Kick Starting of Semiconductor Revolution in Pakistan
MERL is a project aimed to enable Pakistan to become a recognized global player
in the semiconductor industry. MERL has developed the country’s first
homegrown open-source microprocessor. The UITU team leveraged the
RISC-V-based open-source architecture to produce the said processor that may
transform the local tech manufacturing industry.
Behind the remarkable development are UITU’s undergraduate engineering and
computer science students, faculty, and a couple of international mentors. UITU is
the only undergraduate nstitute in Pakistan to be teaching processor designing
based on RISC-V in the undergraduate program.