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SiFive raises $175 million after selling OpenFive SoC design unit to Alphawave

Mar 16, 2022

RISC-V IP leader SiFive announced it has raised $175 million in Series F financing from Coatue, which values the company at over $2.5 billion. Earlier this week, SiFive sold its OpenFive SoC design business to AlphaWave for $210 million.

Renesas unveils Linux-driven RISC-V SoC based on an Andes AX45MP core

Mar 3, 2022

Renesas announced a headless, 1GHz “RZ/Five” IoT SoC that runs Linux on Andes’ AX45MP RISC-V core with support for up to 4GB DDR4-1600, 1x or 2x GbE ports, 2x CAN, and 2x USB. A SMARC module is in the works.

Intel’s $1 billion investment in IFS focuses on RISC-V and open chiplets

Feb 7, 2022

Intel announced a $1 billion fund to boost RISC-V, x86, and Arm IP development at Intel Foundry Services and revealed IFS collaborations with Andes, Esperanto, SiFive, and Ventana Micro using RISC-V and “open chiplet” technology. The chipmaker also joined RISC-V International.

Neuropmorphic edge AI accelerator available in $499 mini-PCIe board

Jan 21, 2022

BrainChip has launched a $499 “Akida AKD1000 Mini PCIe Board” equipped with its neuromorphic, event-based Akida neural networking chip for edge AI. The kit comes with BOM and design layout files.

Intel launches 12th Gen Alder Lake mobile H-, P-, and U-series

Jan 5, 2022

[Updated: 12PM] — Intel announced dozens of 12th Gen Alder Lake mobile CPUs with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, including the up to 14-core, 5GHz Turbo H-series, the mid-range P-series, and 9-15W U-series. There is also a new Linux-driven, RISC-V based EyeQ Ultra autonomous driving chip.

Intel’s Alder Lake-H debuts on Adlink modules

Jan 4, 2022

[Updated: Jan. 5] — Adlink unveiled “Express-ADP” Type 6 and “COM-HPC-cADP” Client “B” modules based on Intel’s recently leaked 12th Gen Alder Lake-H CPUs, featuring 16x PCIe Gen4 and 64GB DDR5. Seco, meanwhile, is prepping a COM-HPC Client “A” module.

AI box PC combines a 10th Gen CPU, dual 2.5GbE and dual PCIe for medical analytics

Dec 13, 2021

IEI’s Linux-ready “HTB-210-Q470 AI Box PC” runs on Comet Lake-S and supplies up to 128GB DDR4, 2x 2.5GbE, M.2 A- and M-key, and PCIe x4 and x16 for Nvidia Tesla T4. Intel plans to phase out Comet Lake-S in 2022.

SiFive adds mid-range Essential 6-Series RISC-V cores, including two Linux-ready models

Dec 8, 2021

SiFive announced a “21G3” release of its RISC-V cores, including a new, embedded focused “Essential 6-Series” featuring the Linux-ready, 64-bit U64 and a similar U64-MC designed for quad-core SoCs.

Two 64-bit RISC-V cores debut: StarFive Dubhe and CAS Nanhu

Dec 8, 2021

StarFive has launched its 64-bit RISC-V “Dubhe” core with up to 2GHz @ 12nm performance plus Vector and Hypervisor extensions. Meanwhile, the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced a similarly Linux-friendly, 14nm RISC-V RV64GC “XiangShan Nanhu” core that also clocks to 2GHz.

Imagination Catapults into RISC-V

Dec 7, 2021

Imagination unveiled four RISC-V-based “Catapult” CPU cores: two 32-bit MCU cores and two 64-bit designs that run Linux, including an automotive functional safety core.

SiFive claims fastest RISC-V core yet with Cortex-A77 like P650

Dec 3, 2021

SiFive has launched a high-end “P650” core for up to 16-core SoCs that features the latest RISC-V Hypervisor spec, one of 15 that were just ratified by RISC-V Int’l. Meanwhile, Andes speeds up its Linux-friendly AndesCore 45MP and NX27V cores.

Compact, $529 desktop runs Linux on octa-core Arm SoC

Nov 23, 2021

DragonBox has launched a $529 “Phytium D2000 ARMv8 Mini PC” that runs Linux on an octa-core Phytium D2000 and offers a Radeon RX550 GPU, 16GB DDR4, a 512GB NVMe SSD, 6x USB, and HDMI 2.0b and GbE ports.

12th Gen Alder Lake chips arrive with DDR5, PCIe Gen5, and a Thread Director

Nov 18, 2021

[Updated: Nov. 19] — Intel has launched its first 12th Gen “Alder Lake” CPUs, starting with desktop models led by a 16-core Core i9-12900K. The sub-10GHz CPUs feature a hybrid design that balances load between Performance and Efficient cores.

Hailo-8 NPU bundles up with Kontron Pico-ITX and embedded PC

Nov 16, 2021

Kontron is providing Hailo’s up to 26-TOPS, 3-TOPS per Watt Hailo-8 NPU with its i.MX8M-based pITX-iMX8M Pico-ITX SBC and Whiskey Lake based KBox A-150-WKL systems running Linux.