Today I visited Hanover to talk at the Tensilica Day 2017. I was invited by the Cadence Academic Network to give some insights into the state of open source processors and FOSSi. The audience was mainly academic and working on application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIP) and hence some thoughts about the open source ecosystem were welcome very much. It was an interesting event and I had some great discussions. Please find my slides here.
As another great update we announce an event organized by us in Munich, Germany, on March 23: Open Source Silicon with RISC-V. Krste Asanovic will speak about RISC-V, Rob Mullins and Alex Bradbury about lowRISC, and I will give a brief overview of why and how the FOSSi Foundation operates. If you live nearby, please come by and don’t forget to register.