2021 RISC-V Taipei Day –
The Next Golden Decade of Future Computing Architecture
Open Source X Innovation X Business Opportunities

RISC-V decreases the difficulty of CPU development and shortens the development cycle due to several key advantages, such as being open source, extensible, modular. In recent years, the RISC-V instruction set has grown at incredible speeds. More than 1400 companies from 70 different countries around the world have joined RISC-V International, 93 of which are chip design companies that have launched products using RISC-V architecture. It’s been estimated that within the next decade, RISC-V will become one of the most important instruction sets in the world!

RISC-V Taipei Day has been held annually for the past 3 years in Taipei. The host, RISC-V Taiwan Alliance (RVTA), is creating a platform for global and Taiwanese semiconductor firms to collaborate and explore future opportunities. RISC-V is not only the future of chip architecture but will also affect the development and outlook of the entire semiconductor industry.

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Opening Remarks

Alex Wang | President, Powerchip Technology
(Chairman, RISC-V Taiwan Alliance)

Welcome Remarks

Terry Tsao | Global Chief Marketing Officer and President, SEMI Taiwan

Keynote1 RISC-V:The Rising Force  

Frankwell Lin | Chairman, Andes Technology (Board Director, RISC-V International)

Keynote2 RISC-V:The Road Ahead  

Mark Himelstein | CTO, RISC-V International


Accelerating Your SoC with RISC-V  

Charlie Su | President & CTO, Andes Technology

Build a strong RISC-V ecosystem to facilitate heterogeneous computing innovation  

Wayne Wei-Ming Dai | President, VeriSilicon

Delivering on the promise of industry-leading RISC-V processors by SiFive  

Drew Barbier | Senior Director
SiFive Core IP Product Marketing


RISC-V CNN Coprocessor for Real-Time Epilepsy Detection in Wearable Application  

Shuenn-Yuh Lee | Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University

Develop the Ecosystem of RISC-V based MCU  

Steve Gu | Chief Analyst, EETimes China (ASPENCORE)

Group Photo

Q&A / Lucky Draw

*The organizer reserves the right to amend any part of the agenda if necessary at any time without notifying each participants. Please follow the latest agenda on the event date.


Dr. Alex Wang
Powerchip Technology
(Chairman of RISC-V Taiwan Alliance)

Dr. Wang is president of Powerchip Technology Corporation in Taiwan. Prior to joining Powerchip in 2005, he was General Manager of Memory Group at Winbond Electronics. Dr. Wang has more than 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry encompassing technology and product development, and business and corporate management. He had start-up experience as CEO and president of Programmable Microelectronics Corp. in San Jose, California. Dr. Wang had also previously worked for Fairchild, Intel and Samsung.

Dr. Wang received B.S. in Physics at National Taiwan University, and Ph.D. in Physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Terry Tsao
Global Chief Marketing Officer and President
SEMI Taiwan

As the Global Chief Marketing Officer and President of SEMI Taiwan, Terry Tsao leads global marketing activities at SEMI, including strategic, operational, product, and communications marketing. Tsao also oversees the association’s programs, products, and services in Taiwan, and he is also responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as with representatives of local industry, government, and academia. Additionally, he supports SEMI international programs serves members worldwide. He also managed SEMI South East Asia operation for 6 years as the President of SEMI South East Asia.

Prior to joining SEMI, Tsao was Managing Director of International Data Corporation in Taiwan. He has also served as APAC Marketing Director for Trend Micro, and held various management positions in Far Eastone Telecommunications, and Ogilvy.

Tsao holds an MBA from Baruch College City University, New York, and an Executive MBA from National Taiwan University.

Frankwell Lin
Andes Technology Corporation
Board Director of RISC-V International

Frankwell Lin, Chairman of Andes Technology, started his career being as application engineer in United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) while UMC was an IDM with its own chip products, he experienced engineering, product planning, sales, and marketing jobs with various product lines in UMC. In 1995, after four years working on CPU chip product line as business director, he was transferred to UMC-Europe branch office to be its GM when UMC reshaped to do wafer foundry service, he lead UMC-Europe to migrate itself from selling IDM products to selling wafer foundry service. In 1998, after 14 years working in UMC, Frankwell switched job to work in Faraday Technology Corporation (Faraday), he lead ASIC business development as starting, then on-and-off leading ASIC implementation, chip backend service, IP business development, industry relationship development (IR), as well as Faraday’s spokesperson, in 2004, he started to lead the CPU project spin off operation of Faraday. Frankwell became co-founder of Andes Technology Corporation in 2005 when it was found up, he formally took position to be Andes’ President since 2006 and got promoted as Chairman and CEO in 2021.

Frankwell received BSEE degree of Electrophysics from the National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and MSEE degree of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Portland State University, Oregon, USA. Under his management, Andes has been recognized as one of leading suppliers of embedded CPU IP in semiconductor industry. Andes also won the reputation of leading technology company with awards such like 2012 EE Times worldwide Silicon 60 Hot Startups to Watch, 2015 the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific award, etc. Frankwell received accolade award of Outstanding Technology Management Performance, Taiwan, in 2015 and ERSO award in 2020 for his contribution to the high-tech industry. Frankwell is also the Board Director of RISC-V International since 2020.

Mark Himelstein
RISC-V International

Before RISC-V international Mark Himelstein was the President of Heavenstone, Inc. which concentrated on Strategic, Management, and Technology Consulting providing hardware and software product architecture, analysis, mentoring and interim management. Previously, Mark started Graphite Systems, Inc (acquired by EMC) where he was the VP of Engineering and CTO developing large Analytics Appliances using highly integrated FLASH memory. Prior to Graphite, Mark held positions as the CTO of Quantum Corp, Vice President of Solaris development engineering at Sun Microsystems and other technical management roles at Apple, Infoblox, and MIPS.

Mark has a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Math from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania and a masters degree in Computer Science from University of California Davis/Livermore. In addition to publishing numerous technical papers and holding many patents, he is the author of the book “100 Questions to Ask Your Software Organization”.

Dr. Wayne Wei-Ming Dai

Dr. Wayne Wei-Ming Dai founded VeriSilicon in August 2001 and has served as the chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer since then. Prior to VeriSilicon, Dr. Dai was the Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Celestry Technologies, Inc., an EDA company, which was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2002. Prior to that, he was the founder, chairman of the board of directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Ultima Interconnect Technology, Inc., one of the predecessor companies to Celestry.

Dr. Dai was the founding Chairman of the IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference, the founding Chairman of IEEE Symposium on IC/Package Design Integration and Co-Chairman of the Program Committee of the 2010 International Green Energy Forum. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He has published over 100 papers in technical journals and conferences and received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award from the President of United States in 1990. He was elected as one of the top ten venture-backed entrepreneurs in China in 2005, and elected as one of the 2005 top ten talents of science and technology in China. In 2007, he was honored with The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in China. He won The Executive of the Year of 2013 ACE Award, Hurun Industry Achievement Award 2014, The Innovator of the year, APAC of 2018 ASPENCORE World Electronics Achievement Awards, The "Leading Pioneer" in 2018 Shanghai Smart City Construction, The Contributor of the year of 2019 World Electronics Achievement Awards. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Global Innovation Center, the Executive Vice President of International Union for Science and Technology Innovation, the Vice President of China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch and the President of China RISC-V Industry Consortium.

Dr. Dai received his B.A. degree in Computer Science and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a professor in the department of Computer Engineering at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Charlie Hong-Men Su
President & CTO
Andes Technology

Dr. Charlie Su is the first employee of Andes. He is in charge of product development and technical marketing. He spent over 12 years in the Silicon Valley with various technical and management positions at Sun Microsystems, Afara Websystems, C-Cube Microsystems, SGI/MIPS, and Intergraph. He made key contributions to several successful processors such as the Sun multi-core multi-threading Ultrasparc T1 and T2 processors, the C-Cube high-performance E-series MPEG media processors, the MIPS out-of-order R10K processor, and the Intergraph Clipper VLIW processor. Prior to starting Andes, he led the CPU and DSP development in Faraday Technology as Chief Architect.

Charlie obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. in Computer Science from National Tsing-Hua University, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.

Drew Barbier
Senior Director of SiFive Core IP Product Marketing

Drew has worked in the Semiconductor industry for over 10 years in various engineering and customer-facing roles. At SiFive, Drew is responsible for a variety of tasks including customer support, software and development tools, ecosystem development, documentation, and whatever makes the customer experience great.

Shuenn-Yuh Lee
Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering
National Cheng Kung University

Shuenn-Yuh Lee received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, in 1988, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, in 1994 and 1999, respectively.

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. He served as the Technical Program Chair (TPC) of the 2014/2015 International Symposium on Bioelectronics & Bioinformatics (ISBB), and the 2015 Taiwan and Japan Conference on Circuits and Systems (TJCAS). From 2013 to 2016, he serves as the Chairman of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Tainan Chapter. From 2016 to 2017, he serves as the Vice Chairman of IEEE Tainan Section. From 2016, he serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.

His present research activities involve the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, biomedical circuits and systems, low-power and low-voltage analog circuits, and RF front-end integrated circuits for wireless communications. Dr. Lee now is a member of Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society, Solid-State Circuits Society, and Medicine and Biology Society of IEEE. He is also a member of IEICE.

Steve Gu
Chief Analyst

Steve Gu is the Chief Analyst of EE Times China, ASPENCORE. He is the analyst team leader for China Fabless 100 Ranking and IC design market analysis project. With more than 20 years of experience in market analysis and marketing management, Steve worked for China and USA companies, both big and small, in semiconductor, electronics and hi-tech industry. He obtained MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and bachelor degree in electronic engineering from Nanjing University of Science & Technology.




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