Intel wants Thunderbolt 3 to be everywhere
Intel has announced that it will release its Thunderbolt 3 protocol specification to the industry next year. The company said it is working to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into its CPUs, which will allow manufacturers to build thinner and lighter systems using only Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. The Thunderbolt 3 specification can be used for a variety of functions, including fast charging, as a display connection, and powering large connection hubs.
Intel said that releasing the Thunderbolt 3 specification would increase adoption by encouraging third-party manufacturers to build Thunderbolt-compatible chips.
Microsoft has improved Thunderbolt 3 plug-and-play support in its Windows 10 Creators Update and plans to add more enhancements in future updates.
“Microsoft and Intel are working together to enable Thunderbolt 3 on Windows PCs,” said Microsoft.
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