"Intel has not offered support for the new USB 3.0 interface in its chipsets and the few machines on the market with USB 3.0 support are doing so using third-party chipsets. On-chip support for USB 3.0 from Intel is thought to be as far out as 2012. Intel is talking up its own much faster competing standard to USB 3.0 known as Light Peak. Light Peak first surfaced earlier this year and was thought to be coming in late 2010." | more
We can't actually have AMD being more innovative than Intel now can we? lol
Wining and dining NEC
Executives from AMD have been seen wining and dining their opposite numbers at Renesas Electronics in a bid to do a licensing deal on USB 3.0 technology. Renesas was merged into NEC and is the only manufacturer to have approval from the USB organisation.
Icy Dock is proud to announce a game changing product in its line-up: the MB668U3-1SB USB 3.0 Mobile Enclosure for 2.5” SATA HDD and SSD. The MB668U3-1SB is predicated off the popular MB668US-1SB and MB668U-1SB, featuring an ultra light weight aluminum construction and a hassle-free installation method; no tools or screws are required. On the front of the device is a cool blue status LED and is seen through ventilation slots that maximize airflow across the drive.
* Fits any standard 2.5" SATA HDD or SSD.
OEMs given an an early update on Windows 7's successor
Not wanting to rest on the laurels of Windows 7, the best-selling operating system in its storied history, Microsoft is racing to develop its successor, code-named Windows 8. That upcoming product is rumored to be slotted for a late 2011 launch.
TORRANCE, Calif. -June 17, 2010-TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter, model TU3-H2EC, and 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Adapter, model TU3-H2PIE. The adapters add two super speed 5Gbps USB 3.0 ports to a laptop or desktop computer.
17 June 2010, Keelung,Taiwan – Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., the award-winning, aluminum computer chassis manufacturer, is proud to announce that it has launched more cases supporting the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port than any other case maker, making it the leading chassis manufacturer in providing this new connectivity to customers.
EVGA Announces EU30 USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Card
Today the USB Implementers Forum held its Taipei SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference 2010 and we were in attendance at the event to check out all of the latest cutting-edge developments to come to the new USB 3.0 connectivity standard.
One of the exhibitors was ASMedia who is a Taiwanese IC maker. These folks were showing off one of the more exciting demonstrations in the exhibitor area. They had an ASUS powered system hooked up with a Crucial RealSSD C300 SATA 6Gbps SSD connected via USB 3.0. The SSD was able to be connected to the system via USB thanks to the use of an ASMedia USB 3.0 controller bridge device that translates SATA 3.0 to USB 3.0 data signals with the ASM1051 chip.
Cebit 2010: First come first served
While walking around Cebit looking for the latest and greatest in innovations, we couldn’t help but notice that all the motherboards supporting USB 3.0 derive support from NEC’s D720200F1 chip.
It seems that the company has once again profited from being the first one to deliver a product on the market, as the company has been the first to deliver the world's first USB 2.0-compliant host controller chip as well.
The absence of Intel’s solution has caused many a frown, but most frowns should currently come from Intel as NEC seems to sell these babies
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