109 million VCSELs needed for AOCs by 2015

April 18, 2011
Boston, MA--Annual active optical cable (AOC) VCSEL consumption is expected to reach 109 million units by 2015 according to IGI's 2011 Active Optical Cables Market Report.

Boston, MA--Annual active optical cable (AOC) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) consumption is expected to reach 109 million units by 2015 according to the 2011 Active Optical Cables Market Report published by Information Gatekeepers Inc. (IGI). AOCs are fiber-optic communication cables with the electrical-optical and optical-electrical converter components (transceivers with transmitter and receiver) at the input and output ends, respectively.

Annual AOC revenue forecasts continue to climb, reaching levels in excess of $1 billion by 2015, for a cumulative value of over $3.6 B for the entire 2011-2015 timeframe covered in the report. AOCs are expected to ship at a level of nearly 30 million units by 2015. This growth is fueled by a series of key materials such as VCSEL light sources operating at various speeds inside each AOC.

The report includes details behind this VCSEL speed distribution and its shifting patterns over the next five years, as well as AOC breakouts by bus interface type, platform categories, application segments, cable speeds, and lane speeds. It also includes the overall revenue and AOC unit distributions, as well as coverage of PCI Express and Light Peak in AOC form.

For more information on the report, go to www.igigroup.com/st/pages/aoc.html.

SOURCE: Information Gatekeepers; www.igigroup.com

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