Foshan, China Oct 19th, 2017 – GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the leading programmable logic devices provider in China, today announces to join RISC-V Foundation membership as the first China based FPGA manufacturer in the membership. This is also the second international industry alliance that GOWIN participates after MIPI alliance in 2016, a clear commitment to the industry on our vision to be an international FPGA supplier.

20171017_sponsored_Gowin_PR_RISCV RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is a new instruction set architecture (ISA) that was originally designed to support computer architecture research and education; and is now set to become a standard open architecture for industry implementations under the governance of the RISC-V Foundation. RISC-V ISA is designed from ground-up to be scalable to wide range of applications from high performance computing servers to low power embedded systems and IoT devices. Moreover, RISC-V ISA is open sources and freely available for anyone to design, manufacture chips based on the RISC-V ISA. The RISC-V ISA was originally developed in the Computer Science Division of the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

“As the first China based FPGA manufacturer to be the member of RISC-V Foundation, GOWIN’s mission is to contribute to the affiliation by developing the RISC-V ecosystem and disseminating the RISC-V ISA to customers in China and Asia”, said by Dr. Ning Song, President and CTO of GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. “We are implementing RISC–V ISA in our Arora™ family devices to enable customers accelerate their innovation through the free, simplified RISC-V ISA and our high performance, cost effective FPGA. This product strategy is especially important in China and Asia countries as the governments, the market here are encouraging startups and innovation. GOWIN is confident to achieve our mission as we have the best FPGA products, R&D and application team in China to support our customers and ecosystem here.”

About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. Founded in 2014, GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has the vision to accelerate customer innovation world wide with our programmable solutions. We focus on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership from using FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve customers in the consumer, industrial, communication, medical, and automotive markets worldwide.

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**About RISC-V Foundation **RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is a new instruction set architecture (ISA) that was originally designed to support computer architecture research and education and is now set to become a standard open architecture for industry implementations under the governance of the RISC-V Foundation. The RISC-V ISA was originally developed in the Computer Science Division of the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley. The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RISC-V ISA. Members of the RISC-V Foundation have access to and participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related HW / SW ecosystem.

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