27 Jul '16, 4am
Notebook players less keen to adopt USB Type C
Notebook players less keen to adopt USB Type C Cage Chao, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 27 July 2016] While the USB Type-C interface is seeing growing popularity among smartphones and tablets, notebook and all-in-one (AIO) PC vendors are less aggressive about adopting the technology into their latest products because of design and cost issues, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Sources from analog IC makers pointed out that using the USB Type-C interface has become a trend, especially since demand for virtual reality (VR) has been picking up and the interface's high speed transmission is necessary for related devices to operate stably. However, most notebook vendors are still conservative about the interface with only a few of them planning to adopt one USB Type-C port for their new products for the second half. The USB Type-C interface is unl...