USB 3.0 Integration May Be Delayed Until 2011

by admin | October 23, 2009 12:00 am

USB 3.0

Reports claim that Intel Corporation has decided to delay their motherboard integration with USB 3.0[1], otherwise known as SuperSpeed USB, until 2011.  Without any chip set support, USB 3.0 would have to contend with "a few high-end graphics workstations and consumer systems" to integrate with come 2010.  This is the second issue to hound the project after the ultrawide-based wireless USB virtually collapsed.

The source adds that this emerging technology is not a priority with the world’s major silicon enabler, although Intel originally planned to sample USB 3.0-supported chip sets in early 2010.  The delay has said to have infuriated a handful of chip makers like AMD and NVIDIA, who are planning on introducing new storage controllers for the USB 3.0.  Intel has yet to comment on the issue.

Endnotes:
  1. USB 3.0: http://www.gadget.com/peripherals/usb-30#

Source URL: http://www.gadget.com/usb-30-integration-may-be-delayed-until-2011/