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The Minister of Electronics and Information Technology has launched the Digital India RISC-V Microprocessor (DIR-V) Program.
What is the Digital India RISC-V Microprocessor(DIR-V) Program?
Launched by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Aim: To enable the creation of Microprocessors for the future in India, and for the world, and achieve industry-grade silicon and Design wins by December 2023.
Significance: DIR-V will promote partnerships between Startups, Academia & Multinationals to make India a RISC-V Talent Hub for the World and a supplier of RISC-V SoC (System on Chips) for Servers, Mobile devices, Automotive, IoT & Microcontrollers across the globe.
Note: IIT Madras and the Center for Development of Advanced Computing(CDAC) have developed two microprocessors named Shakti (32-bit) and Vega (64-bit) respectively under the Microprocessor Development Program.
What is the Microprocessor Development Program(MDP)?
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Aim: To design and develop indigenously, a family of Microprocessors, related IPs, and the complete ecosystem to enable fully indigenous product development that meets various requirements in the strategic, industrial, and commercial sectors.
Source: The post is based on the article “India launches Digital India RISC-V(DIR-V) program for next generation Microprocessors” published in PIB on 27th April 2022.