RISC-V drives new attention to this market, but the cost/benefit equation is different for open-source hardware than software
Open-source hardware continues to gain ground, spearheaded by RISC-V — despite the fact that this processor technology is neither free nor simple to use.
Nevertheless, the open-source hardware movement has established a solid foothold after multiple prior forays that yielded only limited success, even for processors. With demand for more customized hardware, and a growing field of startups looking to build accelerators and solutions highly tailored to AI/ML algorithms, interest in open-source hardware has been rising …
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