What is Flash ROM?

The ROM in the term flash rom stands for Read Only Memory. This is memory that is on computer chips such as a BIOS chip, that is meant to be read from only, but not normally written to. In some cases though, there are upgrades to the information on these chips. Flashrom is a programming utility that has the ability to access these chips and read, write, erase, or update them as needed, in spite of their normal function to be read only.