Feeds

SuperSpeed USB to be 'successful', enthuses analyst

Faster version of popular bus to be popular too. Apparently

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Four years from now, one in four gadgets with USB ports will support USB 3.0 - aka SuperSpeed USB.

That's the shock (not) conclusion of market watcher In-Stat in a report forecasting that a faster version of the hugely popular peripheral interconnect bus will also be very popular, a prediction that will cost you $3995 from In-Stat, but comes free of charge from us.

The USB 3.0 specification - designed to enable data transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s - was finalised late last year, and silicon developers are already producing early controller chips. NEC, for example, began sampling one this month.

These efforts should see the first USB 3.0-equipped computers and devices debut late this year or early next.

Intel's is backing the standard, so expect it to be supported in the chip giant's chipsets quickly. That will drive take-up in the computer world, while manufacturers of external hard drives the obvious candidates to release the first SuperSpeed peripherals. ®

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.