Global Active Optical Cables Industry

  • September 2013
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 105 pages

This report analyzes the Global Market for Active Optical Cables in US$ Million. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018.

The report profiles 53 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M Company, Amphenol Corporation, Amphenol High Speed Interconnects, Apple, Inc., Avago Technologies, Chromis Fiberoptics, Inc., Emcore Corporation, FCI SA, Fiberon Technologies, Inc., Finisar Corporation, Fujikura Ltd., Gevista Technology Co. Ltd., Gigalight Shenzhen Technology Co. Ltd., Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Molex, Inc., Reflex Photonics, Inc., Samtec, Inc., and Siemon Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. OUTLOOK II-1
Global AOC Market II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Key Growth Drivers II-2
Key Growth Constraints II-2

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-3
Fiber Optics and Cable Market - Outlook II-3
Recession and Beyond II-3
Active Optical Cables Subvert Copper Cables’ Demand II-3
Comparison between AOC and Copper Cables II-4
Applications of AOCs II-4
List of Major Applications of AOC II-4
Active Optical Cable Market to Surge II-4
Digital Signage to Race Ahead of Data Centers II-5
Active Optical Cabling Market Largely Driven by InfiniBand
Protocol II-5
Increasing Prevalence of High-Speed HDMI AOC Models II-5
Growing Prominence of AOCs in Non-Data Center Applications II-6
Rise in AOC Market Boosts VCSELs Consumption II-6
Table 1: VCSEL Consumption in AOC Production for Years
2011-2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
AOC Market Moving Towards HDMI and Consumer Electronics Segments II-7
Ethernet Protocol Market - High Potential for Growth II-7
Key Statistics II-7
Table 2: Global AOC Market by Application across All
Platforms (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Units for Personal
Computer, High Definition Television, Consumer Electronic
Devices and High Performance Computers (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 3: Global AOC Market by Application across HDMI and
DisplayPort Bus Types (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Units
for HDMI and DisplayPort (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 4: Global AOC Market by Cable Speed across HDMI and
DisplayPort Bus Types (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Units
for 20Gbps and 10Gbps (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Competitive Scenario II-8
List of Major Optical Cable Suppliers by Protocol II-9
Regulatory Arena II-9
List of Major Standards for Optical Fiber Cables II-10
List of Major Standards in the Cabling Industry II-10
List of Parameters Tested for Functional Criteria of an
Active Optical Cable assembly II-11

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-12
Definition II-12
AOC Assembly and Functioning II-12
Origin II-12
Advantages of AOC II-13
AOC Assemblies: II-13
List of Bus Interfaces or Protocols II-13

4. END-USE APPLICATION OVERVIEW II-14
Digital Signage II-14
Data Center II-14
PC Interconnect II-14
Home Theater II-15

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES II-16
Fujikura Unveils 56Gbps QSFP Active Optical Cable II-16
Hitachi Cable America Launches 100m Optical Active HDMI Assembly II-16
Hitachi Cable Introduces New HDMI Cables for Digital Signage II-16
Chromis Fiberoptics Introduces Low Cost HDMI Active Optical Cable II-17
C2G Launches HDMI Solution Based on AOC II-17
Ensphere Launches Thunderbolt AOC II-17
Hitachi Cable Rolls Out Active Optical HDMI Cables II-17
Sumitomo Electric Rolls Out Samples of Optical Thunderbolt Cable II-18
Chromis Fiberoptics Unveils Inexpensive HDMI AOC II-18
EMCORE Unveils 120 Gbps CXP AOC II-19
3M Introduces New AOC Assembly Solutions Range II-19
FCI Unveils XLerate High Speed I/O Active Optical Cable Assembly II-19
Enshpere Launches Thunderbolt Optical Cables II-20
AlpenIO Unveils New Optical Solutions II-20
Finisar Unveils Quadwire FDR AOC II-20
TE Rolls Out Second Generation PARALIGHT 10 Gbps AOC Assemblies II-21
Fujikura Introduces a New Active Optical Cable for Camera Link
System II-21
AlpenIO Unveils New LightFinity Active Optical Products Range II-22

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-23
Chromis Fiberoptics, Unive, Silicon Line and Vixar Enter into
Partnership II-23
VIA Collaborates with Universal Microelectronics, PCL
Technologies, FOCI, and OpTarget Solutions to Launch USB 3.0
Active Optical Cables II-23
Samtec Acquires AlpenIO II-23
Molex Acquires Luxtera’s AOC Business II-24
Luxtera and Amphenol Enter into Agreement for Optical
Interconnect Solutions II-24
FCI Acquires Germany’s MergeOptics II-25
Siemon and Luxtera Collaborate on Active Optical Cabling
Solutions II-25
TE Acquires Optical Products Group II-25

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-26
3M Company (US) II-26
Amphenol Corporation (US) II-26
Amphenol High Speed Interconnects (US) II-27
Apple, Inc. (US) II-27
Avago Technologies (US) II-27
Chromis Fiberoptics, Inc. (US) II-28
Emcore Corporation (US) II-28
FCI SA (France) II-29
Fiberon Technologies, Inc. (US) II-29
Finisar Corporation (US) II-30
Fujikura Ltd (Japan) II-30
Gevista Technology Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) II-31
Gigalight Shenzhen Technology Co. Ltd. (CHINA) II-31
Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (Japan) II-32
Molex, Inc. (US) II-32
Reflex Photonics, Inc. (US) II-32
Samtec, Inc. (US) II-33
Siemon Company (US) II-33
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan) II-34
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations U.S.A., Inc. (US) II-34
TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland) II-34
Universal Microelectronics Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) II-35

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-36
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe),
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 6: World 9-Year Perspective for Active Optical Cables by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest
of Europe), Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years
2010, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Active Optical Cables by Application - Digital Signage, Data
Centers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 8: World 9-Year Perspective for Active Optical Cables by
Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Digital
Signage, Data Centers and Other Markets for Years 2010, 2013
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39



III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 53 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 60)
The United States (30)
Japan (4)
Europe (6)
- France (1)
- The United Kingdom (2)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (19)
Middle East (1)

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