Santa Clara, Calif. – Intel (NASD: INTC) on Thursday introduced
Thunderbolt, a new connection standard that combines high-speed data-transfer
and HD video on a single cable. The company said the 10Gbps speed can transfer
a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds. Apple is the first customer for
Intel’s Thunderbolt (formerly called "Light Peak"), including the
technology on its new line of MacBook Pro laptops announced today.
companies planning to release products supporting Thunderbolt include Aja,
Apogee, Avid, Blackmagic, LaCie, Promise and Western Digital.
with HD media is one of the most demanding things people do with their
PCs," said Mooly Eden, general manager of Intel’s PC client group.
"With Thunderbolt technology, Intel has delivered innovative technology to
help professionals and consumers work faster and more easily with their growing
collection of media content, from music to HD movies."