Dr. Jesse Zhixi Fang Appointed as Chair of the RISC-V Foundation China Advisory Committee to Accelerate Adoption of the RISC-V ISA in China

China Advisory Committee will help guide the RISC-V Foundation’s
education and adoption strategies

WUZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, the RISC-V
Foundation
, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to
drive the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V
instruction set architecture (ISA), announced that semiconductor
industry veteran Dr. Jesse Zhixi Fang has been appointed Chair of the
RISC-V Foundation’s newly formed China Advisory Committee. Building on
the RISC-V Foundation’s growing footprint in China across more than 25
organizations and universities, the China Advisory Committee will guide
the RISC-V Foundation’s education and adoption strategies to further
accelerate the RISC-V ecosystem in the region. Fang will work closely
with local stakeholders and recruit key contributors within the RISC-V
community in China to participate in the Committee.

“We have seen significant global adoption of RISC-V, including a growing
presence in China where RISC-V has received significant support from
industry and academia,” said Rick O’Connor, executive director of the
non-profit RISC-V Foundation. “We are excited to work with Jesse, who
has a proven track record of fostering innovation and growth, as Chair
of the China Advisory Committee and continue the important mission of
the RISC-V Foundation to enable a new era of processor innovation
through open standard collaboration.”

Fang has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor field and
is credited with nearly 40 global patents. Throughout his career he has
held a variety of leadership roles, including his current role as CEO of
Tangram Technologies Inc., which he founded, and as a vice president at
Intel. While at Intel, Fang launched Intel Labs China and served as its
managing director, where he was responsible for five Intel research
facilities as well as a joint research center with Tsinghua University
to develop breakthrough technologies. Fang earned a bachelor’s degree in
math from Fudan University and earned a master’s and doctorate degree in
computer science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“Over the past few years, China has significantly expanded its
semiconductor industry in tandem with the ‘Made in China 2025’
initiative. Many organizations are taking advantage of the free and open
RISC-V ISA to reach new levels of innovation and bolster China’s
semiconductor market amid global competition,” said Fang. “I look
forward to working closely with local companies, individual contributors
and other stakeholders to build on this incredible momentum and help
bring together this open, collaborative community of software and
hardware innovators powering a new level of processor innovation
leveraging the RISC-V ecosystem.”

Said Krste Asanović, chairman of the Board of the RISC-V Foundation:
“With the recent surge of interest in RISC-V in China, we’ve seen
multiple RISC-V groups emerge, all with the goal of driving the RISC-V
ISA ecosystem forward. The China Advisory Committee will provide
guidance and direction for the RISC-V Foundation as RISC-V adoption
continues to accelerate in China.”

Since its inception in 2015, the RISC-V Foundation has expanded its
global reach to nearly 200 organizations, individuals, academics and
universities from around the world. The RISC-V Foundation is calling on
industry leaders to continue the momentum in China set by more than 25
organizations and universities, driving the adoption and implementation
of the RISC-V ISA to pave the future of computing design and innovation.

To learn more about the RISC-V Foundation, please visit: http://riscv.org

About RISC-V Foundation

RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is a free and open ISA enabling a new
era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. Founded
in 2015, the RISC-V Foundation comprises more than 200 member
organizations building the first open, collaborative community of
software and hardware innovators powering a new era of processor
innovation. Born in academia and research, RISC-V ISA delivers a new
level of free, extensible software and hardware freedom on architecture,
paving the way for the next 50 years of computing design and innovation.

The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its
members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the
RISC-V ISA. Members of the RISC-V Foundation have access to and
participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and
related HW / SW ecosystem.

Contacts

Racepoint Global China for RISC-V Foundation
Toby Yu, +86 21 5169
2005
risc-v@racepointglobal.com
or
Racepoint
Global USA for RISC-V Foundation
Allison DeLeo, +1 415-694-6700
risc-v@racepointglobal.com

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