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Sumitomo Electric to Showcase Thunderbolt Cables at 2013 NAB Show

April 2, 2013
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric will showcase its Thunderbolt cables at NAB Show 2013 which is taking place April 8–11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NAB Show is the world’s largest event covering electronic media and video/broadcast equipment produced by the National Association of Broadcasters.

Sumitomo Electric will showcase three types of Thunderbolt cables (metal, optical and thin) which are developed by incorporating its advanced electric wire technology and high-speed data transmission technology into the technical specifications for Thunderbolt technology provided by Intel Corporation. We are looking forward to your visit to our booth location: SL14617, South Hall Lower.


Thunderbolt Cable・Thunderbolt Cable
The Thunderbolt cable is developed by incorporating our advanced electric wire technology and high-speed data transmission technology. This cable achieves bidirectional data transfer at an ultra high rate of up to 10 Gbps; more than 20 times faster compared to the currently popular USB 2.0 data transfer system, and twice as fast as a USB 3.0 type. The cable is well received for good operability and product lineup. The cable comes in lengths of 0.3 m to 3.0 m and colors of black and white to best serve customers' needs.
Optical Thunderbolt Cable・Optical Thunderbolt Cable
Sumitomo Electric has become the first company to receive Thunderbolt certification from Intel Corporation for the optical Thunderbolt cable and started the mass production in December 2012. (As of April 2013, only Sumitomo Electric received the certification.) This cable comes in lengths of up to 30 m. Sumitomo Electric’s special optical fiber will provide high bend performance even when pinched by up to 180 degrees or tangled in knots.
Thin Thunderbolt Cable・Thin Thunderbolt Cable
The thin Thunderbolt cable is 3.2 mm in diameter, which is 1.0 mm thinner than the conventional cable, and provides highly reliable data transmission at a high speed of 10 Gbps. This compact design makes it easy to carry the cable with portable devices by winding it around them or packing in small pockets of typical carrying cases.


Event Outline

Exhibition April 8 – 11, 2013
Place Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Booth Number South Hall Lower SL14617
Official Website


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