Intel's Pathfinder for RISC-V is intended to boost the use of the architecture among a wider range of SoC design teams.
Sigasi has launched a software kit to provide inhouse tools builders and EDA vendors with a way to build in code-editing features.
Semiconductor supplier Microsemi has used the Eclipse open-source IDE platform to develop a Windows-based toolchain for CPUs that supports the RISC-V instruction set.
Sigasi has added support for SystemVerilog to its Sigasi Studio tool, which uses a built-in parser to perform more reliable syntax highlighting and error checking
Digia, the company that took on the cross-platform Qt toolkit from Nokia, has formed a subsidiary to focus on the software.
ARM has decided to shift from using its in-house compiler technology to the open-source combination of Clang and LLVM.
Silicon Labs has brought development support for both its 8bit and ongoing 32bit microcontroller lines together using its Simplicity Studio IDE.
Microchip Technology has become the latest company to use easy access to middleware to encourage embedded-systems developers to move over to its platform.
NXP Semiconductors has decided to buy tools supplier Code Red Technologies to help build up software support for its ARM-based microcontrollers.
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