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[2]: Thunderbold licensing?
by robmv on Thu 24th Feb 2011 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Thunderbold licensing?"
robmv
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2006-08-12

HyperTransport can be licensed by anybody from HyperTransport Consortium, anybody can license USB specs, from the wording of the Intel announcement it looks like nobody can build a chipset for Thunderbolt

"Thunderbolt products require a controller chip supplied by Intel"

it does not says

"Thunderbolt products could be built with license from Intel" or something like that

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