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 Drumhellar on Thu 24th Feb 2011 19:16 UTC in reply to "Thunderbold licensing?"
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I think the reason they say it requires a controller chip from Intel is that only Intel makes such a chip.

mini DP is an Apple tech, which they have freely licensed. PCIe is owned by PCI-SIG. Daisy chaining is a technique used by many bus interfaces before.

So, if all Intel did was put it all in one controller chip and pipe it through a single cable, do they have the rights to license it?

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