Article: Intel and Softbank Beware. Open Source Is Coming to the Chip Business

Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

Intel and Softbank Beware. Open Source Is Coming to the Chip Business

After revolutionizing software, the open-source movement is threatening to do same to the chip industry. Big technology companies have begun dabbling with RISC-V, which replaces proprietary know-how in a key part of the chip design process with a free standard that anyone can use.

While it’s early days, this could create a new crop of processors that compete with Intel Corp. products and whittle

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