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USB-IF ANNOUNCES SECOND CERTIFIED USB 3.0 HOST CONTROLLER
Release Date : November 16 , 2010
 

 Availability of Fresco Logic xHCI Host Controller advances SuperSpeed USB ecosystem  

BEAVERTON, Ore. – November 16, 2010 – Today, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced the certification of USB 3.0 host controller FL1000 from Fresco Logic, a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets SuperSpeed USB connectivity solutions. The certification of Fresco Logic’s host controller is an important step in the industry adoption of SuperSpeed USB solutions, providing manufacturers and developers with a second certified solution.

“Certification of additional products supports second source alternatives and a competitive ecosystem; the second certified USB 3.0 host controller builds upon the industry momentum for SuperSpeed USB, providing OEMs a crucial building block as they work to bring their SuperSpeed USB products to consumers worldwide,” said Jeff Ravencraft, president and chairman, USB-IF. “We are pleased with Fresco Logic’s contribution to the SuperSpeed USB ecosystem with its certified host controller. Certification ensures the best experience for consumers, and we encourage all companies developing SuperSpeed USB products to seek certification.”

Fresco Logic’s USB 3.0 host controller has been tested for compliance to the USB 3.0 specification, and its certification offers a high level of confidence that it will interoperate with the billions of USB-enabled devices in the market today.

“Fresco Logic has been an early adopter of the USB 3.0 standard, and this certification is a significant milestone for us,” said Jing-fan Zhang, president and CEO, Fresco Logic. “Compliance to industry standards is important to successful deployment and broad market adoption of a technology and also signals to our customers that our host controller will work reliably with other certified SuperSpeed USB products.”

To learn more about SuperSpeed USB, the SuperSpeed USB compliance and certification program or how to become a USB-IF member, visit www.usb.org.

About SuperSpeed USB

SuperSpeed USB brings significant performance enhancements to the ubiquitous USB standard, while remaining compatible with the billions of USB enabled devices currently deployed in the market. SuperSpeed USB will deliver up to 10x the data transfer rate of Hi-Speed USB, as well as improved power efficiency. The USB 3.0 specification was developed by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group which consists of Hewlett-Packard Company, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Renesas Electronics, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments.

About the USB-IF

The non-profit USB Implementers Forum, Inc. was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology. The USB-IF facilitates the development of high-quality, compatible USB devices through its logo and compliance program and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing. Further information, including postings of the most recent product and technology announcements, is available by visiting the USB-IF website at www.usb.org.

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