VR Zone received word from ASMedia that the company is working on SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 controllers that are compatible with Intel's Cactuc Ridge Thunderbolt controllers. Additionally, the firm is also developing higher-end SATA solutions for external RAID enclosures with Thunderbolt support.
After contacting ASMedia about their so called Thunderbolt solution which Digitimes reported about last week, we were informed that the reporter at Digitimes got things somewhat mixed up. What ASMedia was in fact saying, is that their SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 controllers are all going to be compatible with Intel's Cactus Ridge Thunderbolt controllers. The company is also working on some higher-end SATA solutions for external RAID enclosures that will work over Thunderbolt, as well as in NAS and DAS type devices and of course directly on motherboards as a high-end version to the ASM1061 SATA 6Gbps controller.