Pretty much the whole team is in Zurich this week for the RISC-V Workshop and inaugural Week of Open Source Hardware, with a packed programme that got off to a start today and which runs all the way through to Friday afternoon.

This morning lowRISC board member, Professor Luca Benini, gave a RISC-V Workshop keynote entitled, Energy efficient computing from Exascale to MicroWatts: The RISC-V playground. Our friends and close collaborators at PULP Platform are giving a number of talks this week and, we’re pleased to say, so are members of the lowRISC team!

On Thursday 13th there will be a morning session dedicated to Open Source Licensing and at 10:50 Alex Bradbury will be presenting a lowRISC experience report, immediately following which he’ll then be participating in a panel discussion moderated by the FOSSi Foundation’s Stefan Wallentowitz. Later the same day at 16:10, Google engineer and lowRISC board member, Dom Rizzo, will be speaking about Google and the Free and Open Source Hardware Community.

The following day on Friday 14th at 09:20, Philipp Wagner will be giving a talk entitled, Ibex and The Mountain of Open Participation: How lowRISC develops its Ibex CPU core and lets everyone participate. Then Philipp will be taking to the stage for a second time at 14:40 to give another talk on Python-powered hardware verification with Cocotb.

If you’re in Zurich this week please do say hello and if you can’t spot us from the team photo on the website — it already needs updating! — be sure to follow the Twitter feed for team updates and also be on the lookout for people wearing a lowRISC pin.

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We provide a home for multi-partner projects that deliver verified, high quality IP and tools, which provide the solid foundations that are necessary for the rapid development cycles required for next generation silicon products. lowRISC employs an engineering team in Cambridge, UK, working on our own developments, partner projects, and work-for-hire that is aligned with our mission.

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