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LucidPort Ships the World's First USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Controller

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- LucidPort Technology
has started shipping the USB300, a single chip USB 3.0 to SATA-II
bridge designed for external storage devices. The USB300 links a SATA
disk, hard disk (HDD) or solid state disk (SSD), to a USB host at Full
Speed, Hi-Speed, or SuperSpeed. It works with both existing mass
storage drivers (BOT) and the new USB Attached SCSI (UAS) driver. It
also features AES 128/256 encryption, numerous general purpose IOs with
pulse width modulation, and SATA Native Command Queuing (NCQ) support.

The USB300 is the world's first commercially available USB 3.0
device. It substantiates the promise of SuperSpeed USB to significantly
increase the throughput of USB devices. Using the standard Windows Mass
Storage driver, the USB300 consistently transfers data at 210
Mbytes/sec to the SATA disk. UAS drivers increase this performance.

SuperSpeed USB delivers ten times the performance of Hi-Speed USB
2.0 while offering backward compatibility with the billions of
USB-enabled PCs and peripheral devices in use today. "The market
expects USB 3.0 to be fast," said Reid Augustin, VP, Product
Development at LucidPort. "The USB300 meets that challenge by making
the full SATA-II bandwidth accessible from USB."

LucidPort will demonstrate the USB300 at the Intel Developer's Forum in September.

About LucidPort Technology, Inc.

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