By 2030 there will be more than 16 billion RISC V

By 2030, there will be more than 16 billion RISC-V processors worldwide

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.

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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.

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“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-VIntel, 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.


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