Friday, November 16, 2012
Global market for USB 3.0 devices to grow more than 500 percent through 2016
USA: Since its introduction in 1996, USB has displaced a host of wired connectivity standards including FireWire, PS/2 and serial ports that were once used to connect everything from mice to printers to external hard drives.
Although initial adoption of USB 3.0 was fairly weak, device shipments and the installed base will grow significantly by 2016. Currently, USB 1.1 devices are still shipping low-end applications such as mice. Shipments of USB 2.0 devices will peak in 2012. As some 2.0 devices continue to grow, others, including notebooks will fall to virtually zero by the end of the forecast period.
This report provides an in-depth look at the global market for USB devices, covering shipments segmented by USB standard across 54 different device markets between 2010 and 2016. The report provides analysis on market trends, highlights key industry news, furnishes insights into USB laptop webcam controllers, and examines the adoption of new standards like USB 3.0 and the USB Power Delivery specification.