Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, that its optical cables have been Thunderbolt certified by Intel Corporation. Thunderbolt™ Optical Cables by Corning are the first all-optical fiber cables for the Thunderbolt community.
Compatible with both Intel’s Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 computer and peripheral connectivity protocols, Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning have successfully undergone a rigorous certification process that ensures they provide users with an optimal experience. In the coming weeks, Corning will make available varying lengths starting at 10 meters.
Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning are designed specifically for Thunderbolt technology and allow users to easily manage the demands of today’s high-bandwidth applications. The electrically isolated, noise-reducing cables are up to 50 percent smaller in diameter and 80 percent lighter than comparable copper Thunderbolt cables.
“Based on Intel’s Thunderbolt protocol, Corning is providing a fast, innovative cabling solution designed for data-intensive connectivity,” said Bernhard Deutsch, vice president, Product Line Management, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning Telecommunications. “Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning empower users to quickly access and move data between devices at distances copper cables cannot.”
“Thunderbolt transforms the way users connect devices to their PCs, dramatically increasing data transfer rates,” said Jason Ziller, director, Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel Corporation. “Corning has built upon its proven innovation track record to develop a key addition to the Thunderbolt ecosystem. Corning’s new optical fiber cables should help accelerate Thunderbolt adoption by enabling faster media capture, editing, and backup at distances beyond 10 meters.”
Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning will be available in the coming months through distributors, select resellers, and online. Details on how to purchase the cables can be found on the “How To Buy” section.
Additionally, IDF attendees will be able to view live demonstrations related to the speed, flexibility and durability of Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning. These demonstrations can be seen at the Optical Cables by Corning booth #180, the Intel Advanced Technology Zone and in the IDF Thunderbolt community.
Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.