Gigabyte Technology vice president of motherboard business Henry Kao, at the recent USB-IF forum, pointed out that the company expects to ship a total of five million USB 3.0 motherboards by the end of 2010, which will account for 25-35% of the company's total brand motherboard shipments, while Asustek Computer vice president Tony Chen noted that the company will see 25-35% of the notebooks it expects to ship in 2010 support USB 3.0.
Kao pointed out that Gigabyte currently only offers USB 3.0 support in its Intel X58-, P55- and H57-based motherboards as well as AMD 790FX, 790X and 800-series products.
On the other hand, Chen noted that the company will initially adopt USB 3.0 in its high-end and mid-range notebooks including the company's N, U and G-series, and the company currently has 10-15 models which already support USB 3.0. The company expects to start adopting USB 3.0 in its entry-level models in early 2011.
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