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Intel, Linux Foundation Launch Open Source Silicon Groups

March 13, 2019 / SDxCentral

Two new open source silicon groups, one led by Linux Foundation and the other by Intel, launched this week. The Linux Foundation on Monday announced its new CHIPS (Common Hardware for Interfaces, Processors and Systems) Alliance with member companies Google, Western Digital, Esperanto Technologies, and SiFive. On the same day tech heavyweights Intel, Alibaba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, and Microsoft formed a consortium to develop open interconnect technology called Compute Express Link (CXL). And both new groups formed just days before the granddaddy of open source hardware groups, Open Compute Project (OCP), holds its annual summit.