Rumor: USB 3.0 to hit PCs soon

We've been talking about USB 3.0 for awhile now but it seems we finally have something new to report to you on the subject. In fact, this new interface might just be hitting PCs before the year is even through.

Apparently, PC makers in Taiwan will be the first companies to show off the new USB 3.0 tech in consumer computers. The interface is capable of 5GB/s transfer speeds and has been shown off numerous times at tech shows already.

NEC has begun shipping USB 3.0 host controller samples already and will hit full production by September. External storage is the likely first application of this technology. For now, all we can do is wait and see for what develops for the interface by the end of the year.