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Cahners In-Stat Group Expects Silicon Opportunity to Reach 400 Million USB Peripherals by 2002.

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 1998--Cahners In-Stat Group forecasts explosive growth for Universal Serial Bus (USB) peripherals, creating a unique opportunity for semiconductor companies.

In 2002, the market research firm expects there will be nearly 400M PC peripherals supporting USB representing an IC Total Available Market (TAM) of more than $1B.

"USB will be the primary connection for human interface PC peripherals," said Scott Hudson, senior analyst for Cahners In-Stat Group's PC Technology Service. "Since USB technology can be integrated into microcontroller and other ICs, new competition with potential market share shifts will occur." The switch to USB is the inflection point in peripheral and IC markets that will result in market share changes.

According to Cahners In-Stat Group, the advantages of USB are true plug and play capability, faster data rate transfers and eventual elimination of the traditional serial and parallel ports. "The primary disadvantage has been the limited number of USB peripherals available," explained Hudson.

To realize significant revenues from USB, silicon and peripheral suppliers must provide several general devices, like hub and host controllers and some specific devices, like peripheral controllers and modem chip sets.

The report, USB: Here At Last?, No. PT9807SC, written by Scott Hudson, examines the market for USB technology through the year 2002. Major technology and business trends, quarterly and annual supplier data that includes units, ASPs and revenues and a 5-year forecast are provided.

The report is priced at $2,499 and includes analyst inquiry privileges on topics covered in this report. To purchase this report, or for more information on Cahners In-Stat Group's services, contact Linda Morganstern at 408/345-4449 (FAX: 408/345-4400, email: lmorganstern@cahners.com). Press may contact Scott Hudson directly for discussions of the report.

Headquartered in Newton, Cahners In-Stat Group is a high-technology market research firm with comprehensive understanding of computer and convergence, networking, wireless, telecommunications, Internet, enterprise software and semiconductor markets. Offices are also located in Scottsdale, Ariz. and San Jose, Calif.

Cahners In-Stat Group, formed by the merger of In-Stat and Business Research Group, is part of Cahners Business Information, the largest publisher of specialized business publications in the United States, and a division of Reed Elsevier. Visit Cahners In-Stat Group online at http://www.cahnersinstat.com.
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