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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 28 September 2009 17:39
   Light Peak technology uses lasers and fiber optics to transfer data to and from PCs and other devices.

September 28, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
by Stephen Shankland
C/Net News.. 

Intel's Light Peak technology uses lasers and fiber optics to transfer data to and from PCs and other devices.
(Credit: Intel)

SAN FRANCISCO--You've probably heard about fiber optics for years--some kind of exotic technology used to carry gargantuan quantities of data across continents. But in the not-too-distant future, you might be plugging these tiny glass strands straight into your computer.

That's if Intel gets its way. At its Intel Developer Forum last week, the chipmaker demonstrated fiber-optic technology called Light Peak for connecting many devices to PCs with fiber optic lines. Intel secured major Light Peak endorsement from Sony and now it's has begun trying to make it into an industry standard. [Comments...]

 
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