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Open-Source Processors: Bringing Silicon Back to Silicon Valley?

September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Stanford Faculty Club, Stanford University, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

The open-source approach to developing new technologies is entering a new realm, with the potential to change an entire industry. For years, open-source has lived exclusively in the software domain. From Linux to GitHub, open-source software has become a powerful way to bring new products and solutions to market. This open-source transformation in software is now making its way to hardware, with far-reaching implications.

Open-source has the potential to be as big a game-changer in hardware as it has been in software. Companies like Sifive and Esperanto are already commercializing new architectures based on the open-source approach, and new open-source communities like the RISC V consortium are having a huge impact.

In this event, our panel will discuss the promise of open-source CPU architectures and the challenges faced in building complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) products around an open-source core.

  • What will motivate chip companies and customers to embrace open-source hardware?
  • What ecosystem components are needed for successful commercialization?
  • Which domains will benefit by embedding an open-architecture?
  • What business models can succeed in this new ecosystem?

Join us on September 18 to find out.

Use code AP2018 for $5 discount on student tickets (already significantly discounted), $10 off non-student tickets, and 1/2 off livestream.

Presented by VLAB in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center.

Registration required.  Please visit <https://vlab.org/events/open-source-processors/> to register.

Event Sponsor: 
US-Asia Technology Management center
Contact Email: 
burrowsb@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-724-0096