The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced improvements in the development of SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) which will add much higher data rates, offering up to twice the performance of the most advanced SuperSpeed USB in addition to fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables. This add-on to the USB 3.0 specification is expected to be completed in the middle of this year.
The promise that USB 3.0 achieve the same transfer speeds as Thunderbolt technology, that is, 10Gbps. Being much more than the current Thunderbolt cables, accessories and peripherals, let's hope that the implementation does not burden current values much. (Business Wire)
(via The Verge)