Tuesday, May 31, 2011

USB-IF announces latest lineup of certified USB 3.0 host controllers from two Taiwanese manufacturers

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011, TAIPEI, TAIWAN: The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced that two new host controllers from Taiwanese companies ASMedia Technology Inc. and Etron Technology Inc. have received SuperSpeed USB certification. These new certified solutions will play an integral role in the further development and advancement of the SuperSpeed USB ecosystem.

“The SuperSpeed USB ecosystem has experienced unparalleled growth and advancement in the past year, and we are pleased that the ASMedia and Etron host controllers are among the 236 certified SuperSpeed USB products,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president and COO. “The addition of these solutions to the SuperSpeed USB market will help spur continued growth and diversity within the ecosystem, providing end-consumers with more product choices.”

The ASM1042 USB 3.0 host controller from ASMedia and the EJ168 USB 3.0 host controller from Etron are both two-port USB 3.0 host controller solutions.

“ASMedia is pleased that the ASM1042 host controller has received USB-IF certification. By gaining certification, we help ensure that our solution upholds the standard, quality and reliability that consumers have come to expect from USB-IF certified products,” said Chewei Lin, CEO, ASMedia Technology.

“The addition of our certified EJ168 host controller to the SuperSpeed USB market signifies our commitment in creating high-quality products and also provides end-consumers with another viable option,” said Dr. Nicky Lu, chairman and CEO, Etron Technology. “Etron is excited to contribute to the robust SuperSpeed USB ecosystem.”

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