In November 2020, Allion assisted Good Way Technology (Stock Symbol: 3272) to acquire the first Thunderbolt™ 4 Device Certification for two reference design boards─Godzilla Creek and Gorilla Creek. Moreover, the Gorilla Creek is the first reference design board in the world which passed Windows Device Functional Compliance Test and Mac Device Functional Compliance Test. On the basis of reference design boards, vendors are able to develop an extensive range of products.

Major Differences between Thunderbolt™ 4 and Thunderbolt™ 3 Reference Design Boards:

  1. Thunderbolt™ 3 reference design board supports a maximum of 2 Thunderbolt ports while Thunderbolt™ 4 can support up to 4 Thunderbolt ports.
  2. Thunderbolt™ 4 reference design board is fully compatible with USB4 devices while Thunderbolt™ 3 reference design board only offers USB3.X compatibility.

Because of these two advantages, the scalability and flexibility that Thunderbolt™ 4 reference design board offers are greatly improved.

Allion and Good Way Technology works together to promote Thunderbolt™ technologies. Allion has also become the first lab in the world that can provide Thunderbolt™ 4 Device Certification for Reference Design Board. With comprehensive certification testing and technical consulting, Allion fulfills various Thunderbolt™ testing needs for hosts, devices, and connectors.

Thunderbolt™ Tests & Certifications Available at Allion

If you are interested in Thunderbolt™ certification or other related testing services, please contact us at

About Good Way Technology

Good Way Technology is founded in 1983 and has been listed on Taiwan’s OTC market (Stock Symbol: 3272) since August 2014. With 30 years of expertise in PC peripheral design and manufacture, the company has a solid foundation of R&D, sales services and product development teams, each working closely to fulfill customer requirements.

In recent year, Good Way strives to expand product lines to Consumer Electronics industry, manufacturing a wide range of products such as the series of HDMI peripherals, Thunderbolt™ 3 devices and USB Type-C devices.

Thunderbolt™ is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries.

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