SemiFive helps FuriosaAI ‘Warboy’ processor get to market

SemiFive helps FuriosaAI ‘Warboy’ processor get to market

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By Peter Clarke

SemiFive Co. Ltd. (Seongnam-si, South Korea), a RISC-V based chip designer, has said that it helped develop the Warboys chip for FuriosaAI and that the chip is in mass production.

The Warboy processor, based on SemiFive’s AI inference platform and manufactured in 14nm FinFET process by Samsung Foundry, is deployed at a data center in Korea and is serving real-time computer vision application, SemiFive said.

“Warboy will be a competitive inference chip in the data center NPU market,” said June Paik, CEO and founder of FuriosaAI, in a statement issued by SemiFive. “Together with SemiFive and Samsung Foundry, we were able to achieve one-shot silicon success on the planned schedule, which shows the uncompromising level of engineering rigor and execution.”

FuriosaAI is now developing a next-generation inference chip that can support large-scale language models generated by Hugging Face’s Transformers, an open-source AI code and model library for natural language processing applications.

This chip’s design is complete and is targeting 5nm fabrication technology, according to Allen Seokje Cho, responsible for business development at FuriosaAI. He added in a linked in post that the next AI chip will include an HBM3 high bandwidth memory interface.

SemiFive’s 14nm AI Inference SoC platform includes a quad-core high performance 64-bit CPU, 8 lanes of PCIe Gen4 and 4-channel LPDDR4X interfaces. To enable end user feature differentiation, the platform allows customer specific IPs such as an AI Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to be added. As part of the complete SoC Platform solution to accelerate final product deployment, SEMIFIVE offers package design and implementation, board support packages as well as software development services.

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