Intel’s Light Peak optical connectivity technology undermines the USB 3.0
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Intel has reportedly started looking towards soon transforming its Light Peak optical connectivity technology into a money spinning machine. The Company is considering including this breakthrough innovation that promises ultra high speed transfer speeds to be shipped in real products, thereby defeating the purpose of the USB 3.0 which scores much lower when struck a comparison with Intel’s latest.
The Light Peak optical connectivity technology is capable of transmitting data at 10Gbps in both directions simultaneously. This speed seriously undermines what the USB 3.0 has to offer, with USB 2.0 and 1.0 totally out of the picture on that front. Market insiders are speculating that the Light Peak optical connectivity technology should be out by the first quarter of next year. An observation of the timing of the release suggests that in all likelihood the Macs by Apple releasing around that time in 2011 would also feature this latest technology by Intel.
Intel’s Light Peak optical connectivity technology in the near future might also become a replacement for HDMI ports, with a Light Peak to HDMI converter being worked upon. But that is still some time off, and may be a tougher nut to crack as far as converting it into a financially viable project goes. But going by the tech world’s say on this, the Light Peak is defiantly not just yet another new kid on the block and shows great promise for the future. It will surely be closely tracked at the CES and MacWorld conferences that happen in January 2011.