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Sumitomo Electric Starts Selling Optical Thunderbolt Cable at Amazon Online

January 8, 2013
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. started selling its Optical Thunderbolt Cable at, one of the world's major online stores, on January 8. The cable comes in lengths of 10m, 20 m and 30 m to best serve customers' needs.

Thunderbolt CableBased on Intel's technical specifications, Sumitomo Electric developed Optical Thunderbolt Cable by combining its advanced optical fiber cable and optical module technology with Intel’s high-speed transmission technology. Sumitomo Electric have received Thunderbolt certification from Intel Corporation for the Optical Thunderbolt Cable and have started the mass production in December 2012.

【Lineup of the Optical Thunderbolt Cable】

Cable Length


Product Name Model Number JAN code
10m Black Sumitomo Electric Optical Thunderbolt Cable 10m black TBT-OV0100BLK 4944789010408
20m Sumitomo Electric Optical Thunderbolt Cable 20m black TBT-OV0200BLK 4944789010415
30m Sumitomo Electric Optical Thunderbolt Cable 30m black TBT-OV0300BLK 4944789010422

【Features of the Thunderbolt Cable】

Transmission media Metal cable Optical cable
Number of channels 2
Transmission rate per channel 10Gbps
Transmission capacity 20Gbps
Outside diameter 4.2mm
Cable length 0.3m, 0.5m, 1.0m
1.5m, 2.0m, 3.0m
10m, 20m, 30m
Cable color Black and white Black
Connector size 28mm 38mm
Bus power supply 10W None
Others A host computer and up to six devices
can be daisy-chained sales site 【10m】




Sumitomo Electric Thunderbolt cable website

*Thunderbolt technology is the fastest way to transfer data between a PC and peripheral and display devices.1 At 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt technology delivers great responsiveness with data and display transfers – in each direction, at the same time – using a single cable to connect devices in a daisy chain.


【Reference】 (Added: 31 Jan, 2013)


Optical Thunderbolt cable

World's first Thunderbolt certification for the Optical Thunderbolt cable by Intel 


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