Partnership with Microsemi Corporation to promote RISC-V


11 July 2016

Technolution recently joined Microsemi Corporation’s partner program. This partnership will strengthen our offerings for providing challenging solutions for the defense, safety and security markets. Furthermore, both companies will join forces in the promotion of RISC-V: a new open standard that constitutes an alternative to ARM, Intel, MIPS and others. RISC-V has the potential to become the ‘Linux of embedded hardware platforms.’

Microsemi is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets.

“It is great to work together with Microsemi,” states Jonathan Hofman, domain architect at Technolution B.V. “Its strong product portfolio with unique security features complements our expertise and offerings in these markets. In addition, because RISC-V enables clean-slate incorporation of security and reliability, it fills a crucial need in our two companies’ markets, and we have a joint interest in driving its adoption.”

Both Technolution and Microsemi are founding members of the RISC-V Foundation. The nonprofit organization directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA).  “Microsemi is pleased to be working with Technolution, and we look forward to playing a central role enabling the RISC-V ecosystem to thrive as we stimulate a number of initiatives around RISC-V together,” said Ted Speers, head of product architecture and planning for Microsemi’s System-on-Chip (SoC) business unit.

Tutorial During the RISC-V Workshop

The first cooperation in this partnership is a hands-on tutorial at the RISC-V Workshop. The tutorial has been developed to run on the Arrow-built SmartFusion2+ Development Kit  featuring Microsemi’s SmartFusion™2  SoC field-programmable gate array (FPGA), which will be provided to all registered attendees of the tutorial session. Jonathan Hofman will represent Technolution as the instructor of the tutorial ‘How RISC-V Can Make Your Products Safer and More Secure.’

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at

About RISC-V

RISC-V is a new instruction set architecture that establishes the interface between the software and the processor. It is a groundbreaking alternative to ARM, Intel, MIPS and other processor architectures. This open standard, which is suited for the industry and the academic world, stimulates widespread use of the hardware and software ecosystem that is emerging around this standard.



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