Press Release: HyperTransportTM Technology Consortium Welcomes FuturePlus Systems, LSI Logic, MindShare, Mindspeed Technologies, QLogic QuickLogic and SiPackets


Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: January 16, 2002

Consortium continues to gain momentum as prominent computer and communications companies join to support the future development and adoption of the HyperTransport I/O link specification; members demonstrate technology implementation at distinguished industry conference.

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 15, 2002 -
HyperTransportTM Technology Consortium, founded to develop, promote and manage specifications of the HyperTransport(tm) I/O link technology, today announced the addition of several new members including: Contributor members FuturePlus Systems and QuickLogic; and Adopter members LSI Logic, MindShare, Mindspeed Technologies, QLogic and SiPackets. To date, the consortium has grown to 30 members that are driving the adoption of HyperTransport technology within the computer, networking and telecommunications industries.

Demonstrating that HyperTransport technology is "here and now," the consortium is participating as a Title Sponsor at the upcoming Platform Conference on January 23 and 24, 2002 at the Silicon Valley Conference
Center in San Jose, Calif. Attendees will experience a first hand, in depth look at how this interconnect technology is being implemented by members like Broadcom, NVIDIA, AMD and Acer Laboratories, Inc.

As interest in the I/O specification continues to grow, HyperTransport Technology Consortium offers Contributor and Adopter membership levels based on how actively the member chooses to participate in the various
technical and marketing activities. Upon joining the consortium, all members receive a royalty-free license for the HyperTransport specification and gain access to all of the available Intellectual Property (IP) based on the technology.

"Our Embedded Standard Products (ESPs) provide significant time and cost savings, and increased performance and flexibility to the engineers who design many of today's advanced electronic systems," Peter Feist, vice president worldwide marketing for QuickLogic. "HyperTransport I/O link will be an extremely beneficial specification for these designers. We are pleased to be a Contributor member of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium and look forward to promoting industry-wide implementation." "We plan to continue publishing the HyperTransport technology as an open interconnect standard, so companies can more easily evaluate the high-speed HyperTransport link within their next generation designs- and ultimately join the consortium to drive industry support of the specification," said Gabriele Sartori, president of HyperTransport Technology Consortium. "We have enjoyed tremendous momentum since we established the consortium in July and expect to see this continue through 2002."

About HyperTransport Technology
HyperTransport technology is here and now; a high-speed, high-performance, interconnect for integrated circuits that provide a universal connection designed to reduce the number of buses within the system. It provides a high-performance link for networking and embedded applications, and enables highly scalable multiprocessing systems. It is designed to enable the chips inside of PCs, servers, networking and communications devices to communicate with each other up to 48 times faster than existing bus technologies. HyperTransport technology enables system designers to develop very complex, high-performance, scalable networking topologies through switching technology, while maintaining and improving the scalability and performance of their existing legacy PCI infrastructures.

About HyperTransport Technology Consortium
HyperTransport Technology Consortium is a nonprofit corporation managed by its members. The consortium promotes the common business interests of providers to the networking, telecommunications, computer and high-performance embedded application through the conduct of a forum for the future development and adoption of the HyperTransport specification.

AMD, API NetWorks, Apple Computers, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, NVIDIA, PMC-Sierra, SGI, Sun Microsystems, and Transmeta are the charter members that comprise the Executive Committee of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.

Companies interested in the HyperTransport specification are invited to join the consortium. Members of the consortium pay annual dues and receive a royalty-free license to HyperTransport IP, gain access to
technical documentation and may attend consortium meetings and events.
To become a member, visit the consortium Web site at www.hypertransport.org. Please review the Bylaws of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium, and complete the online membership application.

HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.


Jason H. Khoury
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