Thunderbolt Is Coming to Windows in 2012

During his keynote address at IDF this morning, Intel vice president and Kangol enthusiast Mooly Eden confirmed that the revolutionary Thunderbolt I/O technology will be making the jump from Macs to PCs when as-of-yet unidentified Asus and Acer models ship in the first half of 2012.

When Apple introduced Thunderbolt earlier this year, PC owners were left out of the high-speed data transfer party, the new I/O technology being an Apple exclusive. But now, with Thunderbolt running on both Mac and PCs—at double the throughput of the latest USB iteration—is there room left in the world for USB 3.0? [Intel]