At this week’s SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference in Taipei, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced the certification of 75 SuperSpeed USB products and multiple company demonstrations of new SuperSpeed USB consumer products.
Certified SuperSpeed USB products from industry-leading companies are available to consumers worldwide. Additionally, SuperSpeed USB products in new device classes, from display to hubs, are emerging.
“SuperSpeed USB momentum continues to explode, with new products rapidly entering the market, furthering the expansion of the SuperSpeed USB ecosystem,” says Jeff Ravencraft, president and chairman, USB-IF.
“SuperSpeed USB is tracking with IDC’s forecast from last year for its adoption,” adds Shane Rau, director of IDC’s Computing and Storage Semiconductors research. “Driven by the need for more and faster data storage capabilities in personal computers, we continue to forecast that SuperSpeed USB will ship in 45% of mobile computers in 2012.”
The USB 3.0 specification, introduced over one year ago, defines a backward compatible interconnect that delivers improved data transfer rates up to 10x faster than Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) and offers optimized power management.