FireWire Still Spreading Like Wild Fire

Paul Lilly

You don't hear a whole lot about FireWire anymore, which has been largely overshadowed by USB. But FireWire is still popular in the digital video field, helping the interface reach the two billion ports milestone in 2010, the 1394 Trade Association announced .

"The two billion ports represents a significant new milestone for 1394," said Max Bassler, chairman, 1394 Trade Association. "Just as impressive is the innovative and creative application of FireWire in new generations of advanced industrial automation, vision systems, and production equipment."

Bassler said he expects the FireWire spec to "continue its steady, stable growth during 2011" as the first products begin to roll out operating at 1.6Gb/s.

Show of hands, who's still using FireWire?

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