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Fresco Logic to Ship 1 Million USB 3.0 Host Controllers by EOY 2010
Release Date : November 29 , 2010
 

 Developer of Certified USB 3.0 Host Controllers Named to EE Times’ “Silicon 60” List of Emerging Startups

BEAVERTON, Ore. & TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresco Logic, a global fabless semiconductor company that develops and markets USB 3.0 connectivity solutions, today announced that it will ship 1 million USB 3.0 host controllers by year-end 2010. Fresco Logic’s USB 3.0 host controller, based on its GoXtream™ technology, was recently certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The company has shipped its certified USB 3.0 host controllers to tier-one OEMs that have incorporated the technology into notebooks, motherboards and add-in cards. Consumers can purchase SuperSpeed USB products with Fresco Logic technology in retail stores around the world today.

“Our solution has been used in the USB-IF’s PDKs since September 2009 to assist companies in developing USB 3.0 peripherals, and we look forward to enabling even more SuperSpeed USB products for consumers.”

The USB-IF certification process mandates compliance to the USB 3.0 specification. Fresco Logic’s USB 3.0 host controller is only the second host controller in the industry to achieve certification, having passed the USB-IF’s rigorous product quality and compatibility testing, ensuring that it will interoperate with the billions of USB products in the market. The company was also recently named to EE Times’ “Silicon 60” list of emerging startups for its SuperSpeed USB solutions.

“Consumers are demanding the ability to transfer their content at accelerated speeds; and the ramp-up for SuperSpeed USB has been one of the fastest technology adoptions I have ever experienced in the industry,” said Jeff Ravencraft, president, USB-IF. “With the addition of a second certified USB 3.0 host controller to the market, we expect to see even broader market acceptance for SuperSpeed USB technology. We are pleased with Fresco Logic’s contributions to SuperSpeed USB technology, and for delivering a USB 3.0 host controller to the industry that meets our certification requirements.”

“The availability of two certified USB 3.0 host controllers in the market signals that the SuperSpeed USB market is maturing at a healthy pace,” said Brian O’Rourke, principal analyst, In-Stat. “Fresco Logic has been a consistent player on the SuperSpeed USB scene, and as an early adopter of the specification, is well suited to help grow rapidly the ecosystem of SuperSpeed USB products.”

About Fresco Logic’s GoXtream™ Technology

Fresco Logic’s certified USB 3.0 host controller chips are based on the company’s patented GoXtream xHCI Accelerator Engine, which delivers unprecedented performance while being optimized for low-power operation, minimizing total system cost and design cycle time. Fresco Logic has successfully demonstrated the world’s highest performance USB 3.0 system to date, achieving more than 370MB/s.

Fresco Logic’s certified USB 3.0 GoXtream xHCI host accelerator helps enable each USB port to sustain full bandwidth of USB 3.0 throughput and provides headroom to support next generation true 1080p high-definition video streaming applications and bandwidth-hungry storage devices. In addition to USB 3.0 certification, Fresco Logic’s USB 3.0 host controller and xHCI driver also received Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification in January 2010.

“As an early innovator and industry leader of SuperSpeed USB technology, we have focused on delivering to our customers the ‘sweet spot’ of performance and power, providing them with a competitive advantage for their products,” said Jing-fan Zhang, president and CEO, Fresco Logic. “Our solution has been used in the USB-IF’s PDKs since September 2009 to assist companies in developing USB 3.0 peripherals, and we look forward to enabling even more SuperSpeed USB products for consumers.”

To order Fresco Logic’s certified USB 3.0 host controller, contact sales@frescologic.com.

About Fresco Logic

Fresco Logic is a fabless chip company providing advanced solutions that deliver highly-efficient connectivity, such as USB 3.0 for next-generation consumer electronics, personal computing, storage and mobile devices. As a leader in USB 3.0, also known as SuperSpeed USB, Fresco Logic provides a comprehensive offering of silicon, software and reference designs to help system designers accelerate the adoption of USB 3.0.

*Fresco Logic, FL1009 and GoXtream are trademarks of Fresco Logic, Inc. Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

 
 
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