The Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation

Welcome to the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation. FOSSi Foundationis 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

Recent activity

11 Aug 2017 » RS Components sponsors Open Source Digital Design Conference
LONDON, UK, 11 August, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for..... more

27 Jul 2017 » Prelude to orconf 2017 - Open Source Digital Design Insights
Over the years orconf has grown to be the most prominent conference for open source silicon, and with presentations from..... more

15 Jul 2017 » Google Summer of Code - Halftime
We are six weeks into Google Summer of Code now and have seen some great progress from our students. The..... more

13 Jun 2017 » OSH Park sponsor the FOSSi Foundation
We are pleased to announce that OSH Park, the purveyors of perfect purple PCBs, have become sponsors of the FOSSi..... more

04 May 2017 » Google Summer of Code Projects
We are happy to announce we have six students in this years’ Google Summer of Code. We are very grateful..... more

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