. The Design Contest aims to enable some of the most underutilized ideas from academia, students, research institutions and open source communities. SiFive will collaborate with the best ideas and provide the winners’ access to custom CPU IP, design support, and help in delivering working samples for the chip. The contest will run from the time period between the 21st August to 30th November 2018.