HyperTransport Consortium membership is based on four membership classes, which determine the rights and benefits to which members are entitled. They are listed below in order of privileges and benefits value:
For companies requiring commercial rights for proprietary implementations of HyperShare™ and/or HyperTransport® Link technologies, maximum HTC technical support, marketing and technology/business promotion benefits, as well as participation to the highest level of Consortium's strategy- and decision-making. With their seat on HTC’s Board of Directors and elective participation to and voting rights on HTC’s Technical Working Group (TWG) and Technical Task Forces (TTF) development activities and standardization processes, Promoters have complete influence and advanced visibility on HTC’s technology strategy, management decisions, and technical developments.
For companies seeking commercial rights for non-proprietary implementations of HyperShare™ technology and/or proprietary implementations of HyperTransport® Link technology, extensive technical support and technology/business promotion benefits. With their elective participation to and voting rights on HTC’s Technical Working Group (TWG) and Technical Task Forces (TTF) development activities and standardization processes, Contributors have thorough influence and advanced visibility on HTC’s technical developments.
For companies seeking commercial rights for proprietary implementations of HyperTransport® Link technologies, basic technical information access and support, limited company promotion benefits.
This membership class is exclusively reserved for academic institutions and non-profit organizations seeking member-only technical information and support on HyperTransport® Link technology and promotion of their noteworthy HT-based research/projects to the global industry. Academic members have no commercial license rights HTC technology. Commercial organizations and individuals cannot be granted HTC Academic membership.