AGENDA (Austin)

The RISC-V ISA has spawned a worldwide revolution in the semiconductor ecosystem by democratizing access to custom silicon with robust design platforms and custom accelerators. SiFive is fueling the momentum with myriad hardware and software tools for new and innovative RISC-V based solutions for IoT, AI, networking and storage applications. Attendance is free and includes lunch and plenty of time to meet and network with the speakers.

Please join us for the SiFive RISC-V Symposium in Austin on February 21st, starting at 08:00 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704.

08:00 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00

Welcome and Introduction, by Keith Witek, SVP Corporate Development and Strategy, SiFive

09:00 - 09:30

RISC-V History and State of the Union, by Ted Speers, RISC-V Foundation Board Member

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote: Leading Semiconductor Design Revolution, by Naveed Sherwani, CEO, SiFive

10:00 - 10:20

Ecosystem Partner Presentation

10:20 - 10:40

Freedom HiFive RISC-V Development Platforms, by Jahoor Vohra, Sr. FAE, SiFive

10:40 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:20

A Systems Perspective on Compression in Deep Learning, by Esha Choukse, PhD Candidate in Computer Architecture, UT Austin

11:20 - 11:40

RISC-V Custom SoC Solution for SSD Controller, by Nagendra Shivakumar, Sr. Technical Solutions Manager, SiFive

11:40 - 12:00

State of RISC-V Academic Research, by UT Austin Faculty

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and Demos

13:00 - 13:20

RISC-V Core IP for Target Vertical Markets, by Aniket Saha, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, SiFive

13:20 - 13:40

RISC-V Software Ecosystem to Drive Industry-Wide Adoption, by John Round, Software Fellow, Chief Software Architect, NXP

13:40 - 14:00

SoC IP for Target Vertical Markets, by Pramod Gollapudi, Technical Manager, SoC IP, SiFive

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote: Bring Real-Time to Linux with RISC-V Based SoC FPGA, by Tim Morin, Director of Product Line Marketing, Microchip

14:30 - 14:50


14:50 - 15:10

Platform Security--A Detailed Comparison of RISC-V MultiZone to TrustZone, by Don Barnetson, Co-Founder, Hex Five Security

15:10 - 15:40

Tutorial: SiFive Core Designer, by Drew Barbier, Sr. FAE, SiFive

15:40 - 15:50

Video: Design Your Own CPU!!

15:50 - 16:00

Closing Remarks, by Chris Wallop, Director of Sales, SiFive

16:00 - 17:00