Since its introduction in 1996, USB has displaced a host of wired connectivity standards including FireWire, PS/2 and serial ports that were once used to connect everything from mice to printers to external hard drives. What's the current and future outlook for the global market for USB devices? Global Information Inc (GII) recommends two expert market research reports that answer your most pressing questions about USB devices and connector technologies. Connecting research with real world events, GII is also excited to announce early bird registration rates are available for MPLs & Ethernet Worth Congress conference in Paris this coming March. USB in 54 Segments 2010 – 2016 Although initial adoption of USB 3.0 was fairly weak, device shipments and the installed base will grow significantly by 2016. Currently, USB 1.1 devices are still shipping low-end applications such as mice. Shipments of USB 2.0 devices will peak in 2012. As some 2.0 devices continue to grow, others, including notebooks will fall to virtually zero by the end of the forecast period. This report provides an in-depth look at the global market for USB devices, covering shipments segmented by USB standard across 54 different device markets between 2010 and 2016. The report provides analysis on market trends, highlights key industry news, furnishes insights into USB laptop webcam controllers, and examines the adoption of new standards like USB 3.0 and the USB Power Delivery specification. An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available here. Connector Types and Technologies Poised For Growth Which existing connector types are poised for exceptional sales growth? What new electronic products and technologies will drive growth in the global market for connectors? Who are the leading manufacturers of the top connectors? What potentially disruptive technologies may impact connector design and utilization over the next years? All of these topics and more are discussed in Bishop & Associates' new connector types and technologies report. This 185-page report defines the key characteristics of each of the connectors, as well as provides typical applications, major manufacturers along with projected market values and five year CAGR to 2016. Bishop & Associates also reviews emerging trends and technologies that are likely to have major impact on connector design and applications over this same period. An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available here.