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Jan 3rd, 2013
Sumitomo Electric certified to mass-produce 'Thunderbolt' optical cables
Japanese firm is first to receive clearance from Intel to make cables for 30 meter data transmission.
Sumitomo Electric, the Japanese industrial conglomerate, says it has received certification from Intel to mass produce the latter’s “Thunderbolt” ultra-high-speed optical cables.
The optical version follows the initial launch of a conventional copper-based Thunderbolt cable in 2011, and has the same 4.2 mm diameter. According to the Japanese firm, the optical fiber used is suitably robust for everyday use, even if tangled in knots and bent back on itself at 180 °.
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