Google Designs Its Own Chrome Embedded Controller

Posted by tracyanne on Feb 23, 2013 9:33 AM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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Word of the "Chrome EC" embedded controller came via a Coreboot commit that came on Friday afternoon for supporting the new chip. Stefan Reinauer, one of the original Coreboot developers that is now employed by Google, wrote "Add support for Google ChromeEC - Google ChromeEC is an EC with completely open source firmware...This patch adds support for the ChromeEC on coreboot's side. Great thanks to the ChromeEC team for this amazing work. It's another important milestone towards a free and open firmware stack on modern hardware."

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