According to ElectroniCast's new "Planar Waveguide Circuits Global Market Forecast" the consumption of Planar Waveguide Circuits (PWCs) will grow from $173 million in 2001 to over $4.2 billion by 2011. "The goal for planar waveguide technology is smaller or dense packaging. Planar Lightwave Circuits (PLCs) are systems that include waveguides, emitters (light sources), and detectors (photo-diodes) that are placed in a plane of the circuit. Coupler technology, waveguide grating routers, and other planar products are covered in the study," ElectroniCast President Stephen Montgomery said.
ElectroniCast's "Planar Waveguide Component Global Market Forecast" provides a comprehensive listing of planar waveguide circuit types for the ten-year forecast. Circuit types include total planar waveguide circuit production, total planar waveguide circuit consumption, discrete planar waveguide circuits, Array Waveguide Gratings (AWGs), Switches, Variable Optical Attenuators (VOAs), coupler/splitters, lithium niobate modulators, "other" discrete planar waveguide circuits, and integrated multifunctional planar waveguide circuits.
Founded in 1981, ElectroniCast is a world leader in forecasting for the fiber optic, optoelectronic, and photonic industries. This includes technology forecasting, markets and applications forecasting, strategic planning, competitive analysis, and marketing/sales consultation. ElectroniCast, as a technology-based independent forecasting firm, meets the information needs of communication industry planners and related suppliers. Reduction of the risk of major investment decisions is the main benefit provided.
The Planar Waveguide Circuits Global Market Forecast is available for US $12,000.
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