NEC Japan announces its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller

Joseph L. Flatley
J. Flatley|05.18.09

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NEC Japan announces its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller

Have you got that USB 3.0 cable on your hope chest, just killing time until your SuperSpeed dreams become a reality? Well, that day is almost at hand: NEC has just announced details for the first USB 3.0 controller. The µPD720200 chip is backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0, with the company making samples available this June at $15 a pop (including Windows drivers). Look forward to seeing peripherals hit the streets soon after. Until then? Like the rest of us, you'll just have to keep on keepin' on.

[Via Everything USB]
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