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…Continue Reading
USB devices will continue to infiltrate the market for the next 5+ years and GetUSB will be there to report the action. According to In-Stat, a high-tech market research firm, USB-enabled electronics devices will double from 1.4 billion in 2005 to 2.8 billion in 2010.Continue Reading
SMSC has a multiswitch USB hub which shares devices between different platforms. The SMSC 4-port USB MultiSwitch acts as two independently controllable USB2.0 hubs in a single package with the ability to electronically reassign and reconfigure any of its four downstream ports to eitherContinue Reading
BenQ introduces a new LCD monitor with USB connectivity. The sleek look and eye-catching design includes multimedia speakers that offer clear and vibrant sound with your viewing experience. The LCD monitor (17 in. FP72E and 19 in. FP92E) provide superb picture quality and fast 8ms response times.Continue Reading
Now IOGear has done it again, but this time with their USB hub and VoIP calling kit. This beauty is a full touch dial pad and with six high speed 2.0 USB ports it’s easy to connect those external hard drives, PDAs, scanners, cameras, you name it. Best of all the GVI2065U has two audio outputsContinue Reading
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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