Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast - 2013-2020. [Vol. I Board-to-Board and Rack-Based]

Jan 27, 2014, 13:46 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast - 2013-2020. [Vol. I Board-to-Board and Rack-Based]" report to their offering. 

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According to this new report the market for rack-based and board-to-board interconnection will grow from $1.1 billion this year to $2.2 billion in 2018. The market is expected to stabilize after that.

Much has happened to spur opportunities in the optical interconnect (OIC) business in the past couple of years. Demand on the data centers and local networks has accelerated as entirely new kinds of data traffic such as 3D video, big data and social networking has begun to predominate. At the same time we have seen the rise of cloud computing, a networking architecture that fundamentally changes the way that computing is done.

Some observers believe that the current generation of I/O technology isnt up to coping with this change and on its current roadmap is likely to find itself squeezed increasingly by the new kinds of traffic and new ways of doing networking. Conventional I/O technology development appears to be lagging traffic growth and to make matters worse, power consumption of traditional copper I/O is inconsistent with the goal of green computing and saving energy costs in data centers.

Key Topics Covered: 

Executive Summary
E.1 Summary of Current Market Drivers and Challenges for Optical Interconnection
E.2 Six Firms to Watch in the Optical Interconnect Space
E.3 Summary of Forecasts

Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.2 Objectives of this Report
1.3 Methodology and Information Sources for this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: Current and Future Markets for Optical Interconnects
2.1 Three Key Data Center and HPC Trends Shaping the Market for Optical Interconnection
2.2 Bandwidth, Processor Speeds and the Need for Optical Interconnects: Moore's Law and Parallelism
2.3 The Next Data Rate Surge: Coming Soon at Your Data Center
2.4 More CPUs and More Racks
2.5 How Server and HPC I/O Can Drive the Optical Interconnect Market
2.6 Equipment-Level Opportunities for Optical Interconnects
2.7 Board-Level Opportunities for Optical Interconnects
2.8 Key Points Made in the Chapter

Chapter Three: Optical Interconnect Products, MSAs and Technologies
3.1 High-Performance Copper Interconnects: End of the Road?
3.2 Products, MSAs and Standards for Optical Interconnection
3.3 The Evolution to Optical Interconnection
3.4 Optical Interconnection Products
3.5 AOCs as Optical Interconnects
3.6 Light Engines and Optical Interconnection
3.7 Enabling Technologies for Optical Interconnection
3.8 Key Points Made in the Chapter

Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of Optical Interconnection Markets
4.1 Forecasting Methodology
4.2 Alternative Scenarios
4.3 Eight-Year Forecast of Rack-based Optical Interconnection by Product Type
4.4 Forecast of Board-based Optical Interconnection by Product Type

Companies Mentioned:

  • Avago
  • BinOptics
  • Cisco
  • Corning
  • Dell
  • FCI
  • Finisar
  • Juniper and Kotura
  • Lumencor
  • Luxtera
  • Neophotonics
  • Reflex Photonics
  • Samtec

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