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USB 3.0

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for USB 3.0 in Million Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2011 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 82 companies including key USB Chip Manufacturers such as ASMedia Technology, Inc., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, DisplayLink Corporation, Etron Technology, Inc., Faraday Technology Corporation, Fresco Logic, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Intel Corporation, LucidPort Technology, Inc., PLX Technology Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation, Standard Microsystems Corporation, Synopsys, Inc., VIA Technologies, Inc., and Texas Instruments. The report also profiles major USB 3.0 Enabled Device Manufacturers such as Apple Inc., ELECOM Co Ltd., LaCie S.A.S, Hewlett-Packard Company, Iomega, Kingston Technology Company, Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc., SanDisk Corporation, Seagate Technology LLC, Toshiba Corporation, and Transcend Information, Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • A Prelude
  • Performance Benefits to Boost USB 3.0 Penetration Rates
  • Efficient Battery Maintenance - Business Case for USB 3.0
  • Backward Compatibility to Assist Seamless Transition from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0
  • Growing Demand for USB 3.0 Interface to Benefit USB 3.0 Chips Market
  • Current & Future Analysis
  • PC Segment - The Early Revenue Contributor
  • Opportunity Indicator
    • Table 1: Global Notebook PC Market: Breakdown of Annual Dollar Sales (in US$ million) for the Years 2009, 2012 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Portability of Electronic Devices to Lend Traction to USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 Flash Drives Make the Cut in Storage Market
  • Opportunity Indicator
    • Table 2: World Market for USB Flash Drives (2010, 2012 & 2015): Breakdown of Annual Sales in Million Units for Years 2010, 2012 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 3: Enterprise Uses of USB Flash Drives: Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume of Stored Data by Nature of Information (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • USB 3.0 Enabled High-Bandwidth Storage Devices - A Major Draw
  • Consumer Entertainment & Communication Devices to Follow Suit
  • Mobile Phones - The Next Frontier
  • Opportunity Indicators
    • Table 4: World Market for Mobile Handsets: Breakdown of Volume Sales in Million Units for Years 2011, 2013 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: World Market for Mobile Handsets by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Volume for 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 3.5G, and 3.9G Enabled Handsets for Years 2008, 2011 & 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Smartphones & Tablet PCs - The Next Frontier
    • Table 6: World Market for Smartphones (2011 & 2017P): Breakdown of Sales in Thousand Units by Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: Global Mobile Computing Market: Breakdown of Annual Dollar Sales (in US$ million) for Smartphones and Tablet PCs for the Years 2009, 2012 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Declining Costs to Drive Volume Sales
  • 'Thunderbolt' - How Big is the Threat?
  • USB 3.0 Host ICs Market to Become More Competitive
  • USB 3.0 chipmakers Turn to USB hub business

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • What is USB 3.0?
  • USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 Enabled Devices
  • USB 3.0 Chipsets
  • Methods of Upgrading Legacy Laptops with USB 3.0 Support
  • Features of USB 3.0
  • Faster Transfer Speeds
    • Factors Attributing to Speed Disparities in USB 3.0 Equipment
      • Separate Data Lanes for Uploads and Downloads
      • Quicker Charging of Devices
      • Increased Power Efficiency
      • Backward Compatibility
  • USB 3.0 Connectors
  • USB 3.0 Standard-A Connectors
  • USB 3.0 Standard-B Connectors
  • USB 3.0 Powered-B Connectors
  • USB 3.0 Micro Connectors
    • USB 3.0 Micro-B Connectors
    • USB 3.0 Micro-AB and USB 3.0 Micro-A Connectors
  • Architecture
    • Physical Layer
      • Data Encoding/Decoding in USB 3.0
      • Link Layer
      • Protocol Layer
  • Operating Systems Supporting USB 3.0
    • Linux OS
    • Windows XP, Vista & 7
    • Windows 8
    • Mac OS X
  • Disadvantages

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS

  • Fresco Logic Launches FL2000 USB-Device Display Controller
  • Plugable Technologies Introduces USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Graphics Adapter
  • DisplayLink Launches Fujitsu USB 3.0 Port Replicator PR08
  • L-com Introduces USB 3.0 Female Bulkhead Cables
  • Etron Technology to Launch Three USB 3.0 IC Controllers
  • Lexar Introduces JumpDrive Series High-Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drives
  • Toshiba America Information Systems Launches Dynadock USB 3.0 Hub
  • Tokyo Electron and Cypress Semiconductor Jointly Develop USB 3.0 Device Interface Card
  • Microsoft Selects Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 Controller
  • XIMEA Launches MQ Series Industrial Camera with Cypress Semiconductor FX3 Controller
  • Targus Unveils ACP70US USB 3.0 SuperSpeed™ Dual Video Docking Station
  • FRAMOS Unveils USB 3.0 Super-Speed Interface for Visiosens VFU Camera Platform
  • Kingston Digital Introduces USB 3.0 Media Reader
  • Renesas Electronics Unveils SuperSpeed USB SATA3 Bridge System-on-Chip
  • NXP Semiconductors Launches PTN36241B USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Redriver
  • Super Talent Technology Unveils DataGuardian USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • US Robotics Launches Multi Slot Card Reader/Driver
  • Cypress Semiconductor Launches West Bridge Benicia Peripheral Controller
  • Exar Launches XRP252x Series of Power Distribution Devices
  • DisplayLink Unveils DL-3000 Controller Chip Platform
  • Parade Technologies Launches PS8720 Dual USB 3.0 Repeater/Redriver
  • Himax Technologies Launches USB 3.0 Pico-Projector Solution
  • Testronic Selects Ellisys Explorer™ 280 System of Ellisys
  • Kingston Technology Company Launches USD 3.0 HyperX Max External Hard Drive
  • Kingston Technology Company Launches DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0
  • Newer Technology Launches USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter
  • Parade Technologies Launches PS8710 USB 3.0 with Least Power Repeater/Redriver IC
  • Blackmagic Design Introduces New USB 3.0 Real-Time 1080p Video Editing Solution
  • TRENDnet Introduces USB 3.0 External Enclosures
  • Iomega Introduces USB 3.0 External SSDs
  • LaCie Releases Rikki and Minimus USB 3.0 Hard Drives
  • Belkin International Unveils SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Product Range
  • LeCroy Launches Advisor T3 USB 3.0 Protocol Analyzer
  • Addonics Technologies Rolls Out eSATA Converter
  • SIIG Introduces Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hubs
  • ASMedia Collaborates with MCCI®

4. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • Chip Manufacturers
  • ASMedia Technology, Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (US)
  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (US)
  • DisplayLink Corporation (US)
  • Etron Technology, Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Faraday Technology Corporation (Taiwan)
  • Fresco Logic, Inc. (US)
  • Fujitsu Limited (Japan)
  • Intel Corporation (US)
  • LucidPort Technology, Inc (US)
  • PLX Technology Inc (US)
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan)
  • Standard Microsystems Corporation (US)
  • Synopsys, Inc. (US)
  • VIA Technologies, Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Texas Instruments (US)
  • USB 3.0 Enabled Device Manufacturers
  • Apple Inc. (US)
  • ELECOM Co Ltd (Japan)
  • LaCie S.A.S (France)
  • Hewlett-Packard Company (US)
  • Iomega (US)
  • Kingston Technology Company (US)
  • Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc (US)
  • SanDisk Corporation (US)
  • Seagate Technology LLC (Ireland)
  • Toshiba Corporation (Japan)
  • Transcend Information, Inc (Taiwan)

5. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: World 7-Year Perspective for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales of USB 3.0 Devices for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2012, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Robust Demand for Flash Drives Augurs Well for the Market
    • Table 10: US Market for USB Flash Drives (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 11: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Product Launch
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 12: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 13: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices by Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 14: European 7-Year Perspective for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices by Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales of USB 3.0 Devices for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2012, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3a. FRANCE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • LaCie S.A.S - A Major French USB 3.0 Device Manufacturer
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 15: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3b. GERMANY

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Product Launches
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 16: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3c. ITALY

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 17: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 18: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3e. REST OF EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Product Launch
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 19: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 20: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 21: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales of USB 3.0 Devices in Million Units for Years 2011 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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