SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP and silicon solutions, today announced it has been recognized for the second consecutive year as the Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) at the GSA Awards Dinner on Dec. 5, 2019. This recognition tops a milestone year for the company, which announced more than 130 design wins, completed Series D investments to secure over $100M total funding to date and continued to attract the industry’s top talent.
“SiFive continues to push the boundaries of innovation, driving the semiconductor industry forward,” said Jodi Shelton, GSA CEO and Co-Founder. “The private company award is ultimately awarded not by the GSA but its voting membership, so the award is truly a testament to SiFive’s reputation among its peers. It’s rewarding to see the company’s ongoing leadership.”
The GSA Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company award honors companies that garner the most respect from the industry in terms of its products, vision and future opportunities. Since its founding in 2015, SiFive has grown its RISC-V product range of Core IP to 16 distinct 32- and 64-bit standard cores, suitable for use in high-performance, real-time, embedded and Linux application use cases. Most recently, the company announced the SiFive U8 Series Core IP, a configurable superscalar out-of-order design, and the world’s first RISC-V OoO processor core IP. SiFive also has attracted an all-star team of key executives and engineers from industry leaders such as Arm, Rambus, Intel and NVIDIA.
“Retaining the title of Most Respected Privately Held Company is truly an honor,” said Naveed Sherwani, CEO and president, SiFive. “It’s rewarding to see the dedication and hard work put forward by everyone at SiFive be recognized by our industry year after year. This recognition will fuel our collective passion to bring new innovations to market as we drive toward 2020. I applaud our team for their efforts to effect change in everything they do.”