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RISC-V's Humble Beginnings Belie its Importance - 10 Things to Know

The RISC-V platform has gained global acceptance. Do you know these 10 aspects of the tech?

Since its inception over 10 years ago, the RISC-V processor instruction set and supporting platforms have grown into a global phenomenon. According to Gartner, the RISC-V foundation now has 450 members, covering major players from the hardware, software, semiconductor, and IT industries like Alibaba, Google, Huawei, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, STMicroelectronics, Micron, Western Digital, and Microchip. In addition, several technology heavyweights, organizations, and governments have announced their plan of adopting RISC-V.

This gallery highlights 10 key aspects and news that anyone interested in RISC-V development should know.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.

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