Corning Inc. says 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.

They’ compatible with both Intel’s Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 computer and peripheral connectivity protocols. In the coming weeks, Corning will make available varying lengths starting at 10 meters.
Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning are up to 50% smaller in diameter and 80% lighter than comparable copper Thunderbolt cables, says Bernhard Deutsch, vice president, Product Line Management, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning Telecommunications. They’ll be available in the coming months through distributors, select resellers, and online. For more info go to .