|Naveed Sherwani (Chief Executive Officer)|
SiFive is the first company to produce a chip that implements the RISC-V ISA.
SiFive was founded in 2015 by Krste Asanović, Yunsup Lee, and Andrew Waterman, three researchers from the University of California Berkeley. On November 29, 2016, SiFive released the Freedom Everywhere 310 SoC and the HiFive development board, making SiFive the first company to produce a chip that implements the RISC-V ISA, although universities have produced earlier RISC-V processors.
In August 2017, SiFive hired Naveed Sherwani as CEO. In October, SiFive did a limited release of its U54-MC, reportedly the world’s first RISC-V based 64-bit quad-core CPU to support fully featured operating systems like Linux.
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