Sumitomo Electric Receives Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable Certification from Intel

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd has received Thunderbolt™ 3 cable certification from Intel Corporation and started production in December 2015.


Based on Intel’s Thunderbolt™ 3 technology¹, the new Thunderbolt™ 3 cable with the new USB Type-C™ connector enables 40Gbps bi-directional data transmission and reversible connectivity. In addition to this, the cable supports up to 100W power delivery and multiple data protocols such as USB2.0 (4.8Mbps), USB3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps), Gen2 (10Gbps), Displayport1.2, and PCI Express.

Sumitomo’s Thunderbolt™ 3 cable

The new Thunderbolt™ 3 cables will enable  high-speed user experiences like never before -- single-cable docking, multiple 4K video displays, external graphics for high speed gaming and Thunderbolt networking between computers.


All Thunderbolt products undergo certification to ensure optimal operation and end-user experience. The certified products provide higher and more reliable data transmission at a high speed of up to 40Gbps.  In addition to Thunderbolt certification, Sumitomo’s Thunderbolt 3 cables have also been USB Type-C certified by the USB Implementers Forum.


“Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all”, said Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel Corporation.  “We are pleased to have worked with Sumitomo over the years to ensure their cables help to provide users with a great Thunderbolt experience.”


Thunderbolt technology is the fastest way to transfer data between a PC and peripheral devices at speeds up to 40Gbps. Thunderbolt 3™ technology delivers great responsiveness with data transfers – in each direction, at the same time – using Thunderbolt cables to daisy chain devices.


• Intel and Thunderbolt are trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the US and other countries.
• USB Type-C is a  trademark of USB Implementers Forum.
• PCI Express is a trademark or registered trademark of PCI-SIG in the US and other countries.
• Other company names and product names contained in this news release are trademarked or registered trademarks of the respective company concerned.


Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.