Intel Opens Thunderbolt 3 to Everyone
Today, Intel announced that their Thunderbolt 3 technology will be breaking exclusivity with their platform, allowing the universal plug to span all platforms.
A world where one USB-C connector does it all – today, and for many years to come. With this vision in mind, Intel is announcing that it plans to drive large-scale mainstream adoption of Thunderbolt by integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future Intel CPUs and by releasing the Thunderbolt protocol specification to the industry next year.
That’s right. Starting next year, the Thunderbolt protocol will be released to the industry under a non-exclusive, royalty-free license. Releasing it in this way encourages wider adoption of Thunderbolt 3 for product manufacturers, getting one step closer to a unified connection type.
You can read the full post on Intel’s plans on their website.