AMD may be publicly planning the inclusion of USB 3.0 into its future chipsets, but rival chipmaker Intel has been notably absent. That may all be changing, if a recent Commercial Times report rings true.
DigiTimes is claiming that the Chinese paper that Intel will be announcing the inclusion at its upcoming Intel Developers Forum, set to take place next week in San Francisco.
The new Cougar Point reference designs will showcase the new chipsets, helping to popularize the new high-speed format over Intel’s own, as-yet-unreleased Light Peak competitor. Also absent from the bevy of companies throwing their support to USB 3.0 is Apple – known for supporting less popular, though often technologically-superior formats – who has instead decided to back Intel and Light Peak.