The Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation

Welcome to the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation. FOSSi Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the mission to promote and assist free and open digital hardware designs and their related ecosystems. FOSSi Foundation operates as an open, inclusive, vendor-independent group.

What is Free and Open Source Silicon?

Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) are components and systems that are inside silicon devices (‘chips’). It is our core belief that building blocks that form such digital devices can be made free and open

Who are we?

FOSSi Foundation was created by a group of individuals coming from industry and academia, each with long experience in working on prominent Open Source projects within the digital design and embedded areas. The foundation is managed by directors, formed by the members and backed by sponsors

Our mission

  • Support and promote open standards development and their use
  • Support community events and organize regular events
  • Encourage industry participation in open source IP design
  • Assist hobbyists and academic institutions with opening their work to the public
  • Support the development and maintenance of a web site, aimed at providing a platform for free and open source silicon

Further details about our values and goals can be found in the FOSSi Foundation manifesto

Stay up to date

Every month we at the FOSSi Foundation collect the news highlights in the FOSSi ecosystem for you, so you can stay up-to-date without much hassle. Our newsletter is called El Correo Libre, and you can get it delivered to your email inbox, read it online, or in your feed reader.

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Recent activity

01 Jul 2019 » ORConf 2019 Announcement
It’s that time of year again. Following on from the FOSSi Foundation’s Latch-Up and WOSH events, ORConf is now less..... more

11 Jun 2019 » El Correo Libre - Issue 16
The FOSSi Foundation’s monthly roundup of all things Open Source semiconductor design, including an overview about our Google Summer of..... more

05 Jun 2019 » OpenHW Group Announced
Today the OpenHW Group was announced. This is yet another great step for Free and Open Source Silicon. With the..... more

01 Jun 2019 » Google Summer of Code 2019 - Kickoff
The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) has started and we are happy to announce that we have seven students working..... more

30 Mar 2019 » Latch-Up Portland venue, speakers and sponsors
The FOSSi Foundation announced Latch-Up (latchup.io), earlier this year - its annual North American open source digital design conference in..... more

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