CNET reports that the Intel Lightpeek demonstration that was shown on a hefty Hackintosh last month isn’t as far off as originally anticipated.  Speaking to Taiwanese optical networking company, Foci Fiber Optic Communication, they found that Light Peak  cables and other fiber-optic components are right around the corner.

"We plan to have our pilot run ready by the end of November 2009, and ready to be in mass production in the beginning of year 2010," said Janpu Hou, the company’s vice president of business development.

That meshes with Engadget’s sources who said it would be on the Mac Platform in mid-to-late 2010.  They also mentioned that "Intel was pretty high on Light Peak for devices that needed maximum connectivity in the smallest amount of space, like an iPhone — or, say, a tablet."

We’ve popped some video demos below.


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