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USB Type-C Market: A Universal Gateway to Infinite Possibilities

Published Date: 07th Sep 2022

Have you ever wondered about amazing it could be to have a single charger compatible with several devices? It surely will eliminate the need to pile up your drawers with those extra connectors. Thank god the idea of standardization of chargers is around & we no longer have to use different adaptors for each device.

Since there is always a possibility that you will reach a point where you no longer use a particular device, then what is the whole point of keeping different connectors? Perhaps it is why more and more industries are integrating USB Type-C slots as common, that not only compatible with plenty of devices, but also help in minimizing electric emission.

Citing the criticality of the Global Burden of e-waste, the governments of different countries worldwide are considering standardizing the USB connectors or plug specifications. Such an initiative would not just reduce the cost incurred by the consumer over gadgets but also the uniformity and compatibility that comes along.

Perhaps, it is why a recent research report reveals that the Global USB Type-C Market is set to register a CAGR of around 34.4% during 2022-27. To learn more about how booming this industry is across the world, the below-mentioned factors would surely help you get a peek into it, and understand how it is projecting its relevance in the industry worldwide.

What is USB Type-C?

USB-Type C is an interface solution composed of 24 pin connector system having a rotationally symmetrical orientation. The physical configuration appears to seek resonance with the letter ‘C’, and hence the name C is associated with this connecting technology. Talking about the utility, The USB-C offers an unparalleled consumer experience in terms of data & power transfer.

The speed factor is an add-on. With an initial peak speed of 10 Gbps, these interfaces provide twice as fast a speed as the original 3.0. Nevertheless, the leading manufacturers are investing heavily in the research & development of these ports to enhance the overall efficiency, reliability, & peak speed offered by such connectors. As such, we can expect other USB-C variants that exhibit different ranges in the coming decade.

Recently, The USB Promoter Group, comprised of Intel, Apple, Texas Instruments, HP, and Microsoft, unveiled an upgraded version of USB 4 as 2.0. The latest version aims to offer 80 Gbps of peak speed, almost double as supported by Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4. With the introduction of these fastest connectors to date, the USB Type-C market is assuming a tremendous boom in years to come.

Key Areas of Applications for the USB Type-C Interface

  • Telecommunications

While the application of USB Type-C widens across Telecommunication, Automotive Industry, Healthcare Industry, Information technology, Robotics, and many more industries, the Telecommunication sector is offering greater utilization of USB Type-C. Its incorporation in upcoming innovative & relevant power delivery technologies is set to bring revolutions in the technology for data transmission.

Besides, with greater adoption of consumer electronics like Smartphones, Laptops, Personal Computers, Tablets, Cameras, TV Chargers & Adapters, Media Players, and whatnot, these ports shall further stimulate the industry in the coming years.

  • Healthcare

The Healthcare industry is nowhere behind in the utilization of these slots in various devices. Several machine manufacturers are leaving no stone unturned to standardize the USB ports and use specific chipsets for greater connectivity & transmission. Such aspects have made imaging techniques for better monitoring purposes much more convenient in the industry.

Moreover, Phasium, one of the key manufacturers, announced its latest product, namely MANGO60S USB-C PD, which is an IEC 60601-1 safety-approved power source, demonstrating a huge potential in providing dynamic & selective power to medical devices. These devices include portable respiratory and O2 generation equipment, patient monitors, imaging systems, warmers, and more.

  • Automotive

With the greater prevalence of the Internet of Things (IoT) accompanying smart devices, the demand for USB-C with Power Delivery capable ports, especially in vehicles is gaining swift momentum. Consumers are increasingly opting for fast charging technologies for various devices, including Android Auto & Apple CarPlay.

The Entertainment systems (with Display Port video over USB-C connectors), Rear-Seat Chargers (with no USB Data), and Head Units (or Break out Boxes) are the other areas where USB Type-C finds growing utilization and driving the market.

Scope of USB Type-C in the Future

There is no denying that USB evolved incredibly over the years, & with USB-C being the fifth iteration, technology has reached its peak in terms of data & power transfer. Therefore, with continuous R&D and all the aspects cited above, we can anticipate the introduction of several new variants in the coming years. These aspects also hint toward the presence of lucrative opportunities for the prominent players & a substantial growth of the USB Type-C Market in the future.

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