In-Stat: Mobile PCs to Adopt SuperSpeed USB at a Quicker Pace than the
June 14, 2010
potential to eliminate other connections to save space and allow smaller
designs in the future is driving quicker integration of SuperSpeed USB
into netbooks and other mobile PCs.
Today, 97% of the mobile PC market
uses high-speed USB, however by 2014 In-Stat expects the market to
transition completely to SuperSpeed USB.
“In the past, new interface technologies were adopted more quickly in
desktops,” says Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst. “However, the landscape
is shifting. Mobile PCs are omitting optical and large hard disk drives,
which increases the need for faster interfaces to connect to external
storage solutions. This makes SuperSpeed USB a higher priority in mobile
- High-speed USB is expected to
peak in 2011 at 2.9 billion units then decrease slowly over the
remainder of the forecast as SuperSpeed gains traction.
- USB penetration of the LCD
monitor market will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
107.5% from 2009 to 2014.
- 225 million SuperSpeed USB
flash drives will ship in 2014.
- SuperSpeed will sweep through
the USB-enabled hard drive market by 2013.
- From 2009 to 2014, the
average selling price of SuperSpeed USB discrete peripheral
controllers will experience a -21.8% CAGR.