Date:10th Aug 2011
USB SuperSpeed is forecasted to grow at
178% CAGR through 2015
In-Stat research reports that the transition to SuperSpeed
USB is occurring more rapidly than previously anticipated,
due primarily to quicker integration of the new standard
into core logic chipsets and low-/full-speed and high-speed
USB will remain relevant for the near future as well. Low-/full-speed
will remain the interface of choice in mice and keyboards,
and high-speed will remain in many PC peripheral and CE
applications. In-Stat forecasts that USB will grow at 7.4%
through 2015 with most of that growth being fueled from
SuperSpeed devices which will have an impressive CAGR of
178% over that same time period.
"Because the throughput of SuperSpeed USB - 10 times
that of high-speed USB - is not required in some devices,
adoption will not initially be as broad as for full- and
high-speed USB," says Brian O'Rourke, Research Director.
"However, SuperSpeed USB will gain significant initial
penetration in markets requiring transfers of increasingly
larger pools of data. This process is underway in applications
such as PCs, external hard disk drives, and USB flash drives.
It will happen over the next few years in applications such
as digital still cameras, camcorders, and portable media
Other details as shared by In-Stat from the report include:
More than 3.5-billion USB devices shipped in 2010.
High-speed USB is still the most popular USB interface,
comprising over three-quarters of USB device shipments in
Mobile phones are a key driver for USB overall, and will
play a role in the adoption of SuperSpeed USB.
The price of SuperSpeed silicon will begin to approach the
cost of high-speed USB, on both the host and device side,
over the next two to three years.