“Intel went on the record [Wednesday] saying that its silicon will support USB 3.0 in 2012 and urged developers to target both USB and its new ‘Thunderbolt’ technology,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET. “‘Intel is going to support USB 3.0 in the 2012 client platform. We’re going to support Thunderbolt capability. We believe they’re complementary,’ said Kirk Skaugen, a vice president at the Intel Architecture Group, speaking at Intel’s developer conference in Beijing.”
Skaugen was careful to point out that developers of peripheral devices like printers, scanners, and cameras should target both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt–the latter a new connection technology that combines high-speed data transfer and high-definition video on a single cable and runs at a peak speed of 10 gigabits per second. Apple uses Thunderbolt connectors on its MacBook Pro laptops,” “‘We encourage all of you working on peripherals around the PC to engage on both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt,’ Skaugen said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]