For years RISC-V has been an obscure side project of the chip industry hiding in the shadow of two giants – x86 and ARM ecosystems. Till recently the most significant achievement of the RISC-V platform has been a 32-bit RISC-V core called SweRV released by Western Digital in February 2019. WD developed SweRV based processors to use in their flash controllers and SSDs.
Everything has changed with a threat of US banning China from x86 and ARM ecosystems. Under the threat of US technological boycott the Chinese companies went full steam after the only open source alternative – RISC-V and in July 2019 Alibaba Group dropped the bomb announcing 2.5 GHz 16-core 64bit XuanTie 910 processor, fastest RISC-V processor to date.
With IBM opening the POWER Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) the OpenPOWER architecture is also becoming a force to be reckoned with, being supported by 350 industry giants, including IBM, Google, Inspur Power Systems, Yadro, Hitachi, Wistron, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Red Hat.
The market analysis report quantifies market opportunities in emerging RISC-V and Open POWER infrastructure markets by the following segments:
- IP Qualification
- and more.