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Sumitomo Electric Receives Thunderbolt 3 Cable Certification from Intel

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November 17, 2015
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. receives Thunderbolt 3 cable certification from Intel Corporation and will start production in December.

Sumitomo's Thunderbolt 3 cable

Sumitomo's Thunderbolt 3 cable

Based on Intel's Thunderbolt 3* technology, the new Thunderbolt 3 cable with the new USB Type-C connector enables 40 Gbps bi-directional data transmission and reversible connectivity. The cable supports up to 100 W power delivery and multiple data protocols such as USB 2.0 (4.8 Mbps), USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.2, and PCI Express.

The new Thunderbolt 3 cables enable high-speed user experiences like never before: single-cable docking, multiple 4K video displays, external graphics for high speed gaming, and Thunderbolt networking between computers.

All Thunderbolt products undergo certification to ensure optimal operation and end-user experience. The certified products provide higher and more reliable data transmission at a high-speed of up to 40 Gbps. In addition to the Thunderbolt certification, Sumitomo's Thunderbolt 3 cables have also been USB Type-C certified by the USB Implementers Forum.

"Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB Type-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all," said Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel Corporation. Concerning the cooperation with Sumitomo Electric, "We are pleased to have worked with Sumitomo over the years to ensure their cables help to provide users with a great Thunderbolt experience."

* Thunderbolt 3 technology realizes high data transmission of 40 Gbps between a PC and peripheral devices. It delivers great responsiveness in data transmission in daisy chain connection.

  • Intel and Thunderbolt are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
  • USB Type-C is a trademark of USB Implementers Forum.
  • PCI Express is a trademark or registered trademark of PCI-SIG in the United States and other countries.
  • Other company names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies concerned.
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