SuperSpeed USB 3.0 will be showcased at CES

By Koushik Saha on 3.1.09

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Symwave, Inc., a semiconductor supplier of high-performance analog/mixed-signal connectivity solutions for the PC, consumer and mobile devices, has announced that it will demonstrate at CES, the world’s first consumer application of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which is 10 times faster (maximum rate of 5 Gbps) than legacy USB technology. Symwave is collaborating with the leading test, cable, components and hard drive manufacturers to demonstrate the transfer speeds of USB 3.0 and will showcase streaming data to and from external storage devices at speeds previously unattainable.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with the more than 10 billion USB devices shipped to date. According to the reports, USB 3.0 devices could becomeavailable in commercial controllers in the second half of 2009 but consumer products using the new spec are not expected till 2010.

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