Posted by Eric Huang on September 17, 2009
I’ve just read some great news from the USB-IF.
ASUS will demonstrate the X58 motherboard with an on-board USB 3.0 Host controller from NEC Electronics.
Fujitsu will demonstrate their Notebook PC with a built-in USB 3.0 Host controller (again from NEC) connected to a Buffalo SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Solid-State Drive.
You can read the press release on the ASUS and Fujitsu/Buffalo demos here.
I can not express how super cool this is, and how excited I am that these items will be demo’ed next week (Sept 22-24, 2009) at IDF in San Francisco.
I really, really, really hope these go into mass production soon. I hope to find out when I see them.
If you will recall, NEC announced mass production at 1 Million units per month starting in September 2009, so it stands to reason that the ASUS motherboard and the Fujitsu PC might be at least 2 of the products that would actually use the chips.
Since it looks like the USB-IF is ready to start testing and certifying items that earn the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 logo, there is a chance we will see real products in a few months.
My fingers are crossed…