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Google, NIST Launch License-Free Chip Production

The new effort aims to spur semiconductor and nanotechnology innovation.
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By George Leopold

What’s at stake:
As the Commerce Department prepares to distribute CHIPS Act funding, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been moving in parallel to promote chip innovation via a Google-backed open hardware initiative. The goal is making license-free chip design and production as ubiquitous as open-source software.

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