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About Us


Bluespec provides products that fundamentally improve the risk-reward curve for open source RISC-V cores. We enable companies to exploit RISC-V’s cost reduction and freedom to innovate without the support and productization risks of open source hardware. Our development tools and pre-verified RISC-V cores enable customers to efficiently integrate, program, accelerate and verify RISC-V cores from best-in-class RISC-V open source projects.

Our History

Founding Story

Bluespec was founded by a team of experts from the embedded systems and hardware industry. The mission was to develop tools and IP that removed barriers for developers. Our team has a long history of innovations enabling the hardware world to design and program at the speed of software.

With the emergence of RISC-V, Bluespec has bolstered their commitment to this mission by introducing industry-leading technology that allows for easy core evaluation, software development, acceleration, and verification. Bluespec is also known for its open source IP family of cores.

Bluespec’s leadership is active in the community, as a member of the Open-HW organization, serving on the RISC-V Foundation Board of Directors and chairing the Formal Model Technical Committee.

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The Team


Charlie HauckChief Executive Officer
Charlie has more than 25 years experience in research and development, engineering, marketing and management from within the semiconductor industry.
Rishiyur S. Nikhil, Ph.DChief Technical Officer
Nikhil has spent over 20 years in advanced technical pursuits in industry and academia. Since 2000 he led the Bluespec technology team at Sandburst Corp.
Bill CibulskyExecutive VP, Sales
Bill has been an Executive in the EDA market for over 25 years. His career in EDA started with SDA System where he was VP of Worldwide Sales.
ArvindBoard Member
In 2003, Arvind co-founded Bluespec Inc., an EDA company to produce a set of tools for high-level synthesis.
Jeffrey McCarthyBoard Member
Jeff is a Bluespec board member representing the investment in our company from North Bridge Venture Partners.
David LemontBoard Member
David serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Kuebix, LLC. He is the Founder and Principal of Lemont Consulting and in addition serves as an Advisor at Newforma, Inc.
Jim HoganBoard Member
Jim has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 35 years, and has a deep experience in company operations, intellectual property, and corporate governances.