EE Times reports USB 3.0 is facing a slow adoption due to Intel's decision to delay chipsets with the new interconnect to 2011. Therefore we won't see a lot of USB 3.0 systems this year, because discrete USB 3.0 host controllers are relatively expensive.
Without chip set support from Intel for USB 3.0 aka SuperSpeed USB, adoption in 2010 will be limited to "a few high-end graphics workstations and consumer systems," said the source. That's because system makers will be forced to buy discrete host controllers for their motherboards, a relatively high cost.
"It's hard to commit to an emerging technology like this when the key silicon enablers are not making it a priority," said the source, referring to Intel. "You get into a chicken-and-egg situation," he added.
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Re: USB 3.0 not expected to go mainstream until 2011 by Anonymous on Friday, October 23 2009 @ 01:20:27 CEST
Remember this next time you see those Intel ads showing off their "innovation"...
Clearly they wouldn't know innovation if it bit them in the ....