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New USB 3.0 Specification To Deliver Up To 100 Watts

According to a new revelation by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, a brand new technology with the capability of delivering as high as 100 watts of power via a single USB cable, may soon be finding its way into devices and onto the shelves of our local stores.

Apparently the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has already submitted the new USB power delivery technology and a discussion of the same is likely to be held during the Intel Developer Forum scheduled for sometime around mid-September.

Industry observers believe that if the Intel Developer Forum backs the idea of a pre-release industry review of the technology, then there is a pretty high probability that it will be featured in PCs and laptops very soon.

"Building on the rapidly increasing industry momentum for using USB bus power to charge a broad range of mobile devices, the new USB Power Delivery specification extends USB's cable power delivery capabilities beyond simple battery charging," Brad Saunders, USB 3.0 Promoter Group chairman, said in a statement, PC Mag reports.

"For example, charging the battery of a notebook PC, or simply powering that notebook PC while actively using the USB data connection, would be possible,” Saunders added.