Symwave World’s First USB 3.0 Storage Solution

Symwave, Inc., a semiconductor supplier of high-performance analog/mixed-signal connectivity solutions for the PC, consumer and mobile devices, today announced it will demonstrate at CES, the world’s first consumer application of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which is 10 times faster than legacy USB technology. Symwave is collaborating with the leading test, cable, components and hard drive manufacturers to demonstrate the transfer speeds of USB 3.0 and will showcase streaming data to and from external storage devices at speeds previously unattainable.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is poised to become the most pervasive high-speed connectivity technology over the coming years. It is backwards compatible with the more than 10 billion USB devices shipped to date. Just last month, Symwave announced the world’s first USB 3.0 physical layer device (PHY) at the same time as the first public release of the Revision 1.0 Specification at the SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference.

Symwave’s technology demonstration will take place at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8-11, 2009. It will be held in a private suite at the Las Vegas Hilton immediately adjacent to CES. Symwave is a global fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets high-performance analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits and related system software solutions. The Company specializes in the design and development of low-power, high-speed, standards-based Serial Physical Layer ICs (PHYs) and Analog Front End ICs (AFEs) leveraging its proprietary mixed-signal technology and silicon design capabilities. Symwave is focused on defining, developing and delivering best-in-class/first-in-class solutions for its customers, leveraging an experienced world-class analog/mixed-signal IC design team and unique IP portfolio. Symwave is a privately held company funded in 2004 headquartered in Orange County, CA with a Design Center in Shenzhen, China, and offices in San Diego, CA, and Taipei, Taiwan. The company is backed by top-tier venture capital firms including Kodiak Venture Partners and CMEA Ventures, among others.

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