The open architecture of RISC-V processors appeared in 2014 and, according to the organization coordinating the project, RISC-V International, is used in more than a billion chips to date. And this is just the beginning, because by 2030 it is expected to be present in 16 billion chips.
This statement was made by the head of RISC-V International, Calista Redmond, at the RISC-V Summit event – she demonstrated slide with the forecast that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) will remain at 40% in the coming years. Thus, by 2030, this architecture will be used in 16 billion systems on a chip, but today there are about 1 billion. The forecast was made by analysts at SHD Group, who will present a detailed report on RISC-V in December.
“We already have billions of cores around the world, and some analysts have even noted that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find new developments that do not include RISC-V. RISC-V is the most significant technological revolution of our time.”said Redmond. This architecture is often used in microcontrollers, such as Qualcomm systems on a chip. Meta develops its own solutions for artificial intelligence and high-performance computing platforms based on RISC-V✴Intel, Tenstorrent and Ventana.
For RISC-V processors to fully compete with x86 and Arm-based chips, a software and hardware ecosystem is required. Both are growing rapidly: today the open architecture is supported by more than 4,000 companies around the world and the industry already produces a sufficient number of motherboards for hardware and software developers.