SAN FRANCISCO -- Eight new member companies have joined the HyperTransport Technology Consortium to promote the HyperTransport I/O link for high-speed communications between integrated circuits. The new members are: Hewlett-Packard, Hifn, NEC Electronics, NurLogic Design, Phoenix Technologies, SandCraft, Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions, and Seaway Networks.
The consortium said it now has 40 members--many of which will be demonstrating products with HyperTransport links during the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco this week.
HyperTransport was launched by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. a year ago to link ICs together up to 48 time faster than existing bus technologies. Upon joining the consortium, all members receive a royalty-free license for the HyperTransport specification and gain access to all available intellectual property (IP) based on the technology.