USB-IF Announces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 at CES 2013

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At CES 2013 in Las Vegas, we got a hands-on look at the new 10 Gbps SuperSpeed USB standard from none other than Jeff Ravencraft, COO and Brad Saunders, Chairman of the Board. With such large implications for increased data transfer speeds, file sizes (such as uncompressed 1080p video) and providing power and data, SuperSpeed USB is poised to revolutionize USB 3.0 and is setting fire under the entire industry.

The USB Implementers Forum’s announcement of SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) enhancement will add a much higher data rate, delivering up to twice the data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeedUSB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables.

“With USB technology continuing to be the data and power delivery path of choice acrosspersonal computing and consumer electronics, we are always looking ahead to how to best improve user experience and connectivity performance,” said Brad Saunders, Chairman of the Board of the USB-IF. “Doubling SuperSpeed USB performance will be especially beneficial for emerging USB docking and storage applications.”

“For our customers, 10Gbps USB represents an important evolution in this ubiquitous I/O standard,” said Mark VandenBrink, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, PC GlobalBusiness Unit, HP. “By doubling the bandwidth while maintaining full backwards compatibility with the broad ecosystem of USB peripherals and software, we will be able to better meet the needs of our customers with this high-speed technology.”

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