Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (TOKYO:5802)(ISIN:JP3407400005)
has become the first company to receive Thunderbolt certification from
Intel Corporation for the optical Thunderbolt cable and has started the
mass production. Based on Intel's Thunderbolt technology, this new
optical Thunderbolt cable enables long-distance data transmission.
Sumitomo Electric developed this cable through its expertise in optical
fiber and module development and, in April 2012, began shipment of the
Optical Thunderbolt cable (Photo: Business Wire)
All Thunderbolt products must undergo a certification process to ensure
optimal operation and end-user experience. The officially certified
products provide highly reliable data transmission at a high speed of
"Thunderbolt technology continues to bring performance and versatility
to Macs and PCs today," said Jason Ziller, Director, Thunderbolt
Planning and Marketing, Intel Corporation. "Sumitomo's new optical
Thunderbolt cables add another level of versatility to Thunderbolt,
especially for media creators and enthusiasts."
The optical Thunderbolt cable is an active optical cable that enables
long-distance transmission up to 30 meters to connect Thunderbolt
devices together. The optical Thunderbolt cable is the same diameter as
the conventional metal Thunderbolt cable (4.2 mm), and handles just as
easily. Sumitomo Electric's special optical fiber makes the cable robust
and durable for everyday use. This optical fiber offers high bending
performance even when pinched up to 180 degrees or tangled in knots.
[Lineup of the Thunderbolt cables]
1.5m, 2.0m, 3.0m
Intel, the Intel logo, and Thunderbolt are registered trademarks of the
Intel Corporation in the US and other countries.
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