Google looks to open source silicon to solve the root of trust conundrum

OpenTitan is all about the root of trust; Google reckons a transparent open source chip design will do the trick

Google has announced the first open source silicon root of trust project: OpenTitan. With a brief to deliver open source transparency to a “logically secure” chip design for use in data centre server motherboards, storage devices, network cards and other enterprise-level peripherals, Google hopes to help bring higher security confidence to the world enterprise infrastructure.

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