Top ARM licensee goes RISC-V with multiple projects

What they are using the cores for is key

ARM LogoWith the recent acquisition of ARM by Nvidia, pending, one has to ask how the partners are taking it. Not well was the resounding reply when SemiAccurate asked, and then some more interesting information slipped out.

What SemiAccurate heard was what the backup plan for ARM going to Nvidia was, or at least part of it. The news comes from one major phone SoC supplier, lets call it a top 5 vendor, and at this point the plans to make RISC-V SoCs are going forward regardless of the deal being approved or not. That said it was well underway before the deal was announced, our sources say it has been going on for about a year now.

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Disclosures: Charlie Demerjian and Stone Arch Networking Services, Inc. have no consulting relationships, investment relationships, or hold any investment positions with any of the companies mentioned in this report.

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