SiFive Launches Freedom FOSS SoC Platforms

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SiFive announced its flagship Freedom family of system on a chip platforms.

The platforms are based on the free and open source RISC-V instruction set architecture that several of the company’s founders created at the University of California at Berkeley.

SiFive’s Freedom U500 and E300 platforms take a new approach to SoCs, redefining traditional silicon business models and reversing the industry’s increasingly high licensing, design and implementation costs.

“The software cost is a huge part of taking any chip to production,” noted Jack Kang, SiFive’s VP of product and business development.

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