2.8 bln USB devices to ship in 2010

USB-enabled electronics device annual shipments will double from 1.4 bln in 2005 to 2.8 bln in 2010, reports In-Stat. Included in this forecast are products in the PC, PC peripheral, Consumer Electronics (CE) and Communications segments, with several USB types serving applications in these segments, including low-, full-, and high-speed USB, as well as the newest entrant, Wireless USB (WUSB). WUSB will debut in the PC market in 2006 via hub and dongle solutions that will connect to PCs, and will be marketed by companies such as Belkin and Gefen. The CE segment saw significantly increased penetration of USB in 2005 in digital televisions, set top boxes and DVD recorders.