As market watchers expect USB 3.0 chip shipments to reach 20 million units in 2010 and over 40 million units in 2011, Taiwan-based chipmakers ASMedia Technology, a subsidiary of Asustek Computer; VIA Technology; Etron Technology and US-based Fresco Logic, have all advanced aggressively into the USB 3.0 market with a sharp price points. ASMedia has even cut its USB 3.0 chip prices down to US$1.7-1.8 for batch orders recently.Source: DigiTimes
However, since the three Taiwan-based chipmakers have not yet passed certification by USB-IF, their USB 3.0 chips are unlikely to start shipping until October or November, which should delay the launch of related products in channel to December 2010 or January 2011.
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Posted on Friday, July 23 2010 @ 18:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck