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

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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

08 Jul 2020 » Cocotb releases version 1.4.0 with major improvements
The cocotb project is proud to announce the release of its new version 1.4.0. cocotb is a COroutine based COsimulation..... more

30 Jun 2020 » Produce your own physical chips. For free. In the Open.
Did you ever dream about creating your own chip? I mean, a physical chip. One which you can hold in..... more

18 Jun 2020 » FOSSi Foundation Takes Over Solderpad Hardware License Stewardship
HALIFAX, England, 18th June 2020 - The Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation (FOSSi Foundation) is proud to announce that..... more

17 Jun 2020 » FOSSi Dial-Up Launches with Big Bang: Production-ready Open Source PDK
FOSSi Foundation launches a new event series named FOSSi Dial-up. It consists of monthly online events that features distinctive speakers..... more

04 May 2020 » GSoC Class of 2020 announced
The FOSSi Foundation is happy to announce that we have been granted eight slots by Google to support projects and..... more

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