Cubix Enters iMac and MacBook External I/O Connectivity Market with Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe Expansion Product

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New GPU-Xpander Mobile will feature Intel Thunderbolt connectivity, two PCIe 2.0 full-length slots, open architecture for hosting a wide variety of OS X-compatible I/O controllers.

Cubix Corporation announced today its new GPU-Xpander Mobile product for Apple iMac and MacBook products which feature Intel's high-performance I/O connectivity Thunderbolt technology. The new Xpander Mobile, which is based largely on Cubix's existing GPU-Xpander PCIe slot expansion technology, will initially feature one PCIe x16 slot (x4 electrical) and one PCIe x8 slot (x4 electrical), plus a 175W power supply. The Xpander Mobile is designed, like all other Cubix Xpander models, with an open architecture allowing users to add or remove OS X-compatible PCIe I/O controllers at will.

"We felt that Intel's ground-breaking technology was generating enough interest in markets which Cubix is focused on to justify development of an Xpander model specifically geared towards new Apple products featuring Thunderbolt", said Eric Fiegehen, Director of Visualization and GPU Compute Solutions at Cubix Corporation. "Cubix will develop additional Xpander Mobile configurations as Intel's Thunderbolt technology matures."

According to Fiegehen, Cubix is targeting Xpander Mobile initially at professional video applications such as DaVinci Resolve 8 and Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, but also sees other applications and markets for the product next year as Intel's Thunderbolt technology becomes a feature on Microsoft Windows-based laptop PCs, "With additional laptop / notebook PC vendors supporting Intel's technology , we're anticipating interest from people requiring high-speed PCIe-based storage, hardware-based / GPU-accelerated rendering, even PC game applications for people only requiring part-time PCIe discrete graphics."

The GPU-Xpander Mobile is expected to be available in December, with pricing to be announced closer to its release date. For more information, contact or Ph# +1(775)888-1000

Cubix Visual & GPU Compute Solutions is a division of Cubix Corporation focused on design, manufacture, and delivery of integrated solutions, as well as hardware-specific platforms, specifically for visualization and GPU Compute markets.

Cubix Corporation is a privately-owned manufacturer of
PC hardware solutions based in Carson City, NV. A blade server pioneer with 35 years of experience designing and building computer hardware solutions for a wide variety of markets, Cubix has the ability to design, manufacture and deliver products for both OEM markets and end-users.


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