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Codasip Founder Karel Masařík elected to RISC-V Technical Steering Committee

Munich, Germany – October 28, 2021 – Codasip, the leading supplier of customizable RISC-V processor IP, today announced that Dr Karel Masařík, company founder responsible for the development of Codasip’s core technology, has been elected to the RISC-V Technical Steering Committee (TSC) by RISC-V International Strategic members.

Karel Masařík, Codasip founder and CEO. Source: Codasip.

The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is the overriding technical governance body within RISC-V and is made up of task group chairs and Premier members, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. RISC-V organizes its technical work through standing committees which guide the work done by task groups and technical special interest groups (SIGs).

Karel Masařík commented on his selection: “My involvement with RISC-V goes back to 2016 when Codasip became a founding member of the RISC-V Foundation and announced its first RISC-V IP core. I am honored to be chosen to now represent Strategic members and to continue to play a driving role in the future evolution of RISC-V. I am keen to see further deployment of RISC-V in the industry and further development of the ecosystem in areas of common interest.”

Leading up to his work on RISC-V, Dr Masařík undertook research in the use of architecture description languages and design automation at Brno University of Technology. This included research into hardware/software co-design, compilers, high level synthesis as well functional verification of processor designs. He achieved a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008.

He then led the development of Codasip’s underlying technologies as part of a university technology incubator and founded Codasip in 2014. Codasip launched its processor development toolset, Codasip Studio, in 2014 and announced its first RISC-V processor core at the start of 2016. He has led the company through its seed funding round in 2014, series a round in 2018 and has overseen its continued international expansion.

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