Ventana Micro Systems Joins RISC-V International Board

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With its upgraded membership, Ventana founder and CEO Balaji Baktha will be joining the RISC-V Board of Directors.

Ventana Micro Systems Inc., a developer of high-performance data center class RISC-V processors, has upgraded to the Premier membership level at RISC-V International, a global open hardware standards organization.

With its upgraded membership, Ventana’s founder and CEO Balaji Baktha will be joining the RISC-V Board of Directors. In parallel, Ventana’s co-founder and CTO, Greg Favor, will be joining the RISC-V Technical Steering Committee (TSC).

Ventana has been significantly involved in RISC-V developments over the past few years, and Favor is Chair of the RISC-V Privileged Architecture ISA Committee. Some of Ventana’s contributions include its work to help develop the Fast Track Architecture Extension Process (Fast Track) that streamlines the ratification of small architecture extensions.

Ventana also played an active role in the ratification of ZiHintPause, the first extension to be ratified under the new process. For these efforts and more, Favor was recognized by RISC-V with a 2020 RISC-V Top Technical Contributor award.

“Thanks to the strategic investment of members like Ventana, RISC-V has significantly accelerated and expanded our technical deliverables, ratifying a variety of new specifications, and rolling out new processes for increased efficiency,” said Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International. “Ventana’s investment signals the industry adoption and expansion of RISC-V as Ventana addresses a variety of applications with its high-performance cores.”

 

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