In some cases devices wont receive certification at all and will never hit the open market as a result.
Which would be a shame, especially with something like Thunderbolt. It looks like Intel is doing it's best to kill all innovation on this one. -- Support Bacteria -- It's the Only Culture Some People Have
Well I think that Intel is trying to keep Thunderbolt off of non-Intel platforms which is likely why an Intel video subsystem is a requirement of the spec (for computer systems). This effectively cuts out AMD platforms and any other such platforms.