SiFive Delivers Record Growth in 2022 with Fast-Growing Roster of New Customers and Products
Emphasizes leadership in RISC-V and proven performance and power density benefits
San Jose, California, December 13, 2022 – At the RISC-V Summit today, SiFive, Inc., the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, celebrated its impressive year of growth and technical achievements. SiFive has announced collaborations with some of the world’s largest chip companies and hyperscale data centers in 2022 as the company is laser-focused on expanding growth. Today, SiFive has design wins with over 100 customers, including 8 of the top 10 semiconductor companies, in applications including automotive, AR/VR, client computing, data center and the intelligent edge. This year, the company launched new products for a range of fast-growing and high-volume markets, including a comprehensive automotive portfolio, and expanded its presence globally. This momentum was recognized last week when SiFive was awarded the prestigious 2022 Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company award by the Global Semiconductor Alliance GSA.
“It’s been an outstanding year for SiFive as we’ve partnered with some of the largest companies on the planet to address their unmet needs, shifted our portfolio and revenue from embedded to industry-shaking high-performance RISC-V products, and expanded. our global footprint,” says Patrick Little, CEO and Chairman at SiFive. “With the rapid growth of SiFive and rapidly increasing demand for our products, and the overall growth of the RISC-V ecosystem, as we have said before, the future of RISC-V has ‘no limits’ as we the company to new heights.”
SiFive has made incredible technical progress over the past year, launching several products with unmatched computing performance and efficiency. The new SiFive Performance™ P670 and P470 RISC-V processors raise the bar for innovative designs in high-volume applications such as wearables, smart homes, industrial automation, AR/VR and other consumer devices. The company launched its SiFive Automotive™ E6-A, X280-A and S7-A solutions to address critical needs for current and future applications such as infotainment, cabin, connectivity, ADAS and electrification. In addition, SiFive has enhanced its popular SiFive Intelligence™ X280 processor IP to meet the accelerated demand for vector processing, especially for AI and ML applications.
The company has continued to deepen its collaborations and partnerships as it works to transform the future of computing and define what comes next. Through partnership with Microchip, SiFive is part of NASA’s next generation High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) processor, delivering a 100x increase in computing power to help power the next generation of planetary and surface missions. In addition, the X280 processor with the new SiFive Vector Coprocessor Interface Extension (VCIX) is used as the AI Compute Host to provide flexible programming in a leading data center. SiFive also announced its work with companies including BrainChip, Kinara (Deep Vision), Synopsys and ProvenRun, as well as a broad set of operating system, software tools and EDA ecosystem processors for the SiFive Automotive family of processors
Another major milestone for SiFive is the company’s partnership with Intel to fuel innovation in high-performance RISC-V platforms. SiFive supports Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Innovation Fund’s goal of building innovative new multi-ISA computing platforms, including RISC-V platforms optimized for Intel process technology. The IFS Innovation fund will support the creation of disruptive technologies to address modern computing challenges, with the Intel-SiFive collaboration aiming to expand the RISC-V ecosystem. At the show, the companies revealed more details about the HiFive Pro P550 development system (codenamed Horse Creek); this high-performance development system will enable the RISC-V ecosystem to productively create software when it becomes commercially available later in 2023.
SiFive’s outstanding growth, technical achievements and partnerships have been recognized by prestigious organizations. In addition to the recent GSA Awards recognition, SiFive was awarded a 2022 TSMC Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Partner of the Year Award. Additionally, SiFive ranked among the top 10 percent of Inc. s fastest growing private companies in America list.
To meet strong customer demand for SiFive’s innovative RISC-V IP, SiFive has expanded its workforce to more than 550 employees and opened new offices around the world, including a Research & Development (R&D) Center in Cambridge, United Kingdom , a design center in Bangalore, India, and a new office in Hyderabad, India.
At the RISC-V Summit, which takes place from December 12-15 in San Jose, California and virtually, SiFive will present in more than 10 sessions, including a keynote on December 13 at 10:35 am. PT with SiFive’s CEO Patrick Little: “RISC-V Spotlight: Delivering on Real Customer Challenges.” To learn more about SiFive’s business, stop by the SiFive booth in the RISC-V Summit Expo Hall.
As the pioneers who introduced RISC-V to the world, SiFive is transforming the future of computing by bringing the unlimited potential of RISC-V to the world’s highest performance and most data-intensive applications. SiFive’s unmatched computing platforms have enabled leading technology companies around the world to innovate, optimize and deliver tomorrow’s most advanced solutions across every market segment of chip design, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, automotive, data center, mobile and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits. For more information, please visit SiFive.com.