Sonics partners with SiFive

Sonics, Inc., a supplier of on-chip network (NoC) and power management technologies and services, announced a partnership with SiFive, the provider of market-ready processor core IP based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture, the company said.

Sonics and SiFive are enabling an agile RISC-V design platform for systems-on-chip (SoC) by making the Sonics´ NoCs interoperable with SiFive´s family of RISC-V Core IP.

Sonics´ NoCs are the IP industry´s most widely adopted commercial interconnect fabric and have been shipped in billions of SoCs over the past 20 years.

SiFive´s Core IPs are the most widely deployed RISC-V CPUs in the world and are the lowest risk, easiest path to RISC-V.

The partnership aims to accelerate SoC integration and time-to-market with highest performance and lowest power consumption for a number of target markets and applications including IoT, mobile, storage, and machine learning/AI.

SiFive helps SoC designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized, open-architecture processor cores, and democratizes access to optimized silicon by enabling system designers to build customized RISC-V based semiconductors. SiFive is located in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit

Sonics was the first company to develop and commercialize NoCs, accelerating volume production of complex systems-on-chip (SoC) that contain multiple processor cores. Sonics holds approximately 150 patent properties supporting customer products that have shipped more than four billion SoCs. For more information, visit