THE NEWLY formed HyperTransport Technology Consortium - a coalition of high-tech corporations including AMD, NVIDIA, Cisco and Sun Microsystems - is expected to bring major advances in the speed of PC's, networking devices and other hardware such as set-top boxes.

The consortium is to promote and develop AMD's HyperTransport technology, which dramatically boosts the speed at which data can be transferred between chips within a PC or local area network. Computers, networking and communications devices, and any other hardware that ...

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