Today at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced the number of certified SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) products more than doubled within one year, with 590 certified SuperSpeed USB products on the market. “The SuperSpeed USB ecosystem experienced unparalleled growth and advancement this year, and we will continue to see a fast and steady increase in the number of certified SuperSpeed USB products,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President & COO. “The USB-IF continues to deliver specifications that enable products to exceed consumer expectations.” With SuperSpeed USB achieving industry-wide adoption, USB will continue to be relevant today and in the future. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has developed additional specifications to expand USB applications across new platforms. The USB Power Delivery specification and USB Audio/Visual specification help simplify the lives of consumers by providing a seamless computing experience. Additionally, the SuperSpeed USB Inter-Chip (SSIC) specification and the Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) specification extend USB applications for mobile devices. “The rapid growth in the number of certified SuperSpeed USB products expands the range of options for consumers seeking fast, affordable and easy-to-use technology,” observed Nathan Brookwood, Research Fellow at Insight 64. “I’m confident the latest additions to the USB specs will enable designers and manufacturers to expand that range of options even more over the next few years.” The USB-IF and member companies will showcase the latest SuperSpeed USB developments during IDF being held September 11-13, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. To learn more about SuperSpeed USB, visit www.usb.org.