Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Feb 2011 14:49 UTC
Intel Apple has just updated its line of MacBook Pros. Usually, this isn't anything to get particularly excited about, but this time around, they've got a genuine treat: Thunderbolt. Apple is the first to use this new connection technology, developed at Intel and believed to be the copper version of Lightpeak. It's pretty impressive.
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RE: Thunderbold licensing?
by tyrione on Thu 24th Feb 2011 16:33 UTC in reply to "Thunderbold licensing?"
tyrione
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the thing I don't like about Thunderbolt is this

http://www.intel.com/technology/io/thunderbolt/index.htm

"Thunderbolt products require a controller chip supplied by Intel"

so it is a chipset and it isn't a licensable spec, neither free nor with royalties?


HyperTransport requires a chipset as well. Your point?

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