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Emerging Technology Analysis: Opportunities of Open Instruction Set Architecture RISC-V

Published: 28 February 2020

ID: G00465423

Analyst(s): Amy Teng , Roger Sheng


Business models are changing, and the growth in IoT devices creates a new marketplace for innovation and opportunity. Tech CEOs can benefit from the open, flexible nature of RISC-V, making custom processors more practical to differentiate products.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
  • Technology Impact
    • RISC-V Stimulates a Broad Range of Collaboration Across the Semiconductor Industry, Lowering of the Barrier to Entry for Custom Processors
    • RISC-V Offers Better Portability and Flexibility for IoT Processors Requiring High-Level Customizations
    • RISC-V Helps IoT Processors Adopt Multicore More Cost-Effectively
  • Technology Adoption
    • Semiconductor Vendors Are Investing in RISC-V and Streamlining Design Resources to Drive Chip Innovation and Market Adoption
    • Cloud Service Providers and Leading OEMs Will Leverage RISC-V to Add Product and Service Value
  • References

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