Intel Suggests That Canon May Soon Support Thunderbolt I/O Port

Intel's Thunderbolt has the chance to be the break-out technology of 2011, but only if you have support. But support is growing. The kickstart came when Apple decided to add the Thunderbolt to their line of new MacBook Pro machines, despite the fact that no actual hardware is available now to truly support it. But that will change soon. LaCie already announced that they would soon be producing products to support the higher speed I/O port, and now it feels like Canon may follow suit. Maybe.

Intel has apparently seen enough interest from Canon that the company is suggesting a "signal" of support. Hiroo Edakubo, Group Executive of Canon’s Video Products Group stated, "We are excited about Thunderbolt technology and feel it will bring new levels of performance and simplicity to the video creation market." There are apparently a lot of companies out there looking to build products using Thunderbolt technology, but it seems that most everyone is waiting for everyone else to commit before doing so themselves. Smart from a business standpoint, but someone has to take those first steps. Will Canon produce the first DSLR with Thunderbolt? Sure seems like that's a realistic possibility.