Strategy Analytics Forecasts Continued Expansion for Fibre-optics Market Despite Slowdown

Fibre-optic analog IC market to grow at a CAAGR of 34%



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Strategy Analytics, Inc.

    BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ --According to a study released by Strategy
 Analytics, Inc, GaAs technology will become the predominant technology in the
 fibre-optic analog ICs market which will grow from $350m in 1999 to $1,621m in
 2004, a CAAGR (compound annual average growth rate) of 34%. The explosion in
 the demand for increased bandwidth is shifting the focus to the 10Gbps market.
     These findings are presented in a study entitled "Fibre-optic Analog ICs
 Market" and published by Strategy Analytics within its continuous information
 service, GaAs and High Speed Circuits Service.
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     "While the current economic malaise has resulted in GaAs companies
 revising projected earnings, the fibre-optics market for analog ICs will
 provide a growth market for the GaAs industry" observed Asif Anwar, an analyst
 with the firm's GaAs and High Speed Circuits strategic advisory service. "The
 10Gbps market will become the largest market and will be dominated by GaAs
 technology.  However, GaAs companies will have to significantly reduce ASPs in
 the near future if they are to remain competitive in the face of an onslaught
 from SiGe".
     The report explores the relationships between increased demand for
 bandwidth and technology uptake predicting that the move towards 10Gbps and
 beyond, and a shift towards a datacentric focus, will result in a shift away
 from bare dies to modules. Furthermore, there will be increased integration of
 TIAs with the photodetector diodes in small form factor modules for use in
 emerging GiGAbit Ethernet and fibre channel datacom markets. Moving forward,
 the 40Gbps market is expected to become the second largest market for fibre-
 optic systems by 2004 and will be dominated by InP.
 
     Company Background:
     Strategy Analytics, formerly BIS Strategic Decisions, provides information
 and insights which help competitors develop strategies in consumer electronics
 and media, wireless  communications, e-commerce, automotive electronics,
 telematics and enabling technology business. Working on a global basis,
 Strategy Analytics delivers planning support in published and consulting
 formats to meet the decision support needs of clients in North America,
 Europe, Japan and the Far East.
 
      Contacts:
      Asif Anwar, tel: +44 1582 405678, fax: +44 1582 454828.
      Email: aanwar@strategyanalytics.com
      Website: http://www.strategyanalytics.com
 
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    BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ --According to a study released by Strategy
 Analytics, Inc, GaAs technology will become the predominant technology in the
 fibre-optic analog ICs market which will grow from $350m in 1999 to $1,621m in
 2004, a CAAGR (compound annual average growth rate) of 34%. The explosion in
 the demand for increased bandwidth is shifting the focus to the 10Gbps market.
     These findings are presented in a study entitled "Fibre-optic Analog ICs
 Market" and published by Strategy Analytics within its continuous information
 service, GaAs and High Speed Circuits Service.
     ( Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010116/NETU021LOGO )
     "While the current economic malaise has resulted in GaAs companies
 revising projected earnings, the fibre-optics market for analog ICs will
 provide a growth market for the GaAs industry" observed Asif Anwar, an analyst
 with the firm's GaAs and High Speed Circuits strategic advisory service. "The
 10Gbps market will become the largest market and will be dominated by GaAs
 technology.  However, GaAs companies will have to significantly reduce ASPs in
 the near future if they are to remain competitive in the face of an onslaught
 from SiGe".
     The report explores the relationships between increased demand for
 bandwidth and technology uptake predicting that the move towards 10Gbps and
 beyond, and a shift towards a datacentric focus, will result in a shift away
 from bare dies to modules. Furthermore, there will be increased integration of
 TIAs with the photodetector diodes in small form factor modules for use in
 emerging GiGAbit Ethernet and fibre channel datacom markets. Moving forward,
 the 40Gbps market is expected to become the second largest market for fibre-
 optic systems by 2004 and will be dominated by InP.
 
     Company Background:
     Strategy Analytics, formerly BIS Strategic Decisions, provides information
 and insights which help competitors develop strategies in consumer electronics
 and media, wireless  communications, e-commerce, automotive electronics,
 telematics and enabling technology business. Working on a global basis,
 Strategy Analytics delivers planning support in published and consulting
 formats to meet the decision support needs of clients in North America,
 Europe, Japan and the Far East.
 
      Contacts:
      Asif Anwar, tel: +44 1582 405678, fax: +44 1582 454828.
      Email: aanwar@strategyanalytics.com
      Website: http://www.strategyanalytics.com
 
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