Chipset Integration Needed Before SuperSpeed USB Takes Off, Says In-Stat
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- May 04, 2010 --The debut of SuperSpeed USB devices in 2009 provided the seeds of dramatic change in the USB market, reports In-Stat (http://www.in-stat.com). SuperSpeed USB, which offers a tenfold bandwidth improvement over high-speed USB, will grow to just under 30 percent of the USB interface technology market by 2014, according to In-Stat forecasts. The success of SuperSpeed USB will be limited initially, however.
“It will take time for SuperSpeed USB to be integrated into the core logic PC chipset,” says Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst. “USB achieved its immense success primarily due to core logic integration, which effectively allowed PC OEMs to offer it for free. Integration is essential before a new USB standard becomes prominent in PCs.”
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- More than 3 billion USB-enabled devices shipped in 2009; over 4 billion will ship in 2012.
- Nearly 160 million digital TVs will ship with USB in 2014.
- SuperSpeed USB core logic chipsets will begin shipping in late 2011. Shipments of devices with USB SuperSpeed will rise more than fourfold from 2011 to 2012.
- The USB Discrete Host Controller Average Selling Price will see a -21.6% Compound Annual Growth Rate from 2009 to 2013.
- In-Stat’s consumer respondents identified printers as the most likely devices to use USB to connect with their PC, followed by digital cameras.
The research, “USB 2010: SuperSpeed USB Adoption Will Lag the Pace of High-Speed USB Adoption” (#IN1004685MI), covers the worldwide market for USB technology. It includes:
- Examination of the USB market, with analysis of three different categories: low- and full-speed; high-speed; and SuperSpeed.
- Forecasts of USB device sales through 2014 by type and by application in several categories: PCs, PC peripherals, consumer electronics, communications, and automotive.
- Results of a residential consumer survey on USB usage.
- USB supplier profiles: Cypress Semiconductor, DisplayLink, Fresco Logic, Fujitsu, Gennum, Intel, Jungo Software, LucidPort Technology, MCCI, NEC, PLX, SMSC, STEricsson, Symwave, Synopsis, Texas Instruments.
For a free sample of the report and more information, please contact Elaine Potter at: epotter@In-Stat.com or (480) 483-4441.
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