Specifically, it seems Light Peak will debut using copper wires for the transmission of data instead of the technology's signature fiber optics. According to Cnet, however, the shift away from optical networking to traditional electrical interconnections won't affect the planned speed, which is still set at 10Gb/s bi-directionally. Intel hasn’t confirmed or denied the reports but if true it remains to be seen how this affects plans to eventually hit 100Gb/s.
Despite the move to copper cabling, Light Peak is said to be on track for a commercial rollout in the early first half of 2011, with Sony and Apple expected to be among the first to use the technology in its products.
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