OpenPOWER Foundation Provides Microwatt for Fabrication on Skywater Open PDK Shuttle

The OpenPOWER based Microwatt cpu core has been selected to be included in the Efabless Open MPW Shuttle Program. Microwatt’s inclusion in the program represents a lower barrier to entry for chip manufacturing. It also demonstrates the ability to create fully designed, fabricated chips relying on a complete, end-to-end open source environment – including open governance, specifications, tooling, IP, hardware, software and manufacturing.

The Efabless Open MPW Shuttle Program provides fabrication for fully open-source projects using the SkyWater Open Source PDK. It’s sponsored by Google and allows designers to experiment and test innovative designs with lower risk and fabrication costs.

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