Universal Serial Bus (USB*) is a connectivity specification developed by Intel and other technology industry leaders. USB provides ease of use, expandability, and speed for the end user.
USB is arguably the most successful interconnect in computing history. Originally released in 1995 at 12 Mbps, USB today operates at 480 Mbps and can be found in over 2 billion PC, CE, and mobile devices. In addition to high performance and ubiquity, USB enjoys strong consumer brand recognition and a reputation for ease-of-use.