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USB 3.0

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for USB 3.0 in Thousand 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 2012 through 2020. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 89 companies including many key and niche players such as -

ASMedia Technology, Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Avago Technologies Ltd.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
DisplayLink Corporation

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
  • Superior Performance Benefits Make Device Manufacturers Sit Up and Take Notice of USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 Vs USB 2.0: A Comparative Analysis
  • USB 3.0 Vs USB 2.0: Comparison of Data Transfer Rates by File Size
  • Efficient Battery Maintenance - Business Case for USB 3.0
  • Backward Compatibility - A Boon for Seamless Transition from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 Gears Up for Upward Growth
  • Opportunity Indicator:
    • A Peek into End-Use Applications for USB 3.0
  • Key Statistical Data:
    • Table 1: Global USB-Enabled Devices Market (2012, 2014 & 2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by USB Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Growing Demand for USB 3.0 Interface to Benefit USB 3.0 Chips Market
  • PC Segment - The Early Adopter of USB 3.0 Interface
  • Rising Data Portability Needs to Accelerate USB 3.0 Adoption in Wider Range of Electronic Devices in Coming Years
  • USB 3.0 Flash Drives Make the Cut in Storage Market
  • Opportunity Indicators
    • Table 2: Enterprise Uses of USB Flash Drives: Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume of Stored Data by Nature of Information (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for USB Flash Drives by Technology - USB2.0, USB3.0 and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million Units for Years 2012 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 4: World 4-Year Perspective for USB Flash Drives by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for USB2.0, USB3.0 and Other Markets for Years 2012 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • USB 3.0 High-Bandwidth Storage Devices - A Major Draw
  • Consumer Entertainment & Communication Devices to Follow Suit
  • Smartphones Phones - The Next Frontier
    • Opportunity Indicator:
    • Table 5: World Market for Smartphones (2011 & 2017P): Breakdown of Sales in Thousand Units by Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Tablet PCs - Market Laden with Tremendous Potential for USB 3.0
    • Opportunity Indicators:
    • Table 6: Global Tablet PCs Market: Breakdown of Annual Dollar Sales (in US$ million) for the Years 2012 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: Global Tablet PCs Market: Breakdown of Annual Volume Sales (in Million Units) for the Years 2013 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • USB 3.0 Poised to Take Center Stage in Camera-Based Applications
  • Leading Camera Interfaces: A Comparative Analysis
  • USB 3.0 to Widen their Footprint in Wide Range of Peripheral Devices
  • USB 3.0 Gains Prominence in Switched Device Access
  • USB 3.0 Universal Docking Chipsets Attract Consumer Attention in 4K Applications
  • USB 3.0 Chipmakers Turn to USB Hub Business
  • USB 3.0 Host ICs Market to Become More Competitive
  • Declining Costs to Drive Volume Sales
  • Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth
  • USB 3.0 Devices to Face Early 'In-House' Competition from USB 3.1
  • 'Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2' - How Big is the Threat?
  • Will Cloud Services Pose Threat to USB Interface Technologies??
  • Cloud's Early Stage Status in Data Storage Market to Help USB 3.0 in Retaining Market Traction

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. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS

  • Patriot Launches Supersonic Bolt XT USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Kensington Announces New USB3.0 Products
  • DataLocker Unveils Sentry 3.0 Encrypted Flash Drive
  • Synopsys Introduces USB 3.1 IP Solution
  • Molex Launches Next-Generation Series of USB 3.0 Panel-Mount Receptacles
  • Imation Rolls Out High-Performance External USB 3.0 SS Hard Drive
  • DisplayLink and Plugable Technologies New USB 3.0 Solution
  • Toshiba DPD Launches TransMemory® ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Lexar Launches JumpDrive M20 Mobile
  • SanDisk Releases High-Speed SanDisk Ultra Fit™ USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Corsair® Rolls Out Flash Voyager® GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • DisplayLink® Launches DL-5900 USB 3.0 Dual-Head Chipset
  • Plugable Rolls Out USB3-SWITCH2 USB 3.0 Switch
  • DisplayLink® Launches DL-5700 USB 3.0 Chipset
  • SanDisk Announces SanDisk Extreme PRO® USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Kingston Launches DataTraveler® Locker+ G3 (DTLPG3) USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Targus® Unveils Targus Universal USB 3.0 DV2K Docking Station
  • DisplayLink® Rolls Out DL-5500 USB 3.0 Chipset
  • Adnaco Technology Launches Adnaco-SU1 USB 3.0 Fiber Optic Extension System
  • PixeLINK Rolls Out New USB 3.0 CMOS Microscopy Cameras
  • Club 3D Launches New USB 3.0 to 4K Docking Station
  • ADATA® Technology Introduces UV131 USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive
  • Glyph Unveils The BlackBox Mobile Storage Solution
  • Lexar Rolls Out Lexar® JumpDrive® M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Sonnet Unveils COMPACT PRESTO™ Gigabit USB 3.0
  • HighPoint Introduces RocketU 1144C 4-Port USB 3.0 HBA
  • Plugable Technologies Unveils Aluminum 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub
  • Belkin and DisplayLink Roll Out Novel USB 3.0 Based Docking Stand Products
  • TRENDnet Unveils AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter
  • Kingston Unveils DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Corsair Introduces New Line of Flash Voyager GT Turbo Flash Drives
  • Renesas Electronics Unveils New USB 3.0 Hub Controller
  • ELECOM Unveils MF-SU3-G Series USB3.0 Flash Drives
  • LaCie Unveils New Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series Hard Drive
  • PKparis Rolls Out PK K'1 Miniature USB 3.0 Key
  • Etron Technology Unveils EV2669 Flash Drive Controller
  • Transcend Information Unveils Novel 64GB Capacity USB 3.0 Flash Drives
  • Silicon Motion Unveils SM3267 USB 3.0 Controller Chip
  • Etron Technology Introduces EV26699 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Controller IC
  • 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
  • Lexar Introduces JumpDrive Series High-Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drives
  • Toshiba America Information Systems Launches Dynadock USB 3.0 Hub
  • Microsoft Selects Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 Controller
  • Tokyo Electron and Cypress Semiconductor Jointly Develop USB 3.0 Device Interface Card
  • Etron Technology to Launch Three USB 3.0 IC Controllers

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Avago Technologies Takes Over PLX Technology
  • SPYRUS Partners with PNY Technologies
  • LenovoEMC Rebrands Iomega Products and Programs
  • Microchip Technology Takes Over Standard Microsystems

5. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • Chip Manufacturers
  • ASMedia Technology, Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (US)
  • Avago Technologies Ltd. (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)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (US)
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan)
  • Synopsys, Inc. (US)
  • VIA Labs, Inc (Taiwan)
  • Texas Instruments (US)
  • USB 3.0 Enabled Device Manufacturers
  • Apple Inc. (US)
  • Dell Corporation (US)
  • ELECOM Co Ltd (Japan)
  • LaCie S.A.S (France)
  • Microsoft Corporation (US)
  • Hewlett-Packard Company (US)
  • Kingston Technology Company (US)
  • LenovoEMC Ltd. (US)
  • Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc (US)
  • Samsung Corporation (South Korea)
  • SanDisk Corporation (US)
  • Seagate Technology LLC (Ireland)
  • Toshiba Corporation (Japan)
  • Transcend Information, Inc (Taiwan)

6. 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 in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: World 9-Year Perspective for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2012, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Mixed Bag Outlook for USB 3.0 Devices in Short to Medium Term Period
    • Continued Demand for Flash Drives Augurs Well for the Market
    • Table 10: US USB Flash Drives Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Product Launches
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Select Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 11: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Product Launches
    • Select Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 12: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Projected Improvement in Economy After Debit Crisis to Boost Demand Prospects
  • 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 in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 14: European 9-Year Perspective for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices by Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2012, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3a. FRANCE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Product Launches
    • 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 in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3b. GERMANY

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 16: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3c. ITALY

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 17: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 18: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3e. REST OF EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • 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 in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Continued Craze for Mobile Computing, Storage, Communication & Entertainment Platforms o Drive Business Case for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices
      • Opportunity Indicators
    • Table 20: CAGR % of Volume Sales for USB Flash Drives & Smartphones in Asia-Pacific for Period 2010-2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Product Launches
    • Select Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 21: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Product Launches
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 22: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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