Intel May Postpone USB 3.0 Support On Chipsets Until 2011

A report has surfaced alleging that Intel has pushed back the implementation of USB 3.0 in its chipsets a whole year, to early 2011. It's unconfirmed, and we hope it's not correct — it'd seriously slow down USB 3.0's adoption.

Without Intel supporting the standard, motherboard manufacturers and gadget makers alike would probably hold off on using USB 3.0, since it would require a relatively expensive third-party controller (as it does now). An Intel rep said he hadn't heard of such a delay, but with Intel focused on its next-gen Nehalem chips (and given the company's neglect of wireless USB), it's not impossible. We'll keep you updated if we get confirmation either way. [EE Times via Tech Report]

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