Apple Behind Intel’s Light Peak Technology

Submitted by lalit on September 28, 2009 - 5:19pm.

Engadget is reporting “Not only is Apple complicit in the development of Light Peak, but the company actually brought the concept to Intel and asked them to create it. More to the point, the standard will play a hugely important role in upcoming products from Cupertino.”

According to documents seen by Engadget, Apple approached Intel as early as 2007 with plans to develop interoperable technology based on optical fiber that will replace multitudinous connector types like FireWire, USB and Display interface with a single connector. The Light Peak can manage massive amounts of data with just a single port to handle networking, display driving and general connectivity.

Engadget believes that Apple will introduce the new Light Peak technology in its systems around Fall 2010 and follow the initial launch with a low-power variation in 2011 for iPod and iPhones. Use of all-on-one connective solution like Light Peak will be very useful for smaller devices like iPhone and the upcoming Apple tablet that need broad connectivity.

The combination of bandwidth, speed, size and support for multiple standards offered by Light Speed is unmatched by any other technology. It is truly an Apple-style next generation technology that will increase performance while decreasing the confusion created by different ports present on computers.