RISC-V Foundation Hosting Worldwide Series of Getting Started with RISC-V Events

March 23, 2019 by Gary Elinoff

These roadshows will showcase innovative RISC-V implementations from leading RISC innovators.

Conducted in collaboration with the Linux Foundation, these roadshows will showcase innovative RISC-V implementations from leading RISC innovators.

RISC-V is a free and open Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. Founded in 2015, the RISC-V Foundation comprises more than 235 members building a collaborative community of software and hardware innovators powering innovation at the leading edge of technology.



These coordinated roadshows will be taking place in three areas: the USA, China and the EMEA (Europe, The Middle East and Africa).

North America Roadshow

Participating Companies include Andes Technology, Antmicro, Dover Microsystems, Hex Five, Imperas, Microchip Technology, SiFive and Western Digital.


  • Boston – Waltham: April 1 at the Conference Center at Waltham.
  • Austin: April 2 at the Commons Conference Center.
  • Irvine: April 3 at AV Irvine.
  • Bay Area: April 4 at Western Digital in Milpitas.

Click here for information about specific topics and times.


Image courtesy RISC-V Foundation.


China Roadshow

Participating Companies will include Alibaba Group, Andes Technology, CloudBEAR, Codasip, GreenWaves Technologies, Nervos, Nuclei System, NXP, PerfXLab, SiFive, Syntacore, Tangram, UC TECH IP and UltraSoC.


  • Shenzhen: May 6 at the Crowne Plaza Landmark Shenzhen.
  • Chengdu: May 8 at the Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel.
  • Beijing: Stay tuned for details.
  • Shanghai: Stay tuned for details.
  • Hangzhou: Stay tuned for details

Click here to get the specifics for the China agenda.

The Timeliness of RISC

RISC stands for Reduced Instruction Set Computer. A significant advantage that it offers over complex instruction set computers (CISC), is that RISC takes fewer clock cycles to execute an instruction.

The two most powerful mantras in the electronics industry today are to use less power and take up less real estate.

These are areas where RISC devices offer very significant advantages for designers of products for the IoT and for wearables, as prime examples. For these reasons, RISC chips are one of the most active areas of development in electronics today.

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    Ludwig Schreier March 29, 2019

    Nice, will you publish the Europe show here or is there a corresponding site hosted by RISC-V incl. registration etc.?

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      Ludwig Schreier March 29, 2019
      OK, found the announcement:
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