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Cypress USB controllers stretch from NY to LA and back again

How far would half a billion USB controllers stretch if laid end-to-end? Try from NY City to Los Angeles and back again. That is how many USB controllers Cypress has shipped since their inception of the USB controller product line in 1997. Fueled by growing consumer demand in USB-enabled applications such as mice, keyboards, hubs, media and video players, mobile phones, mass storage (external hard disk drives & enclosures), set top boxes, photo printers and video capture peripherals, Cypress shipped over 130 million USB controllers in 2005, the most in its history, and is already approaching 600 million units shipped from inception to date. This press release in conjunction with our recent article about USB devices reaching 2.8 billion units by 2010 means GetUSB.info we’ll be busy for a while…

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Wireless USB hub from Belkin delayed

A spokesperson from Belkin confirmed earlier this week the award winning (Best in Design CES 06) Belkin wireless USB hub will be delayed until July of 2006. The delay was categorized as typical manufacturing delays but GetUSB believes it’s more to do with the Freescale core technology, CableFree, used in the Belkin device. Original ship dates where around April of this year but now are more in line with the WiMedia Alliance Member’s release date for commercially ready UltraWideBand products. So, the race is still on.

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