Intel May Postpone USB 3.0 Support on Chipsets Until 2011S

A report has surfaced alleging that Intel has pushed back the implementation of USB 3.0 in its chipsets a whole year, to early 2011. It's unconfirmed, and we hope it's not correct—it'd seriously slow down USB 3.0's adoption.

Without Intel supporting the standard, motherboard manufacturers and gadget makers alike would probably hold off on using USB 3.0, since it would require a relatively expensive third-party controller (as it does now). An Intel rep said he hadn't heard of such a delay, but with Intel focused on its next-gen Nehalem chips (and given the company's neglect of wireless USB), it's not impossible. We'll keep you updated if we get confirmation either way. [EE Times via Tech Report]