Posted by Eric Huang on December 12, 2011
So it’s happened, the company the company that invested USB, and drove USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 to success has certified their own USB 3.0 Host Controllers. The USB-IF announcement image (and hyperlink) is below.
It looks like the Series 7 chips set goes into standard PCs that you and I will buy, so mostly laptops and desktops. The C216 series appears to be for servers.
A link to the press release is here: http://www.usb.org/press/USB-IF_PantherPoint_FINAL.pdf.
AMD’s Certified PC Chipset – Where is it?
This follows AMD’s press release from back in April 2011 of a certified chipset. We haven’t seen either in mass production, but we might guess that both will time their releases to coincide with wide scale Windows support.
Windows 8 with USB 3.0
Combined with the Microsoft Windows 8 announcement and demonstration of USB 3.0, Intel’s announcement means we are on the path to 1 Billions USB 3.0 enabled products in 2 years as consumers look to attach something to these speedy SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports.
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