Intel has been touting Light Peak as the next big thing in connector technology and a way to reduce the proliferation of ports on modern computers, by using a single interface to handle everything from network connectivity to data transfers and transmitting high definition video to external displays. The interface can reportedly hit 10Gb/s transfer rates -- or twice the speed of USB 3.0 -- with the potential ability to scale to 100Gb/s in the next ten years. Indeed the company 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.