Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Thursday, April 22, 2021

RISC-V

Former Qualcomm CEO Signs On As Advisor to 5G Chipmaker EdgeQ

EdgeQ, a Silicon Valley startup that’s building a customizable RISC-V system-on-a-chip (SoC) that includes a 5G modem, got a big boost today when it announced that former Qualcomm CEO ...Full Article

Esperanto Unveils ML Chip with Nearly 1,100 RISC-V Cores

At the RISC-V Summit yesterday, Art Swift, CEO of Esperanto Technologies, announced a new, RISC-V based chip aimed at machine learning and containing nearly 1,100 low-power cores based on ...Full Article

Nvidia-Arm Deal a Boon for RISC-V?

If and when Nvidia closes its $40 billion acquisition of Arm Ltd., the transaction could provide a boost for the competing RISC-V architecture. As regulators in the U.S., China ...Full Article

DARPA Chip Effort Pivots to Securing US Supply Chain

A three-year-old Defense Department electronics initiative is bearing fruit in the form of public-private partnerships in areas ranging from post-Moore’s Law chip architectures to the growing national security requirement ...Full Article

SiFive Adds Tools for Cloud-Based Chip Design

Chip designers are drawing on new cloud resources along with conventional electronic design automation (EDA) tools to accelerate IC templates from tape-out to custom silicon. Among the challengers to ...Full Article

Qualcomm Invests in RISC-V Startup SiFive

Investors are zeroing in on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture and the processor intellectual property being developed by a batch of high-flying chip startups. Last fall, Esperanto ...Full Article
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