Sumitomo Electric Launches Sample Products of Thin Thunderbolt Cable

  Sumitomo Electric Launches Sample Products of Thin Thunderbolt Cable

2013 International CES

Business Wire

TOKYO -- January 8, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (TOKYO:5802)(ISIN:JP3407400005) has
commenced sample product shipment of a thin Thunderbolt cable that has an
approximately 25% smaller outer diameter than the conventional Thunderbolt
cable. This product will be displayed at Intel Corporation's booth (Central
Hall Booth #7252) during the Consumer Electronics Show held by the Consumer
Electronics Association in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11, 2013.

Comparison of conventional and thin Thunderbolt cables (Photo: Business Wire)

Comparison of conventional and thin Thunderbolt cables (Photo: Business Wire)

Sumitomo Electric has developed Thunderbolt cable based on Intel Corporation's
technical specifications. The Company launched its electrical Thunderbolt
cable in April 2012 and started mass production of its optical Thunderbolt
cable in December 2012. These products are receiving favorable reviews from
the market.

The newly developed thin Thunderbolt cable is 3.2 mm in diameter, which is 1.0
mm thinner than the conventional cable, and provides highly reliable data
transmission at a high speed of 10 Gbps.

This compact design makes it easy to carry the cable with portable devices by
winding it around them.


Features of the Thin Thunderbolt Cable
                              Conventional       Thin
                                Thunderbolt Cable   Thunderbolt Cable
Number of channels              2
Transmission rate per channel   10 Gbps
Transmission capacity           20 Gbps
Outside diameter                4.2 mm              3.2 mm
Maximum cable length            3.0 m               2.0 m
Bus power supply                10 W
Others                         A host computer and up to six devices
                                can be daisy-chained
                                

* Thunderbolt technology is the fastest way to transfer data between a PC and
peripheral and display devices. At 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt technology delivers
great responsiveness with data and display transfers – in each direction, at
the same time – using a single cable to connect devices in a daisy chain.

• Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Intel Corporation.

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Contact:

(USA)
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC U.S.A., INC.
Sean Park, +1 408-232-9615
Sales & Marketing
Electronics Group
jpark@sumitomo.com