The Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation

Welcome to the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation. FOSSi Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the mission to promote and assist free and open digital hardware designs and their related ecosystems. FOSSi Foundation operates as an open, inclusive, vendor-independent group.

What is Free and Open Source Silicon?

Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) are components and systems that are inside silicon devices (‘chips’). It is our core belief that building blocks that form such digital devices can be made free and open

Who are we?

FOSSi Foundation was created by a group of individuals coming from industry and academia, each with long experience in working on prominent Open Source projects within the digital design and embedded areas. The foundation is managed by directors, formed by the members and backed by sponsors

Our mission

  • Support and promote open standards development and their use
  • Support community events and organize regular events
  • Encourage industry participation in open source IP design
  • Assist hobbyists and academic institutions with opening their work to the public
  • Support the development and maintenance of a web site, aimed at providing a platform for free and open source silicon

Further details about our values and goals can be found in the FOSSi Foundation manifesto

Stay up to date

Every month we at the FOSSi Foundation collect the news highlights in the FOSSi ecosystem for you, so you can stay up-to-date without much hassle. Our newsletter is called El Correo Libre, and you can get it delivered to your email inbox, read it online, or in your feed reader.

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Recent activity

14 Jun 2022 » El Correo Libre Issue 51
Google Launches Resource Portal for Building Open Silicon Google, as part of its partnership with Efabless and Skywater Technologies on..... more

10 May 2022 » El Correo Libre Issue 50
RISC-V Architecture Profiles v0.6 Published “For Discussion Only” The first formal releases of the RISC-V Profiles specification, v0.5 and v0.6,..... more

14 Apr 2022 » El Correo Libre Issue 49
VeriGPU is a Permissively-Licensed ML GPU Core, “Loosely Based” on RISC-V Machine learning researcher Hugh Perkins is working on a..... more

11 Apr 2022 » Apply Now For GSoC 2022!
We have once again been selected as a mentor organisation for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2022. Google Summer of..... more

06 Mar 2022 » El Correo Libre Issue 48
CHIPS Alliance Forms F4PGA Workgroup for Open-Source FPGA Tooling The CHIPS Alliance has announced the formation of the FOSS Flow..... more

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