Intel mum on speed improvements for Thunderbolt

Intel is promising a speed boost in response to the improvements in USB 3.0, but did not give a target release date

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware

Sumitomo Electric Industries said it has started sampling Thunderbolt cables that are roughly 25 percent smaller in their outer diameter than traditional cables. The new cable is 3.2 mm in diameter, while the older cable was 4.2 mm. But the new cable is only 2 meters long, while the older cable was 3 meters long. Pricing for the cable was not immediately available.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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