Digital India RISC-V Microprocessor (DIR-V) Program launched

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The Electronics and Information Technology ministry has launched the Digital India RISC-V Microprocessor (DIR-V) programme.

  • It aims to enable manufacturing of microprocessors for the world in India and achieve industry-grade silicon and design by December 2023.

  • IIT Madras Director Professor V Kamakoti will be the Chief Architect of DIRV-programme while S Krishnakumar Rao of C-DAC will be the Program Manager.

  • DIR-V program will see partnerships between Startups, Academia and  Multinationals, to make India not only a RISC-V Talent Hub for the World but also supplier of RISC-V  System on Chips for Servers, Mobile devices, Automotive and Microcontrollers across the globe.

  • The Ministry unveiled India's Strategic Roadmap for Semiconductor Design and Innovation to catalyse the semiconductor ecosystem along with the blueprint of the roadmap for the design and implementation of the DIR-V programme.

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