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Symwave and Fresco Logic Achieve Unsurpassed Levels for Real-Life USB3.0 Performance
Release Date : September 14 , 2010

Over 370MB/s achieved by combining Fresco Logic’s xHCI Host Controller and Symwave’s Integrated Storage Controller

Intel Developer Forum San Francisco 2010

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Symwave, a leading silicon supplier of system solutions for SuperSpeed USB devices, and Fresco Logic, a leading developer of SuperSpeed USB host controllers, today announced their successful demonstration of the world’s highest performance USB 3.0 system achieving over 370MB/s. In this real-world demonstration using a commercially available PC, the Fresco FL1009 Host controller is connected to a USB 3.0 external storage device controlled by Symwave’s SW6318 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed RAID Storage controller, and a pair of solid state drives (SSDs). This benchmark performance is achievable using Fresco’s xHCI 1.0 bus driver and an enhanced mass storage driver provided by Symwave or MCCI. Fresco Logic and Symwave have been collaborating for over a year, with a focus on maximizing the real performance of SuperSpeed USB products.

“Symwave has been a pioneer in achieving the industry’s highest performance USB 3.0 storage solutions”

“Symwave has been a pioneer in achieving the industry’s highest performance USB 3.0 storage solutions,” said Robert McVay, Chief Technology Officer, Fresco Logic. “As the provider of the world’s first USB 3.0 integrated RAID controller, along with world-class performance enhancing software, Symwave’s unique experience allows us to demonstrate the industry-leading capabilities of our latest host controller.“

“It has been an exciting collaboration with Fresco Logic. Their host controller has redefined the boundaries of SuperSpeed performance, enabling us to unleash the performance of our storage solutions,” said Christopher Thomas, Founder and Chief Technical Office, Symwave. “Fresco Logic will continue to be a critical partner as we work together to accelerate the migration to USB 3.0 as the ubiquitous worldwide connectivity technology.”

The live demonstration of Fresco Logic’s and Symwave’s USB 3.0 SuperSpeed host and storage controllers can be seen at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) booth 949. The IDF is held at the Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA from September 13-15 (

About Symwave, Inc.

Symwave is a global fabless semiconductor company developing connectivity SoCs (Systems-on-Chip) and software solutions that enable PCs and other consumer electronic devices to realize the benefits of SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Symwave offers a complete portfolio of SuperSpeed storage solutions, including the SW6318 RAID controller and second-generation SW6313 cost-performance leader for single drive applications. The USB 3.0 standard improves device power management, transfers data tenfold faster and maintains backwards compatibility with the billions of USB ports shipped to date. Symwave’s high-performance analog/mixed-signal products leverage the company’s proprietary technology, IP and silicon design capabilities to bring the benefits of uncompromised speed in low-cost standard CMOS processes. The company is privately held with headquarters in Orange County, Calif., and design centers in Shenzhen, China, and San Diego, California. Additional information is available at

About Fresco Logic

Fresco Logic is a fabless chip company focused on providing advanced solutions for moving and storing content to deliver highly-efficient connectivity and storage across consumer electronics, personal computing, and mobile internet devices. Fresco Logic works closely with strategic customers and partners to present new products on emerging connectivity standards such as SuperSpeed USB. Providing a comprehensive offering of silicon, systems, and solutions, Fresco Logic gives product development companies the right mix of cost-effective offerings to bring connectivity and storage options to market faster. For more information on Fresco Logic products, visit

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Fresco Logic Company Contact:
Jeryuan Yan
+886-2-8751-1088 ext. 307
Fresco Logic Media Contact:
Ms Yuey Hsu
+886-2-8751-1088 ext. 304
Symwave Company Contact:
Daniel Burns
Symwave Media Contact:
Lauri Julian