Trustable Hardware

We believe a computer should be safe to use, and this starts with a safe processor.

The Mission

  • to provide a libre, secure and transparently developed hybrid CPU VPU GPU architecture to the world.
  • to maximize the degree of trust a customer or user can place in products using our processor designs.
  • through significantly reduced product development costs and time to market, incentivise mass volume appliance manufacturers to ensure that end-users of their products enjoy the same level of access to full Board Support Package source code and Reference Designs that they have, including for the processor hardware design.
  • to disincentivise Tivoisation, the deployment of DRM and other lockout techniques that interfere with end-user trust in the products that they legitimately own.

To accomplish this we:

  • use collaborative techniques
  • operate entirely transparently
  • invite developers and experts around the world to contribute without NDAs
  • invite inventors to contribute relevant patents to patent pools (OIN)

The Means:

  • provide the customer the freedom to study, modify, and redistribute the full SoC source, from HDL, through BIOS, boot loader, to drivers and OS.
  • engage in full transparency at every level of the development, right from the inception through to delivery of silicon. no exceptions.
  • listen to constructive input from world-leading industry experts, engineers and enthusiasts alike, in real-time, without NDAs creating artificial barriers to communication and hampering success.

The Market:

  • chromebooks
  • smartphones
  • tablets
  • industrial boards
  • single-board computers (like the Raspberry Pi)
  • wearables
  • CV capable flight controller for lightweight drones
  • whatever you want

The Products:

  • our first target (Dec 2020): a single-core dual-issue 180nm 64-bit "demo" QFP chip that will also be a saleable product in the "Embedded" space (Arduino, STM32F, Ingenic jz4720).
  • a full quad core SoC: 800mhz, dual issue, 4-wide FP32, Hybrid CPU / GPU / VPU [and later an ML inference core], comparable to the Allwinner 64 in capability.
  • Products based on customer - and client - driven needs and requirements