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

10 Jan 2023 » El Correo Libre Issue 58
Preparations Begin for Latch-Up 2023 The FOSSi Foundation is very pleased to announce that Latch-Up will go ahead in 2023!..... more

01 Jan 2023 » Latch-Up and ORConf return in 2023
We announced in ECL 57 our North American open source silicon conference “Latch-Up” will return in 2023. And it will..... more

12 Dec 2022 » El Correo Libre Issue 57
Latch-Up 2023 is a Go! The FOSSi Foundation is proud to announce Latch-Up, a conference dedicated to free and open..... more

08 Nov 2022 » El Correo Libre Issue 56
Mission Accomplished - LibreCores is Closing Down Effective immediately, LibreCores, the community hub and IP core directory site is closing..... more

19 Oct 2022 » Mission accomplished! LibreCores is closing down
Effective immediately, LibreCores, the community hub and IP core directory site is closing its virtual doors. Seven years ago, we..... more

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