Author: Gareth Halfacree

Gareth Halfacree is a technology journalist and technical author best known for his work on the Raspberry Pi User Guide and an upcoming book covering the BBC’s micro:bit project. A keen open source advocate and RISC-V fan, Gareth is responsible for curating our fortnightly community round-up posts.

OpenROAD Project Accepting Nominations for Open-Source Community Contribution Awards

The OpenROAD project, the University of California at San Diego’s initiative to reduce the cost, expertise, and risk barriers to hardware design through open-source, has opened nominations for Open-Source Community Contribution Awards. “The OpenROAD project is pleased to announce the establishment of its Open-Source Community Contribution Awards,” the organisation explains… Read More
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Western Digital Partners with SiFive, PlatformIO for Extended Open-Source Dev Toolset

Western Digital has announced a partnership with SiFive and PlatformIO Labs which will see the latter’s embedded development platform extended in order to provide a vendor-agnostic, end-to-end open environment with full RISC-V support. Western Digital’s interest in embedded development in general and the open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) specifically… Read More