It is learned from the official account of StarFive Technology, a RISC-V chip technology start-up company, that the company officially announced the completion of a new round of financing, which was exclusively invested by strategic investor Baidu. Previously, StarFive Technology has completed a total of more than 1 billion RMB in financing, and the total amount of financing is the first in the domestic RISC-V field.
Xu Tao, chairman and CEO of StarFive Technology, revealed that in addition to strategic investment, the two parties will further cooperate in business. StarFive Technology will work with Baidu to promote the implementation of different forms of high-performance RISC-V products in data center scenarios.
According to the official introduction, StarFive Technology was established in 2018. At the beginning of its establishment, it was positioned at the research and development, promotion and application of high-performance RISC-V products: in 2021, StarFive Technology delivered the world’s highest performance RISC-V CPU to customers Core IP—— Fang·Tianshu. This is a 64-bit ultra-high-performance commercial RISC-V processor core, with a 12-stage pipeline design, which can achieve superscalar, deep out-of-order execution, etc., SPECint2006 exceeds 9.2 / GHz. The delivery of Fang·Tianshu is a key step for StarFive products to land in the data center. Entering 2022, focusing on the needs of the data center, StarFive has successively developed a high-expansion multi-core on-chip bus and LLC memory system, reserved high-performance homogeneous and heterogeneous Chiplet technologies, and opened up the final stage of RISC-V landing in the data center. Node, which realizes the closed loop of the solution.
StarFive Technology said that RISC-V has provided a historical opportunity for the innovation of China’s chip industry. In the fields of data centers, artificial intelligence, and industrial Internet, RISC-V has demonstrated great potential. StarFive Technology is one of the few RISC-V manufacturers that can provide high-performance large and small core and multi-core architecture solutions.
Earlier this month, Pingtouge, the chip arm of Alibaba, and Alipay, the payment service of Alibaba’s financial subsidiary Ant Group, jointly announced that they would release a secure payment computing chip based on RISC-V.