Exec calls for unity on 60 GHz after UWB failure
Rick Merritt, EETimes
(10/20/2009 8:38 PM EDT)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Intel Corp.'s decision to wait until 2011 to support USB 3.0 in PC chip sets will put mainstream adoption of the interconnect on hold for a year, said a senior technology manager at a top tier PC maker.
The issue is the second to dog a major USB initiative, following the virtual collapse of ultrawideband-based wireless USB which is effectively dead, said the source who asked not to be named. In its place, interest is now building for 60 GHz technology, but separate industry groups need to unite to ensure the future of it, he added.
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