VLSI System Design (VSD) has announced VSDOpen 2019, its second annual online conference for the semiconductor industry – with a focus on open-source electronics design automation (EDA) and the RISC-V instruction set architecture.

Following the success of VSDOpen 2018, VLSI System Design has scheduled its second annual online conference – and this year it will includes a “virtual booth” for demonstrations of eFabless’ Raven, PULP Project’s RI5CY, Ariane, and Ibex, RISC-V BOOM, and SHAKTI. “With enormous support and global presence of audience from different segments of industrial lobby and academia made VSDOpen 2018 a highly successful event,” VSDOpen’s organisers write. “Evolution is change in the genetic makeup of a population over time, an online conference is one kind to which everyone will soon adapt.”

The event has confirmed keynote speakers as: Andrew Kanhng, lead on the DARPA OpenROAD project to investigate the use of open-source technologies in semiconductor design; RISC-V Foundation chief executive Calista Redmond; and SemiWiki.com founder Deniel Nenni. Additional confirmed speakers include V. Kamakoti, who will give a presentation on the RISC-V-based SHAKTI processor, and Western Digital’s director for RISC-V and CHIPS Alliance interim director Ted Marena.

VSDOpen 2019 is scheduled to take place at 0800-1300 IST (0330-0830 BST) on the 19th of October 2019. More information is available on the official website.