Hewlett-Packard, Hifn, NEC Electronics, NurLogic Design, Phoenix Technologies, SandCraft, Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions and Seaway Networks are among the new adopter members of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium, of which Apple is also a member.
The organization was founded to develop, promote and manage specifications of the HyperTransport I/O link. The consortium now boasts 40 members.
HyperTransport complements externally visible bus standards like the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), as well as emerging technologies like InfiniBand and 10GB Ethernet. Although initially developed for high-performance personal computer and server platforms, the technology is also gaining momentum in networking and communications devices, embedded applications and other non-PC devices. Multiple products integrating support for HyperTransport technology are in development to support desktop and notebook PCs, workstations and servers, and Internet communication devices.
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As interest in the HyperTransport I/O specification grows, the HyperTransport Technology Consortium continues to offer Contributor and Adopter memberships based on the level of member activity and participation in the various technical and marketing activities and working groups, according to Gabriele Sartori, president of the Consortium. Upon joining the consortium, all members receive a royalty-free license for the HyperTransport specification and gain access to all available intellectual property based on the technology.
Further promoting HyperTransport technology as “Here and Now!,” consortium members AMD, Altera, Broadcom, GDA Technologies, LSI Logic Corporation, QuickLogic, SandCraft, and Xilinx will exhibit at the Embedded Systems Conference on March 12-16 in San Francisco, CA. The conference is focused exclusively on microprocessors and related hardware technologies that are driving the embedded industry.