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Western Digital's Long Trip from Open Standards to Open Source Chips

Aug 22, 2019, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)

Western Digital, the company known to most as a seller of hard drives, has gone all-in on open source. While not a stranger to open source software -- and far from being the first hardware company to embrace open source -- it recently became a pioneer by diving headfirst into the uncharted waters of open source silicon. And it seems fitting for a company started in the 1970s as a chipmaker.

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