Sumitomo Electric receives the world’s first Thunderbolt certification for the optical Thunderbolt cable, and starts mass production

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has become the first company to receive Thunderbolt certification from Intel Corporation for the optical Thunderbolt cable and has started the mass production. Based on Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, this new optical Thunderbolt cable enables long-distance data transmission. Sumitomo Electric developed this cable through its expertise in optical fiber and module development and, in April 2012, began shipment of the sample products.

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