Intel's Light Peak Ready for Implementation, but in Copper

Intel's Light Peak Ready for Implementation, but in Copper

So it seems that Intel's Light Peak technology, designed as a new, lightning fast link between devices like your external storage and your PC, is ready for implementation. But here's a catch - instead of the original, fiber optics version that demoed, Intel apparently has the copper-based version ready and it's not too shabby either. We however still feel the need for more fiber.

Computerworld - An Intel executive on Friday said that its Light Peak interconnect technology, designed to link PCs to devices like displays and external storage, is ready for implementation. Light Peak, announced in 2009, was originally designed to use fiber optics to transmit data among systems and devices, but the initial builds will be based on copper, said David Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's Architecture Group, in an interview with IDG News Service at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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