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Global USB 3.0 Industry

  • February 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for USB 3.0 in Thousand Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2012 through 2020. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 89 companies including many key and niche players such as -

ASMedia Technology, Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Avago Technologies Ltd.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
DisplayLink Corporation

Table Of Contents

Global USB 3.0 Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Superior Performance Benefits Make Device Manufacturers Sit Up
and Take Notice of USB 3.0 II-1
USB 3.0 Vs USB 2.0: A Comparative Analysis II-2
USB 3.0 Vs USB 2.0: Comparison of Data Transfer Rates by File
Size II-3
Efficient Battery Maintenance - Business Case for USB 3.0 II-3
Backward Compatibility - A Boon for Seamless Transition from
USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 II-3
USB 3.0 Gears Up for Upward Growth II-4
Opportunity Indicator: II-5
A Peek into End-Use Applications for USB 3.0 II-5
Key Statistical Data: II-5
Table 1: Global USB-Enabled Devices Market (2012, 2014 and
2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by USB
Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Growing Demand for USB 3.0 Interface to Benefit USB 3.0 Chips
Market II-6
PC Segment - The Early Adopter of USB 3.0 Interface II-6
Rising Data Portability Needs to Accelerate USB 3.0 Adoption
in Wider Range of Electronic Devices in Coming Years II-6
USB 3.0 Flash Drives Make the Cut in Storage Market II-7
Opportunity Indicators II-8
Table 2: Enterprise Uses of USB Flash Drives: Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume of Stored Data by Nature of
Information (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
USB Flash Drives by Technology - USB2.0, USB3.0 and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Million
Units for Years 2012 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 4: World 4-Year Perspective for USB Flash Drives by
Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for USB2.0,
USB3.0 and Other Markets for Years 2012 and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
USB 3.0 High-Bandwidth Storage Devices - A Major Draw II-10
Consumer Entertainment and Communication Devices to Follow Suit II-10
Smartphones Phones - The Next Frontier II-11
Opportunity Indicator: II-12
Table 5: World Market for Smartphones (2011 and 2017P):
Breakdown of Sales in Thousand Units by Geographic
Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Tablet PCs - Market Laden with Tremendous Potential for USB 3.0 II-13
Opportunity Indicators: II-13
Table 6: Global Tablet PCs Market: Breakdown of Annual
Dollar Sales (in US$ million) for the Years 2012 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 7: Global Tablet PCs Market: Breakdown of Annual
Volume Sales (in Million Units) for the Years 2013 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
USB 3.0 Poised to Take Center Stage in Camera-Based Applications II-14
Leading Camera Interfaces: A Comparative Analysis II-14
USB 3.0 to Widen their Footprint in Wide Range of Peripheral
Devices II-14
USB 3.0 Gains Prominence in Switched Device Access II-15
USB 3.0 Universal Docking Chipsets Attract Consumer Attention
in 4K Applications II-15
USB 3.0 Chipmakers Turn to USB Hub Business II-15
USB 3.0 Host ICs Market to Become More Competitive II-16
Declining Costs to Drive Volume Sales II-16
Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth II-16
USB 3.0 Devices to Face Early ‘In-House' Competition from USB 3.1 II-17
‘Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2' - How Big is the Threat? II-18
Will Cloud Services Pose Threat to USB Interface Technologies?? II-18
Cloud's Early Stage Status in Data Storage Market to Help USB
3.0 in Retaining Market Traction II-19

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-20
What is USB 3.0? II-20
USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0 II-20
USB 3.0 Enabled Devices II-21
USB 3.0 Chipsets II-21
Methods of Upgrading Legacy Laptops with USB 3.0 Support II-21
Features of USB 3.0 II-21
Faster Transfer Speeds II-21
Factors Attributing to Speed Disparities in USB 3.0 Equipment II-22
Separate Data Lanes for Uploads and Downloads II-22
Quicker Charging of Devices II-22
Increased Power Efficiency II-22
Backward Compatibility II-22
USB 3.0 Connectors II-23
USB 3.0 Standard-A Connectors II-23
USB 3.0 Standard-B Connectors II-23
USB 3.0 Powered-B Connectors II-23
USB 3.0 Micro Connectors II-23
USB 3.0 Micro-B Connectors II-23
USB 3.0 Micro-AB and USB 3.0 Micro- A Connectors II-24
Architecture II-24
Physical Layer II-24
Data Encoding/Decoding in USB 3.0 II-24
Link Layer II-24
Protocol Layer II-25
Operating Systems Supporting USB 3.0 II-25
Linux OS II-25
Windows XP, Vista and 7 II-25
Windows 8 II-25
Mac OS X II-26
Disadvantages II-26

3. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-27
Patriot Launches Supersonic Bolt XT USB 3.0 Flash Drive II-27
Kensington Announces New USB3.0 Products II-27
DataLocker Unveils Sentry 3.0 Encrypted Flash Drive II-27
Synopsys Introduces USB 3.1 IP Solution II-27
Molex Launches Next-Generation Series of USB 3.0 Panel-Mount
Receptacles II-27
Imation Rolls Out High-Performance External USB 3.0 SS Hard Drive II-27
DisplayLink and Plugable Technologies New USB 3.0 Solution II-28
Toshiba DPD Launches TransMemory® ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive II-28
Lexar Launches JumpDrive M20 Mobile II-28
SanDisk Releases High-Speed SanDisk Ultra Fitâ„¢ USB 3.0 Flash
Drive II-28
Corsair® Rolls Out Flash Voyager® GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive II-28
DisplayLink® Launches DL-5900 USB 3.0 Dual-Head Chipset II-28
Plugable Rolls Out USB3-SWITCH2 USB 3.0 Switch II-28
DisplayLink® Launches DL-5700 USB 3.0 Chipset II-29
SanDisk Announces SanDisk Extreme PRO® USB 3.0 Flash Drive II-29
Kingston Launches DataTraveler® Locker+ G3 (DTLPG3) USB 3.0
Flash Drive II-29
Targus® Unveils Targus Universal USB 3.0 DV2K Docking Station II-29
DisplayLink® Rolls Out DL-5500 USB 3.0 Chipset II-29
Adnaco Technology Launches Adnaco-SU1 USB 3.0 Fiber Optic
Extension System II-29
PixeLINK Rolls Out New USB 3.0 CMOS Microscopy Cameras II-29
Club 3D Launches New USB 3.0 to 4K Docking Station II-30
ADATA® Technology Introduces UV131 USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive II-30
Glyph Unveils The BlackBox Mobile Storage Solution II-30
Lexar Rolls Out Lexar® JumpDrive® M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive II-30
Sonnet Unveils COMPACT PRESTOâ„¢ Gigabit USB 3.0 II-30
HighPoint Introduces RocketU 1144C 4-Port USB 3.0 HBA II-30
Plugable Technologies Unveils Aluminum 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub II-30
Belkin and DisplayLink Roll Out Novel USB 3.0 Based Docking
Stand Products II-31
TRENDnet Unveils AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter II-31
Kingston Unveils DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3
.0 Flash Drive II-31
Corsair Introduces New Line of Flash Voyager GT Turbo Flash
Drives II-31
Renesas Electronics Unveils New USB 3.0 Hub Controller II-31
ELECOM Unveils MF-SU3-G Series USB3.0 Flash Drives II-31
LaCie Unveils New Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderboltâ„¢ Series Hard Drive II-31
PKparis Rolls Out PK K'1 Miniature USB 3.0 Key II-32
Etron Technology Unveils EV2669 Flash Drive Controller II-32
Transcend Information Unveils Novel 64GB Capacity USB 3.0
Flash Drives II-32
Silicon Motion Unveils SM3267 USB 3.0 Controller Chip II-32
Etron Technology Introduces EV26699 USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Controller IC II-32
Fresco Logic Launches FL2000 USB-Device Display Controller II-32
Plugable Technologies Introduces USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Graphics
Adapter II-32
DisplayLink Launches Fujitsu USB 3.0 Port Replicator PR08 II-33
L-com Introduces USB 3.0 Female Bulkhead Cables II-33
Lexar Introduces JumpDrive Series High-Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drives II-33
Toshiba America Information Systems Launches Dynadock USB 3.0 Hub II-33
Microsoft Selects Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 Controller II-33
Tokyo Electron and Cypress Semiconductor Jointly Develop USB
3.0 Device Interface Card II-33
Etron Technology to Launch Three USB 3.0 IC Controllers II-33

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-34
Avago Technologies Takes Over PLX Technology II-34
SPYRUS Partners with PNY Technologies II-34
LenovoEMC Rebrands Iomega Products and Programs II-34
Microchip Technology Takes Over Standard Microsystems II-34

5. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-35
Chip Manufacturers II-35
ASMedia Technology, Inc. (Taiwan) II-35
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (US) II-35
Avago Technologies Ltd. (US) II-35
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (US) II-35
DisplayLink Corporation (US) II-36
Etron Technology, Inc. (Taiwan) II-36
Faraday Technology Corporation (Taiwan) II-37
Fresco Logic, Inc. (US) II-37
Fujitsu Limited (Japan) II-37
Intel Corporation (US) II-38
LucidPort Technology, Inc (US) II-38
Microchip Technology Inc. (US) II-38
Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan) II-39
Synopsys, Inc. (US) II-39
VIA Labs, Inc (Taiwan) II-40
Texas Instruments (US) II-40
USB 3.0 Enabled Device Manufacturers II-40
Apple Inc. (US) II-40
Dell Corporation (US) II-41
ELECOM Co Ltd (Japan) II-41
LaCie S.A.S (France) II-41
Microsoft Corporation (US) II-42
Hewlett-Packard Company (US) II-42
Kingston Technology Company (US) II-42
LenovoEMC Ltd. (US) II-43
Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc (US) II-43
Samsung Corporation (South Korea) II-43
SanDisk Corporation (US) II-44
Seagate Technology LLC (Ireland) II-44
Toshiba Corporation (Japan) II-45
Transcend Information, Inc (Taiwan) II-45

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-46
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
USB 3.0 Enabled Devices by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 9: World 9-Year Perspective for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2012, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Mixed Bag Outlook for USB 3.0 Devices in Short to Medium
Term Period III-1
Continued Demand for Flash Drives Augurs Well for the Market III-1
Table 10: US USB Flash Drives Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1
Product Launches III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7
Select Players III-7
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 11: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units
for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

2. JAPAN III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Outlook III-16
Product Launches III-16
Select Players III-16
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 12: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

3. EUROPE III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Outlook III-19
Projected Improvement in Economy After Debit Crisis to Boost
Demand Prospects III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 13: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices by Region/Country - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2012
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 14: European 9-Year Perspective for USB 3.0 Enabled
Devices by Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2012, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

3a. FRANCE III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Outlook III-22
Product Launches III-22
Lacie S.A.S - A Major French Usb 3.0 Device Manufacturer III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 15: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

3b. GERMANY III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Outlook III-24
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 16: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

3c. ITALY III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Outlook III-25
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 17: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Outlook III-26
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 18: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in Thousand Units
for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

3e. REST OF EUROPE III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Product Launch III-27
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 19: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Outlook III-28
Continued Craze for Mobile Computing, Storage, Communication
and Entertainment Platforms o Drive Business Case for USB 3.0
Enabled Devices III-28
Opportunity Indicators III-28
Table 20: CAGR % of Volume Sales for USB Flash Drives and
Smartphones in Asia-Pacific for Period 2010-2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
Product Launches III-29
Select Players III-29
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 21: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

5. REST OF WORLD III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Outlook III-33
Product Launches III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 22: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for USB 3.0 Enabled Devices with Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 89 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 100)

The United States (54)
Canada (4)
Japan (8)
Europe (12)
- France (4)
- The United Kingdom (3)
- Rest of Europe (5)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (22)

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