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Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Program

Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Program:

The Union Minister of Electronics & IT addressed the Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Symposium organized by IIT Madras in Chennai.

  • The one-day symposium, organized by IIT Madras, emphasized the government’s vision for DIR-V which currently aims to build a robust ecosystem for RISC-V with effective public-private partnerships and collaborations with premiere academic institutions.
  • Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Program is a forward-looking initiative that aims to uplift India’s semiconductor ecosystem.
  • Its primary goal is to promote indigenous innovation in the field of microprocessors, laying the foundation for self-reliance.
  • The program emphasizes three key principles: innovation, functionality, and performance, shaping its direction for the future.
  • The program acknowledges the increasing demand for silicon chips in today’s digitized world.
  • As emerging technologies like 5G and 6G reshape the digital landscape, DIR-V anticipates finding applications in various areas such as cloud services, Internet of Things(IoT), and sensors.
  • DIR-V is positioned at the heart of India’s aspirations for high-performance computing.
  • Collaborations with organizations like the Center for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC) and public-private partnerships will ensure that DIR-V plays a pivotal role in these ambitious goals.