Hitachi develops 667 MHz chipsets for Itanium, integrates Intel's virtualization tech

Hitachi said that it is developing the world's first chipset supporting a 667 MHz FSB (Front Side Bus) for Intel's upcoming Itanium 2 Processor, code-named "Montecito". To our knowledge, the company is also first to announce the integration of Intel's virtualization technology (VT), formerly code-named "Vanderpool" into its products. Hitachi was highlighted during last week's IDF as one of Intel's key partners in producing and marketing Itanium systems. (THG)