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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.