Rick Merritt, EETimes
9/22/2010 10:51 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Intel's first implementation of Light Peak will not be broadly adopted by PC makers, but it opens a door to future optical interconnects. That's the view of an engineer in one top-tier PC company and an analyst report published separately today.
PC makers are ramping up for a significant transition to the copper-based USB 3.0 that can deliver data at more than 3 Gbits/second. Most have no plans to use the 10 Gbits/second Light Peak, said a senior engineer at one top-tier PC maker who asked not to be named.
"I think there will be some who will use Light Peak, but not the volume OEMs like the Acers, HPs and Dells," said the PC engineer. "They won't have a need for it," he said.
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