In-Stat market researchers estimate USB 3.0 will capture a quarter of the USB market by 2013. The market research firm also reports that micro-USB ports are expected to become the dominant standard for connectors in cell phone by 2013.
“All PCs, and most PC peripherals have transitioned from full-speed to high-speed. Most of these devices will eventually transition to SuperSpeed, the only issue is the speed of the transition. For PC peripheral devices, the key will be how quickly SuperSpeed is integrated into the application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and microcontrollers that are the brains of these devices,” said Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst.
According to In-Stat, SuperSpeed USB will represent over 25% of the USB market by 2013. Consumer electronics devices with USB will rise at a 6.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2008 and 2013, the analysts said.