The GenPro consortium was established by the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), as part of the MAGNET program. GenPro was granted a funding period of 3 years of R&D activity, starting in October 2018.

GenPro members are both leading Israeli high-tech companies as well as top academic VLSI researchers from leading Israeli academic research institutes. The leading company is Mellanox and the other members are Western Digital (WD), Ceva, Satixfy, Dolphin Israel and DSPG.

The consortium is developing an innovative computing platform that is based on the open source RISC-V foundation CPU technology. The GenPro platform will be used by the member companies in their future products. Some of the GenPro technologies are open for other Israeli companies to use.

The platform includes a performance-oriented RISC-V core and an embedded low power core as well as innovative memory interface and management technologies and advanced hardware acceleration technologies.

Academic Research

GenPro Includes 12 academic research teams, representing 4 main academic institutes in Israel (the Technion, Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University and Tel Aviv University). Following is a short description of each of the academic research teams and their activity in the GenPro consortium.

Industry Members

GenPro Includes six Israeli and International companies (Mellanox, WD, DSPG, Satixfy, Dolphin and Ceva). The consortium is led by Mellanox. Following is a short description of each of the companies and their activity in the GenPro consortium.

GenPro Includes six Israeli and International companies (Mellanox, WD, DSPG, Satixfy, Dolphin and Ceva). The consortium is led by Mellanox. Following is a short description of each of the companies and their activity in the GenPro consortium.

About GenPro

GenPro is working with leading Israeli and international companies and academic researchers to develop a beyond state-of-the-art computing platform that is based on the open source RISC-V core. The consortium is developing two flavors of computing cores – a hi-end/hi-performance core and an IoT oriented core. Both cores will be supported by an advanced memory management system and the ability to use HW accelerators for performance boost.

As part of his mandate, the consortium is helping Israeli companies to quickly learn and adopt the RISC-V ISA and the various development environments and tools. GenPro offers any Israeli company the direct access to code and support of a base RISC-V package at a very low cost.

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