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USB 3.1 Ships in Laptops, USB Dev Days, Charging Safety, USB 3.1 Chip Prices

USB 3.1 Chips in Laptops I’m super excited to report that USB 3.1 Gen 2 is now shipping (will be shipping soon) in laptops. Yes Laptops!  This is about 6 months before I expected it to happen. You’ll now find it in MSI, Gigabyte, Acer, and Lenovo models. These 4 laptops all appear to use […]

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Windows 8 to support SuperSpeed USB 3.0

It’s finally official, Windows 8 will support SuperSpeed USB 3.0.  Microsoft’s blog really lays out all the virtual and real hardware testing that Microsoft has to go through to make sure the drivers work, and work well. with billions of USB products. Microsoft hasn’t announced a Windows 8 availability date, but we know from IDF […]

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Dropping USB 3.0 Host Chip ASPs

DigiTimes reports that Renesas (formerly NEC) will drop it’s USB 3.0 Host chip prices to $1.20 in 2012 So if you followed my other blogs, you can see how the ASP of a USB 3.0 Host Chip has dropped. Now I should point out, that these are ASPs across the board.  Some of these Host […]

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USB 3.0 Host Chip Pricing

Digitimes reports that Taiwanese motherboard makers have not seen a reduction in USB 3.0 Host Chip pricing.    “With a global market share of 95%, Renesas currently quotes US$2.20-2.50 for its USB 3.0 host ICs, much higher than US$1.70-1.80 quoted by ASMedia Technology, Etron Technology and VIA Labs of which their products were just adopted […]

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