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

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Recent activity

09 Sep 2021 » GSoC 2021 Was a Success!
As summer comes to an end, we have also completed this year’s iteration of Google Summer of Code (GSoC). We..... more

13 Jul 2021 » FOSSi Foundation welcomes Jonathan Balkind on the board of directors
The Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation is happy to announce today that Jonathan Balkind is joining the board of..... more

28 Jun 2021 » GSoC Class of 2021
The FOSSi Foundation is happy to introduce our Google Summer of Code Class of 2021 projects. This year we are..... more

11 Mar 2021 » Cocotb 1.5.0 is out!
The cocotb project is proud to announce the release of its new version 1.5.0. cocotb is a COroutine based COsimulation..... more

10 Mar 2021 » Become a GSoC student 2021!
We are delighted to announce that we have once again been selected as a mentor organisation for the 2021 edition..... more

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