Consortium membership is open to any company interested in commercial use of HyperShare and/or HyperTransport technologies and their trademarks, as well as to academic and non-profit institutions interested in our technologies for their research projects.
Consortium membership is the simplest, low cost, royalty-free way to:
Secure legal, commercial license to HyperShare and/or HyperTransport technologies and trademarks
(see "Mandatory or Elective Membership?" section below to learn if and when Consortium membership is
mandatory or not)
Tap into a full slate of technical support and high dollar value business/product promotion services extended to members by the Hypertransport Consortium (HTC) at no additional cost. In essence, members’ ROI far outweighs the applicable membership fees in benefits value (more on this below). A win-win for members and for HTC.
Membership Levels, Benefits and Fees
Consortium membership comes at Promoter, Contributor, Adopter and Academic levels, which carry different degrees of benefits and fees. They can be viewed in the table summary below.
Mandatory or Elective Membership?
Since Consortium membership is the very low cost and royalty-free means for commercial users to secure legal license rights to HyperShare and/or HyperTransport technologies, it can be either mandatory or elective, depending on how Consortium technologies are utilized and/or marketed. Click the button below to learns about all applicable scenarios.
What about Member's Patents Protection?
Companies with rich patent portfolios may have some concerns that Consortium membership might legaly force them to share part or all of their intellectual property. The document below addresses these concerns and sheds light on the matter.
How to Apply for Membership
Applying for Consortium membership is an easy, online process. Click on the button below to learn about the simple steps to become a member and to enjoy the collective benefits of being part of our technology ecosystem.
Patent Sharing and Protection
of Members' Patent Portfolio