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Intel Light Peak to land in early 2011

Intel Light Peak coming soon

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Nov 4, 2010 4:02 pm

When it comes to interfaces on computers we all want more speed. USB 2.0 was great as an upgrade to USB 1.0 ports with more speed and better performance. Now that USB 2.0 is old, the new USB 3.0 port is what most people want on their computers. The catch is that USB 3.0 it not widely supported. The reason is that Intel doesn't have USB 3.0 on its platforms and may not until 2012.

 

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It looks that Intel's own speedy connectivity specification Light Peak will be supported before USB 3.0. An industry insider claims that support for Light Peak is coming in early 2011. Light Peak is faster than USB 3.0 with bandwidth of 10Gbps making it a very speedy connection. The scuttlebutt says that Apple may be one of the first companies to offer Light Peak on its computers.

 

Intel has already shown Light Peak to some third parties and noted when Light Peak was first unveiled that "Apple is an innovating force in the industry." Intel does still expect to offer support for USB 3.0 with a spokesperson saying, "We are absolutely committed to USB 3.0 and beyond that." The apparent between the lines on that is just not until Light Peak is on the market.

 

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