Apple investigating RISC-V processor architecture, job listing shows

A job listing posted to Apple’s website this week reveals the company is researching RISC-V instruction set architecture solutions, suggesting future in-house system-on-chip designs might implement the open-source technology.

A14The posting for a “RISC-V High Performance Programmer” was published to Apple’s corporate jobs website on Thursday and seeks a programmer experienced with RISC-V ISA architecture. An ideal candidate also has a working knowledge of NEON micro architecture in ARM CPU cores.Programmers hired for the task will join Apple’s Vector and Numerics Group, which is responsible for “designing, enhancing and improving various embedded subsystems running on iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.”

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