Antmicro a founding sponsor of the RISC-V Foundation


Antmicro, an international research and development company known for its work with emerging technologies in embedded and cyber-physical systems, announced that it has become one of the 16 founding members of the RISC-V Foundation. Antmicro is therefore joining other industry leaders such as Google, HP and Oracle in an effort to propagate RISC-V as the standard Instruction Set Architecture for new industrial implementations.

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The Foundation’s formal incorporation took place in August 2015, but the first founding members’ meeting was held during the 3rd RISC-V Workshop at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA on January 5th-6th, 2016. On this occasion, Antmicro’s Board Member and Business Development Manager Michael Gielda gave a lecture on the company’s successful implementation of RISC-V in the world’s first open source 4K filmmaking camera, the Axiom Gamma.

“Historically, Antmicro have been strong contributors to various open source software and hardware projects and we welcome their participation in the RISC-V community. With their experience in developing open source based embedded systems, Antmicro will be a key member of the RISC-V Foundation”, said Rick O’Connor, Executive Director of the RISC-V Foundation.

With its strong tooling support, growing ecosystem as well as very low barriers of adoption, RISC-V is very well positioned to replace many of the non-standard, proprietary cores still present in the industry today, allowing companies to offload the cost of developing and supporting custom toolchains and isolated ecosystems by utilising an open standard.

“We see participating in the RISC-V Foundation as a natural consequence of our previous activity in open source and open hardware movements and our work encompassing embedded software, FPGA and hardware. We intend to strengthen the software ecosystem of RISC-V and participate in the marketing activity of the Foundation to increase the awareness of RISC-V and its adoption in real-world applications” – said Michael Gielda, Business Development Manager or Antmicro.

To learn more about Antmicro as well as our and our partners’ work with RISC-V, join us at the 4th RISC-V Workshop to be held on July 12th-13th, 2016 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Antmicro will also be exhibiting at Embedded World 2016 in Nuremburg, Germany on February 23rd-25th, 2016 – find us in Hall 4A, booth 121, presenting the Axiom 4K camera and a range of other technologies. You can also visit our website at

About RISC-V

RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is an open instruction set architecture (ISA) that was originally designed to support computer architecture research and education and is now set become a standard open architecture for industry implementations under the governance of the RISC-V Foundation. RISC-V was originally developed in the Computer Science Division of the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

About Antmicro

Antmicro Ltd is an industrial R&D company which combines latest software and hardware technologies to create advanced products for its customers. Basing on internal R&D and its own development frameworks, Antmicro provides know-how and guidance to customers looking to innovate by applying new technological developments to solve practical problems across various verticals. Antmicro’s projects often involve computer vision, FPGA SoCs, heterogeneous, multi-core and/or multi-node systems.

For further information please contact: Antmicro Ltd, Michael Gielda, Business Development Manager, +48 504 631 956,