First chips from a CPU maker to be certified

AMD includes USB 3.0 in upcoming Fusion chips

The USB standards organisation announced that AMD’s USB 3.0 chips were the first to be certified SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant with ten times the throughput of USB 2.0.

The USB-IF standards body said the AMD A75 and A70M FCH chipsets represented a "major milestone for broad SuperSpeed USB adoption among manufacturers" given the chips will mean automatic USB 3.0 support in a wide variety of AMD-based systems.

The new chips are thought to be part of a new AMD notebook platform called "Sabine" based on the firm’s Fusion APUs.

"The integration of SuperSpeed USB into AMD’s Fusion Controller Hubs demonstrates AMD’s commitment to providing the industry’s latest, most innovative connectivity technologies," said AMD client group boss Chris Cloran.

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