For nearly two decades, USB technology has enabled a global market of solutions that allow consumers to transfer data conveniently; connect a broad range of accessories to PCs, mobile devices and consumer electronics; and charge devices easily. The next generation of USB specifications will drive even more innovation and user convenience for data and charging applications.
Describes the history of USB technology and how it solved the initial problems of connecting to PCs.
Standards are a critical building block for the technology industry. They enable interoperable solutions, encourage innovation and competition, facilitate trade, provide consumers with more choice and purchase confidence, and contribute to healthy ecosystems with economies of scale. Working with industry partners, Intel has played a significant role in bringing about globally adopted standards such as Ethernet*, USB, and Bluetooth*. Because standards are an important component of Intel’s product and technology development roadmap, Intel participates in hundreds of standards bodies and industry groups around the world. In addition, Intel invests in development of policy approaches for standards development to ensure a reliable worldwide standards infrastructure. Whether you look to the future of cloud computing, Internet of Things, cybersecurity technology or wearable computing, standards are the common tool to bring new innovations to global mass-markets.
Intel contributes to standards because they are important to our business in many ways: by enabling cross-industry ecosystems, by facilitating interoperable solutions, and by supporting investments in technical innovations.
The technology industry develops products and services via global supply chains and delivers them to satisfy global markets which expect worldwide interoperability and compatibility. In this environment, voluntary global standards are critical.
ACPI interface discusses vendor specific OSPM capabilities interfaces and functional fixed hardware interfaces.
Through industry leadership and innovation, Intel continues to pave the way for faster and more efficient data transfer by helping to define new standards for Serial ATA.
PCI Express* serves as a general purpose I/O interconnect for a wide variety of future computing and communications platforms.
USB is the most successful interconnect in the history of personal computing, creating an ease of use that was previously unheard of.