Intel Integrates USB 3.0 into Ivy Bridge Platform, Thunderbolt Optionalby Anand Lal Shimpi on May 31, 2011 4:13 AM EST
We knew about the first feature on this list (USB 3.0) would come with Ivy Bridge's 7-series chipset,
but the second one was something I just heard about today. Ivy Bridge will integrate Thunderbolt into the chipset. Expect Thunderbolt adoption to skyrocket as a result in 2012.
Update: Intel tells us that while Thunderbolt will be featured on Ivy Bridge it will not be integrated into its 7-series chipsets.