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Originally Posted by Dink;12489581 
USB3 and SATA6 caught on pretty quickly. How long did that take? 6 months? There used to be like 2 hard drives and 1 usb drive available with USB3 or SATA6. Now look at newegg... heh

Both of those are backwards compatible.
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Both of those are backwards compatible.
And that's why the new technology has no issues! Intel is going to have an uphill battle to get LightPeak to go mainstream simply because it's new and has nothing to build upon.
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USB has such monopoly on the connection market it would be hard to see this even being a contender in the next 5 years. If it ever does become mainstream AMD will just have to pay Intel royalty's to use the technology.
I would think that they would instead try to re-create light peak technology in their own form. Intel does not have patents on fiber optics or the technology incorporated. Therefore, I feel in the time that it takes light peak to really take off, AMD should have a counter part without having to pay Intel.
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I would think that they would instead try to re-create light peak technology in their own form. Intel does not have patents on fiber optics or the technology incorporated. Therefore, I feel in the time that it takes light peak to really take off, AMD should have a counter part without having to pay Intel.
But by that time Intel would have already solidified a lightpeak market. No matter how you slice it, AMD would be year behind. They'd be much better off just paying royalties if lightpeak becomes popular.
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USB is Intel for those who didn't know.

I wonder why they are pushing for it right after USB3 launched just months ago.
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But by that time Intel would have already solidified a lightpeak market. No matter how you slice it, AMD would be year behind. They'd be much better off just paying royalties if lightpeak becomes popular.
I agree that this would be far more beneficial to them for a short amount of time (ie: a few years) if they decide to develop their own. Ideally, they would forge some sort of joint improvement program with Intel while paying them a licensing fee until a fair share for the initial R&D has been paid (I think Intel might go for something like this to avoid looking more monopolistic to courts, but I doubt this will really ever happen).

Personally, though, I think that if this really took off they should just license it indefinitely since Intel would be forced to keep the licensing costs low to induce manufacturers into creating products to support it. No manufacturers would develop products for it otherwise since people are perfectly fine with USB.
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Will this end up on AMD systems?
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Everyone uses USB now, so would people even move products over to lightpeak?

Also, does anyone need that much bandwidth right now? Isn't USB3 enough?

I'm still on USB2, and the only thing not good enough with it is massive file transfers, most of which are internal anyways...
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Will this end up on AMD systems?
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With the new MBPs (the ones being announced Thursday) almost certainly having Light Peak on board, this will be Apple's new Firewire.
    
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