a resounding "Yes."
Speaking before a group of 30 representatives from the hardware industry Monday night at the Freedom Technology Center in Mountain View, California,
Lampret unveiled the organization's most recent development: a functional system-on-chip microprocessor, developed entirely from freely available
The announcement, Lampret claims, marks the first time an organization has bypassed patented technology to manufacture a complete system-on-chip. Such
microprocessors are desirable because they contain multiple control units and enable manufacturers to build computers with fewer separate components.
Lampret believes the open-source innovation could lead the hardware industry to develop cheaper and more cutting-edge devices in coming years.