Intel reveals Light Peak, possible USB 3.0 successor

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I just posted the article Intel reveals Light Peak, possible USB 3.0 successor.

Manufacturers are just now beginning to generate consumer attention for USB 3.0 products, but Intel reportedly is showing off a new technology that could eventually become a so-called ‘USB killer.’

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/intel-reveals-light-peak-possible-usb-3-0-successor-28589/](http://www.myce.com/news/intel-reveals-light-peak-possible-usb-3-0-successor-28589/)

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#2

Optical cable is more expensive than copper cables … and more fragile.
When they figure out cordless lightpeak, I’ll be there :wink:


#3

Intel trying to make themselves indispensable. They won’t get a penny from me. I’d rather pay for an AMD chip or products from other manufacturers. If Intel offers it as a generic product available to whoever, that might change things. Their monopolistic policies irritate me.


#4

Unless they figured out how to provide power over fiber it’s not going to displace USB.


#5

[QUOTE=RTV71;2511044]Unless they figured out how to provide power over fiber it’s not going to displace USB.[/QUOTE]I agree. :iagree:


#6

I would be very easy to run power lines along side the optical cable. It will be the way they market it that will make or break it. If it is licensed to everyone at a fair price, then it could be a good thing. I just don’t know why I don’t see this happening.


#7

So now we know the real reason why Intel is lagging on support for USB 3.0… they’ve got a competing format that they think can make them more money.