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Appeared on: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
NEC Ramps Up Production of USB 3.0 Host Controller

NEC Electronics today announced that it plans to double production of its USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) certified SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) host controller (part number µPD720200) and is expecting to reach monthly production of two million units starting April 2010.

The µPD720200 device is a host controller for PCs and other digital consumer devices and is based on the Intel xHCI specification, supporting SuperSpeed USB transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) of data, which is up to 10 times faster than previous Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) transfer speeds. NEC Electronics' host controller is the first commercially available SuperSpeed USB product certified by the USB-IF, and mass production began in September 2009. To meet the increasing market demands for USB 3.0-compatible PCs, NEC Electronics already has shipped three million units of its µPD720200 host controller.

NEC Electronics expects industry adoption of its USB 3.0 host controller to accelerate, and therefore decided to boost its production volume sooner than planned to address the increasing demand.

More information about NEC Electronics' USB 3.0 host controller can be found at http://www.necel.com/usb/en/index.html.



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