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

07 Nov 2018 » Videos and slides from ORConf 2018 now available!
ORConf 2018 was a great success, with many fantastic talks, hallway discussions, and valuable insights into other projects. If you..... more

12 Oct 2018 » El Correo Libre Issue 8
The FOSSi Foundation’s monthly roundup of all things Open Source semiconductor design, including a wrap-up of ORConf 2018, can be..... more

15 Aug 2018 » El Correo Libre Issue 6
You can find the new issue of our monthly newsletter here: El Correo Libre Issue 6 – LibreCores – Medium..... more

27 Jul 2018 » ORConf 2018 update
This year’s ORConf is but 8 weeks away and we’re pleased to announce that we have another great event lined..... more

15 Jul 2018 » El Correo Libre Issue 5
You can find the current issue of our monthly newsletter here: El Correo Libre Issue 5 - LibreCores - Medium..... more

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