Intel backs Thunderbolt USB-C connector, first products expected this year

Intel has also expanded its IoT Gateway product family
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Intel has revealed plans to back Thunderbolt USB-C technology during its keynote address at the Computex 2015 trade show.

The company announced the new Thunderbolt 3 USB cable, which delivers one computer port that connects to Thunderbolt devices, as well as USB-C devices and displays.

For the first time, the single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable.

It will be used for new services, including 4K video, external graphics and built-in 10 GbE networking.

Compatible Intel products are expected to launch before the end of the year, with more to follow in 2016.

The chipmaker also revealed new plans for the Internet of Things (IoT), and introduced the expansion of the Intel IoT Gateway product family.

The company also expanded its choice of operating systems for Intel IoT Gateway reference designs with the availability of Ubuntu Snappy Core from Canonical.

Kirk Skaugen, senior VP and general manager of Intel's Client Computing Group, said during the keynote: “The power of Moore's Law has enabled incredible computing innovation over the past 50 years and because of it, nearly everything in the future will have the ability to compute and connect.”

Intel also announced that it is working with Targus, to deliver Rezence standard-based wireless charging solutions.

Intel also introduced 5th generation Intel Core mobile processors for mobile and IoT with integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics. 

This news comes after Intel confirmed its acquisition of Altera, in a deal worth $16.7 billion (£10 million).

Check out all the Computex 2015 news here.

Image source: The Verge

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