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Loyal HotHardware readers, you know all about RISC-V, right? Well, just in case you don't, a brief refresher is in order. RISC-V is an instruction set architecture like ARM or x86, but unlike those, it's completely free and open-source. That means anyone can make their own RISC-V CPU if they have the resources to do... Read more...
Intel doesn't have a long history of fabricating other people's processors, but the company has made it clear that it seeks to make that a major part of its business going forward. In case you missed it, Intel's Foundry Services (IFS) is accepting customers from around the globe, and the company will make chips with... Read more...
Intel is making a few key major foundry moves to bolster its IDM 2.0 strategy, such as setting up a massive $1 billion innovation fund to support both early-stage startups and established companies that are engineering disruptive technologies in the semiconductor space. However, what is most surprising amid today's... Read more...
Experimenting with SiFive's HiFive Unmatched RISC-V development board over the last few weeks has felt a bit like stepping back in time. The experience left me feeling a bit nostalgic. Picture this. It's 1997. I'm a high school sophomore. I head over to my friend's house after class because a long-awaited CD with something called "Slackware... Read more...
Do you possess detailed knowledge of RISC-V Instruction Set Architectures (ISAs) and fancy yourself someone who can manage multiple tasks and self-prioritize? If so, then you may be a good candidate for a job opening at Apple, one that suggests the company might be dipping its toe into an open-source alternative to... Read more...
In what could be a major move in the chip industry, Intel is said to have offered somewhere north of $2 billion to acquire SiFive, a semiconductor design startup specializing in the open source RISC-V architecture. It would be a huge investment, though comparatively dwarfed by NVIDIA's $40 bid to buy Arm, which is... Read more...