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IAR Systems commits to bring leading development tools to the growing number of RISC-V users

As a response to customer requests, the company joins the RISC-V Foundation

embedded world 2018, Nuremberg, Germany—February 27, 2018—IAR Systems®, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, has joined the RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the open, free RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) forward, and will contribute to the evolution of the RISC-V ecosystem. The company has seen an increasing demand from its customers to provide tools for the RISC-V ISA and is responding to that need by committing to bring support for RISC-V in the professional, leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench®.

RISC-V is an open, free ISA based on established Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) principles. Members of the RISC-V Foundation have access to and participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related hardware and software ecosystem.

“We are very pleased to welcome IAR Systems as a member of the RISC-V Foundation,” says Rick O’Connor, Executive Director, RISC-V Foundation. “IAR Embedded Workbench is a trusted toolset used by embedded developers globally. Adding the IAR Systems team to the RISC-V ecosystem is further evidence of continued RISC-V adoption and acceptance across our industry.”

“The RISC-V technology and ecosystem are currently evolving rapidly and there are a lot of exciting innovation going on connected to the RISC-V community,” comments Anders Holmberg, Director of Corporate Development, IAR Systems. “We have customers currently looking at working with RISC-V in upcoming design projects, and they have expressed a need for high-performance commercial tools with professional technical support. By adding our leading tools to the ecosystem, we respond to our customers’ needs, and also create new business potential within the RISC-V community.”

IAR Systems expects to be able to deliver tools support for RISC-V during 2019.


About IAR Systems

IAR Systems supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development, enabling companies worldwide to create the products of today and the innovations of tomorrow. Since 1983, IAR Systems’ solutions have ensured quality, reliability and efficiency in the development of over one million embedded applications. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden and has sales and support offices all over the world. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap. Learn more at

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