While the Engadget believe that Apple is the giant behind technology Light Peak presented by Intel last week, the CNET News today brought information from other sources that deny this idea. The novelty would be an internal project by Intel itself, which would have been presented in its developer forum after being evaluated by some customers, among them Apple.
Just as Apple would have been consulted for feedback, so would other manufacturers have been. One of Intel's directors responsible for the area, Jason Ziller, was interviewed by CNET News yesterday and also made similar statements: the Light Peak has been polished by Intel for the past two years, as it was developed, prepared to specification and documented.
Thanks to that, Intel will be the one to supply the necessary components for its implantation in computers, as well as it was the one who designed the test machines used in the first demonstration, instead of Apple. Several companies, such as Foxconn, Foxlink, Avago, SAE and Iptronics, are interested in contributing to the project, as well as adapting it to situations that do not necessarily involve the desktop and notebook scenario.
THE Light Peakcurrently uses a separate 10Gpbs bandwidth connector for data input and output. It is not yet clear how the market will react to this new technology with the already popular FireWire and USB, but Intel's idea is not to override any storage standard, but to make it coexist with these offers along with the integration with video standards (DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI).