Intel Offers Up Royalty-Free Thunderbolt 3 To USB Promoter Group
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 4 March 2019 at 09:16 AM EST. 42 Comments
Intel has announced they are contributing the Thunderbolt 3 specification to the USB Promoter Group and making it royalty-free for other hardware vendors to implement support for it. Plus it was also announced the USB4 specifcation is based on the Thunderbolt protocol.

Intel kicked off an interesting week by announcing that the Thunderbolt protocol specification has been passed on to the USB Promoter Group for helping other chip makers implement support for this high-speed interface. The USB Promoter Group meanwhile says the upcoming USB 4.0 specification will be based on this Thunderbolt protocol.

More details on today's announcements via the Intel Newsroom.
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