Morse Micro Partners with SiFive to Host Tech Symposium on RISC-V in Sydney

June 19, 2019, anysilicon

Semiconductor startups SiFive and Morse Micro are joining forces to host a one-day tech symposium focusing on the RISC-V processor architecture. The event will take place in Sydney on Friday, June 21 at The Warren Centre for Advance Engineering at the University of Sydney, and will feature presentations by industry veterans, ecosystem partners and academic luminaries. Attendees will learn about the RISC-V ecosystem, and the SaaS-based approach that is enabling fast access to custom cores, design platforms, and custom SoC solutions for emerging applications for IoT, AI, networking, storage and more.


SiFive and Morse Micro are members of the RISC-V Foundation and are actively engaged in fostering the growth of the RISC-V ecosystem. Both startups recently announced their latest investment rounds. Last week, US-based SiFive announced its US$65.4 million Series D, while the week before Australian-based Morse Micro announced its AU$23.8 million Series A capital raise.


“By developing wireless RISC-V based chips and focusing on the industry-first development of chipsets using Wi-Fi HaLow (the sub-GHz Wi-Fi standard specifically designed for IoT), Morse Micro is able to address a very wide range of segments – from the connected home to industrial IoT, consumer IoT, enterprises and new emerging markets,” said  Michael De Nil, co-founder and CEO of Morse Micro. “We are very excited to work with SiFive on the Tech Symposium in Australia and bring together world-class semiconductor engineers to continue to move this industry forward, together.”


“We’re excited to bring the SiFive Tech Symposium to Sydney and to partner with Morse Micro in this very important event,” said Swamy Irrinki, senior director of marketing for SiFive. “As we make our way around the globe with these symposiums, we are seeing how SiFive is revolutionizing the global semiconductor industry by democratizing access to custom cores and silicon solutions, not only for the big companies, but for smaller companies and startups who have big dreams but limited resources.”


Prior to the symposium, both companies are hosting the ‘Semi Down Under’ Australian semiconductor industry night event on Thursday, June 20. This is an ideal opportunity to bring together the wider Australian semiconductor community for a meet-and-greet.


For more information on the Semi Down Under event on Thursday, June 20, please visit https://semidownunder.eventbrite.com.au


For more information on the SiFive Tech Symposium on Friday, June 21, please visit https://sifivetechsymposium.com/agenda-sydney/


About Morse Micro


Morse Micro is a Sydney-based Wi-Fi chip startup developing low power, long range wireless chips for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company was founded in 2016 by Andrew Terry and Michael De Nil, two Wi-Fi chip designer who left US Wi-Fi chipmaker Broadcom to start Morse Micro. Morse Micro consists of a team of industry experts and Wi-Fi heavyweights including Dr. John Sullivan, inventor of the underlying Wi-Fi technology, Prof. Neil Weste, founder of Radiata – the first company to commercialise Wi-Fi chips – acquired by Cisco in 2000, and Dr. David Goodall, one of the original authors of the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard. The company is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and has offices in China and the USA. Morse Micro has backing from Ray Stata, Main Sequence Ventures, Blackbird Ventures, Skip Capital, Right Click Capital, Uniseed, and Clean Energy Innovation Fund. For more information, www.morsemicro.com.


About SiFive


SiFive is the leading provider of market-ready processor core IP and silicon solutions based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture. Led by a team of seasoned silicon executives and the RISC-V inventors, SiFive helps SoC designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized, open-architecture processor cores, and democratizes access to optimized silicon by enabling system designers in all market verticals to build customized RISC-V based semiconductors. With 15 offices worldwide, SiFive has backing from Sutter Hill Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Spark Capital, Osage University Partners, Chengwei, Huami, SK Hynix, Intel Capital and Western Digital. For more information, www.sifive.com.


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