HOLY SHIT. @PINE64 is coming out with a RISC-V SBC!!!
targeting the sub-$15 mark o.o
@mark Oh damn, I didn't know they had scrapped those feeds.
Funny how Apple's foray into ARM is actually going to get these companies interested in alternatives to ARM :P
"It's said that ARM had canceled license fees for the companies with financing amount lower than $5 million, to compete with its opponent #riscv on the aspects of pricing," - Geng Bo, deputy secretary-general of the China Solid State Lighting Alliance
It doesn't matter though - companies are seeing the advantages of a clean, modular, collaborative, license-free ISA.
In years to come, tech analysts might come to consider Apple's silicon a strategic error. We'll see.
:) It's an impressive achievement, no mistake. And coming from the ultimate tech influencer... Intel and AMD ought to be worried - consumer electronics (and servers) are moving away from X86.
Well it's no secret that Intel are in a crouch right now. And with Moore's Law beginning to fail, the whole design of chips is going to have to change.
I'm hoping that Intel will announce that it's going to start designing and fabbing #RISC-V. They recently poached a guy back from SiFive... From what I understand though, RISC is now at the core of X86... so they could go with their own RISC ISA, I guess.
@mark Not all RISC implementations are the same ;)
It's possible though, with the poaching. I know Intel has license to use ARM architecture though so we'll have to wait and seez
@kai I have none at the moment. I'd like to know about where software support is. If I can find a use for it, it will be used. I might literally just use it for some sort of automation using Jenkins
I think Debian's ported to RISC-V?
@braunne That one's still over $100, a little steep for end-user pricing. BUT, the more companies invest in this the better
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