Samsung joins Linux-initiated RISE project for RISC-V development

Misha Lu, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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Samsung Electronics has announced on June 2 its participation as a steering board member in the RISC-V Software Ecosystem (RISE) project initiated by the Linux Foundation Europe. The new project, launched on May 31, aims to foster collaboration among software and hardware vendors to expedite the availability of high-performance and power-efficient RISC-V cores running advanced operating systems for diverse market segments. Apart from Samsung, participants of the project include Andes, Google, Intel, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek, Nvidia, Qualcomm Technologies, Red Hat, Rivos, SiFive, T-Head and Ventana.

Mark Skarpness, VP and GM of system software engineering at Intel, noted that "accelerating RISC-V support in the open source software ecosystem, aligned with platform standards, is critical to the growth of RISC-V adoption." Gabriele Columbro, general manager of Linux Foundation Europe, emphasized the importance of RISC-V in the European technology and industrial landscape. "The RISE Project is dedicated to enabling RISC-V in open source tools and libraries like LVM and GCC to speed implementation and time-to-market," said Columbro. Amber Huffman, chair of the RISE Project, pointed to the growing popularity of RISC-V and the strong progress across a variety of new use cases. However, Huffman noted that the momentum must be supported by "performant, secure, reliable and commercial-ready software."

Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International, expressed gratitude for the progress made in RISC-V adoption and highlighted the shared mission to accelerate its adoption. The collective investment of the RISC-V community, including the contributions of thousands of engineers and the establishment of the RISE Project, will further propel the growth and development of RISC-V technology.

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