Light Peak To Begin Production In 2010

"The high speed optical interface should be ready for mass production in 2010."

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Intel's Light Peak In 2010
FOCI's light peak optical cableLast month, Intel showcased something very interesting, an optical cable interface for PCs, called Light Peak. This promised 10Gb/s transfer rates, or double that of USB 3.0. The potential for such an interface is very broad, it could consolidate the plethora of modern interface standards, including USB, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and Ethernet. Apart from telling us that devices featuring Light Peak would be ready to ship next year, Intel didn't really give reveal much else.
However, it is now reported that Foci, a Taiwanese optical networking company, is well on its way to selling Light Peak cables and other fiber-optic gear. According to Foci vice president of business development Janpu Hou, the company will have a pilot run ready by the end of November 2009, and will be ready to mass-produce at the start of 2010.
The cables use USB connectors, and are flexible and strong, able to be bent in a loop just over an inch in diameter. Cost is still very high, though. While the company is trying to bring it down to an acceptable level for consumers, its attempts to reduce cost by using plastic fiber has produced poor results.
Intel has also confirmed on Wednesday that it is working with the USB Implementers Forum to standardize Light Peak.
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12-10-2009, 09:04:18

I Hunta x
mine turned up like 30 mins after posting it hadnt, seems pretty nice, ill give it a few hours to get used to and start thinking about what to write tomorow

13-10-2009, 14:19:45

Well guys its here, got a few pics started and will be starting review tonight!

13-10-2009, 14:20:55

Mine has arrived too, had a quick look and it's huge :O Will start on the write up later on and get some pics tomorrow when it's a bit brighter.

13-10-2009, 14:20:58

Not yet arrived.

13-10-2009, 14:44:54

Sorry Zak we only sent 5 out in the end so we didnt send you one in the end :(

13-10-2009, 14:47:25


Sorry Zak we only sent 5 out in the end so we didnt send you one in the end :(

No problem. I had a pile of coursework (3-4 different types of coursework) come load on to me on Monday and I had started wondering on whether I would be able to write a review up in time.
So you did me a favour there. :p

13-10-2009, 14:49:04

Ahhh coolio

13-10-2009, 14:50:45

The way you written that PM made it sound like some sort of anti-zak4994 conspiracy.
Until I figured out it was TTL who sent me it lol.

13-10-2009, 14:57:43


Bah, tardy to the pary

13-10-2009, 15:16:57


I'd be up for helping out...

I use my pc basically all day for CAD and Illustrator work, and the odd bit of gaming..
I currently just use the top of my wooden desk as my mouse mat :p

Bit late mate. :p

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