February 2, 2001

Momentum building for Open Source hardware

Author: JT Smith

EET.com has a story about interest in Open Source
"processors, the semiconductor equivalent of open-source software
movements like Linux.

A handful of commercial efforts are experimenting with open-source CPU
cores. Contract-manufacturing giant Flextronics, for example, is laying
plans to tap into open-source hardware for its ASICs. And both
Metaflow Technologies Inc. (La Jolla, Calif.) and IROC Technologies SA
(Grenoble, France) are building products using the Leon-1, a Sparc-like
open-source processor developed at the European Space Agency's
Technology Center."


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