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.
Permalink for comment 463865
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Thunderbold licensing?
by Drumhellar on Thu 24th Feb 2011 19:16 UTC in reply to "Thunderbold licensing?"
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

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?

Reply Parent Score: 2