Technology at Ventana
Performance on par with high-end Arm® and x86 datacenter cores.
Easily portable across leading fabs and process nodes.
End-to-End solution for rapid productization.
Significant reduction in time to market and cost over prevailing IP model.
Flexible multi-vendor product integrations where each chiplet can target the most optimal process node.
Customers can own their innovation via custom instructions.
Multi-chiplet heterogenous architecture enables easy integration of specialized accelerators.
Ecosystem of strategic IP and SoC chiplet providers to deliver turnkey solutions.
Founding team includes industry veterans with a proven track record of delivering data center class processors.
Over 20-years’ average experience.
Worked on all major ISAs including x86, Arm, Power, MIPS, and SPARC.
Delivered world’s first 64-bit high-performance Armv8 processor.
Established significant first mover advantage and beachhead in high-performance RISC-V.
Heading key technical committees within RISC-V International.
Ventana in the news
By Patrick Moorhead
Ventana's new partnership with Intel Foundry Services is a big step in the right direction for the company.
Ventana Micro Systems Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership With Intel for Broader Commercialization of Its High-Performance RISC-V Cores and Chiplet
Ventana Micro Systems announces strategic partnership to make RISC-V CPU cores and chiplets available through Intel Foundry Services (“IFS”) to customers.
Ventana’s founder and CEO, Balaji Baktha, will be joining the RISC-V Board of Directors. In parallel, Ventana co-founder and CTO, Greg Favor, will be joining the RISC-V Technical Steering Committee (TSC).
Ventana Micro Systems Inc. is listed in the 10 Hottest Semiconductor Startup Companies of 2021. These are the 10 semicon startup companies, listed by CRN as the hottest of 2021.
Ventana Micro Systems Inc., a company developing high-performance data center class RISC-V processors, today announced that the company has raised $38 million in its Series B funding round.
RISC-V International Unveils Fast Track Architecture Extension Process and Ratifies ZiHintPause Extension
Greg Favor, Co-founder and CTO of Ventana Micro Systems, is quoted in the RISC-V press release above. Fast Track significantly accelerates the ratification of small architecture extensions.
Careers at Ventana
The well-funded start-up Ventana Micro Systems was founded in 2018 by semiconductor veterans Balaji Baktha and Greg Favor. The global team is delivering a family of no-compromise, high-performance RISC-V data center-class CPUs with extensible instruction set capability delivered in the form of multi-core chiplets or core IP for high-performance applications in the cloud, enterprise data center, hyperscale, 5G, edge compute, AI/ML and automotive markets.
The company holds leadership roles across many RISC-V technical working groups and is represented on RISC-V International’s Board of Directors.
Ventana has an extensive partner ecosystem to deliver turnkey solutions. For instance, the company has a new partnership with Intel allowing it to jointly address leading customer requirements by combining best-in-class RISC-V compute with the Intel Foundry Services (“IFS”) proven connectivity IP, leading edge process, advanced packaging and reliable supply chain.
Read more about Ventana in Patrick Moorhead’s in Forbes article titled "Intel Foundry Services Going Big On RISC-V". Additionally, it was recognized by CRN as one of the 10 hottest semiconductor startup companies. The executives are also frequent keynote speakers at industry events, such as the recent RISC-V International event.
The Ventana headquarters is in Silicon Valley with offices in Austin, Texas, and India. R&D expansion will continue in the U.S. and globally, as we currently have plans to establish design centers in EMEA and Asia.
Ventana is looking to fill multiple technical R&D positions to continue the development of its innovative RISC-V processors and subsystems. We seek experienced professionals in:
- Chip and System Architecture
- CPU Microarchitecture/Logic Design
- Pre-Silicon Verification
- Performance Modeling and Analysis
- Post-Silicon Validation
- Software Engineering with strengths in firmware, system software, and compiler/toolchain development
- Platform, Emulation and Performance Engineering
The company is somewhat flexible with respect to remote workers, but also offers relocation assistance for qualified candidates.