Moore's Lobby Podcast

Leading the RISC-V Revolution, SiFive Aims to Take the Computing Industry Throne

Episode #72 / 1:02:35 / February 27, 2024 by Daniel Bogdanoff
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Episode Sponsor: Mouser Electronics

SiFive is helping lead the RISC-V revolution in automotive, Android, and AI. Senior VP Jack Kang joins the Moore’s Lobby podcast to provide his insights on the success of SiFive and the open-standard RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA).

During his fascinating career, Jack Kang has had the opportunity to work on iconic, massively successful products like the Microsoft Xbox Kinect and Nintendo Switch. Today, as one of the founding members of SiFive, Kang works alongside several of the creators of the RISC-V ISA to bring new products to market. 

SiFive is developing products based on the open RISC-V standard to deliver high-performance, low-power density processors for applications from wearables to data centers, edge computing, and aerospace. 

HiFive Unmatched development board features a superscalar RISC-V processor. Image used courtesy of SiFive

The highlights of this conversation between Kang and our Moore’s Lobby host, Daniel Bogdanoff, include:

  • His big career break 
  • The transition from huge companies to a startup
  • Open-source versus open-standard
  • The security system that SiFive donated to the RISC-V community

 

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsor! 

 

 

Meet Jack Kang

Jack Kang leads business development, customer experience, and corporate marketing groups at SiFive. As one of the founding members of SiFive, Jack has been heavily involved in the company's growth. His responsibilities include strategic business initiatives, partnerships, technical sales support, and corporate messaging. 

 

 

Before the founding of SiFive, Jack worked at NVIDIA and Marvell, where he held a variety of senior business development, product management, and product marketing positions. 

Jack received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has over 20 U.S. patents related to CPU design.

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