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Thunderbolt - Intel and Apple

Many people are unsure of the working relationship between Intel and Apple in developing the Thunderbolt interface.

Working closely with Apple, Intel released the first version of Thunderbolt on Apple’s MacBook Pro in 2011.

Thunderbolt and later Thunderbolt 2 used a Display Port connector which was incompatible with USB varieties that dominated PC computers.

Originally invented by Intel’s Silicon Photonics group, the technology was originally slated to run through optical fibres. It was known within Intel as Light Peak.

Alongside Apple, Intel found they could achieve similar data throughput at significantly lower cost by using traditional copper wires.

The trademark “Thunderbolt” was registered by Apple who later ceded the name to Intel who still held the technology’s intellectual rights.

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