"...Maxtor today announced the release of the Ultra ATA/133 hard drive interface specification, which boosts data transfer rates between a computer and the hard drive up to 133MB per second. The new interface is one-third faster than earlier record-breaking Ultra ATA/100 technology integrated in most personal computer systems and performance adapter cards sold today. Currently, VIA Technologies Inc., Silicon Integrated Systems Corp (SiS), Adaptec, Promise Technology Inc., and Silicon Image have formally completed licensing agreements to use Maxtor's Ultra ATA/133 interface technology in upcoming systems and chipsets.
"Maxtor's Ultra ATA patented technology has been the de facto standard since 1996," said Vic Jipson, executive vice president of engineering for Maxtor. "The Ultra ATA interface has been one of the computer industry's most important achievements and can be found on almost 90 percent of all hard drive, CD-ROM and DVD equipped systems shipped in the world today."..."