Intel (Nasdaq:INTC) Slow to Integrate USB 3.0

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

With very little demand for the adoption of USB 3.0, and Intel (Nasdaq:INTC) in no hurry to embrace it by integrating it with their chipsets, one wonders why the product has been produced in the first place.

Why would a regular consumer want to have a USB 3.0 included with their computers? Sure you have the advance operational value, as it includes 5Gb/s speed, but what would that be used for concerning the
regular computer user?

Some are saying this is because of Intel not directly supporting the technology, but I don't think that's the case at all, I think there is simply no practical use for it at this time, and low and little demand makes it a waste of time and money to pursue something with little value, no matter how it may be an improvement over the prior technology.

The truth is USB 2.0 is a good product people are satisfied with, and there is little motivation or reason for that to change. It's nothing more than that.

This doesn't mean there's no value for the USB 3.0, as there would be things like those shooting high def video which would appreciate decreased download times.

If there are attempts to push USB 3.0 on consumers, it'll be a big failure, and until there is a reason to include it with products, I don't see this taking off any time soon.

Until there is a mainstream use for it, we'll continue to see it be an interesting technology which will largely sit on the sidelines.

Article by Gary B

The views expressed are the subjective opinion of the article's author and not of

Tags: intel , technology , usb 2.0 , usb 3.0

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