BEAVERTON, USA & TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Fresco Logic, a global fabless semiconductor company that develops and markets USB 3.0 connectivity solutions, announced that it will ship 1 million USB 3.0 host controllers by year-end 2010.
Fresco Logic’s USB 3.0 host controller, based on its GoXtream technology, was recently certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The company has shipped its certified USB 3.0 host controllers to tier-one OEMs that have incorporated the technology into notebooks, motherboards and add-in cards. Consumers can purchase SuperSpeed USB products with Fresco Logic technology in retail stores around the world today.
The USB-IF certification process mandates compliance to the USB 3.0 specification. Fresco Logic’s USB 3.0 host controller is only the second host controller in the industry to achieve certification, having passed the USB-IF’s rigorous product quality and compatibility testing, ensuring that it will interoperate with the billions of USB products in the market.
The company was also recently named to EE Times’ “Silicon 60” list of emerging startups for its SuperSpeed USB solutions.
“Consumers are demanding the ability to transfer their content at accelerated speeds; and the ramp-up for SuperSpeed USB has been one of the fastest technology adoptions I have ever experienced in the industry,” said Jeff Ravencraft, president, USB-IF.
“With the addition of a second certified USB 3.0 host controller to the market, we expect to see even broader market acceptance for SuperSpeed USB technology. We are pleased with Fresco Logic’s contributions to SuperSpeed USB technology, and for delivering a USB 3.0 host controller to the industry that meets our certification requirements.”
“The availability of two certified USB 3.0 host controllers in the market signals that the SuperSpeed USB market is maturing at a healthy pace,” said Brian O’Rourke, principal analyst, In-Stat.
“Fresco Logic has been a consistent player on the SuperSpeed USB scene, and as an early adopter of the specification, is well suited to help grow rapidly the ecosystem of SuperSpeed USB products.”