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SiFive’s RISC-V Processors Challenge Nvidia’s Auto SoCs

The portfolio will target ADAS and AV markets that SiFive says are being ill served by Arm-based incumbents.
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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake:
Nvidia’s move to acquire Arm in 2020 made SiFive’s full-fledged foray into the automotive market all but inevitable, as the RISC-V IP vendor wagered that automotive chip companies would seek its help to counter the combined forces of Nvidia automotive systems-on-chip and Arm core-based solutions. While the Arm deal never happened, SiFive prepared a portfolio of three low-power, high-performance automotive RISC-V processors. SiFive thinks it solutions, when used in combination, can compete with Nvidia’s automotive SoCs.

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