World Active Optical Cables Industry

  • January 2015
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 177 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Active Optical Cables in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 56 companies including many key and niche players such as -

3M Company
Amphenol Corporation
Apple, Inc.
Avago Technologies
Chromis Fiberoptics, Inc.

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 - A Prelude II-1
Key Growth Drivers in a Nutshell II-1
Data Centers to Lead Demand II-2
Opportunities Beyond Data Centers II-2

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW and TRENDS II-4
Active Optical Cables - An Introduction II-4
Advantages of Active Optical Cables II-4
Applications of AOCs II-4
List of Major Applications of AOC II-5
Active Optical Cable Market to Surge II-5
AOCs Subvert Copper Cables’ Demand II-5
Comparison between AOC and Copper Cables II-6
Need for Higher Data Speeds: A Key Growth Driver II-6
AOC Market Largely Driven by InfiniBand Protocol II-6
Growing Prominence of AOCs in Non-Data Center Applications II-6
Demand from Digital Signage to Surge II-7
AOC Market Moving Towards HDMI and Consumer Electronics Segments II-7
100 Gbps AOCs and Beyond - Gaining Ground II-7
QSFP or CXP - Where Do the Opportunities Lie II-8
Increasing Demand for Ultrabend Fiber and Cable and AOCs II-8
Increasing Prevalence of High-Speed HDMI AOC Models II-9
Rise in AOC Market Boosts VCSELs Consumption II-9
Table 1: VCSEL Consumption in AOC Production for Years
2011-2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Ethernet Protocol Market - High Potential for Growth II-9
Telecom Sector Shifts towards High Capacity and Faster Optical
Networks II-10
A Peek into the Explosive Growth of Global IP Traffic II-10
Table 2: Worldwide Active Broadband (Fixed and Mobile) Per 100
People (2013): Breakdown by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 3: Global Consumer Internet Traffic (2009 - 2014)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 4: Worldwide Internet Usage (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Users by Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 5: Global Penetration of Broadband Services by
Geographic Region (2013): Fixed and Mobile Broadband
Subscriptions as % of Regional Population (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Rising Significance of Mobile Devices in Internet Traffic - A
Growing Opportunity II-13
Table 6: Worldwide Smartphone Penetration Rate by Geographic
Region (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 7: Global Market for Smartphones (2013E and 2017):
Breakdown of Sales (in Million Units) by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Key Statistics II-15
Table 8: Global AOC Market by Application across HDMI and
DisplayPort Bus Types (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Units
for HDMI and DisplayPort (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 9: Global AOC Market by Cable Speed across HDMI and
DisplayPort Bus Types (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Units
for 20Gbps and 10Gbps (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Competitive Scenario II-15
List of Major Optical Cable Suppliers by Protocol II-16
Growing Competition from the Chinese Manufacturers II-16
Regulatory Arena II-17
List of Major Standards for Optical Fiber Cables II-17
List of Major Standards in the Cabling Industry II-17
List of Parameters Tested for Functional Criteria of an
Active Optical Cable assembly II-18

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-19
Definition II-19
AOC Assembly and Functioning II-19
Origin II-19
Advantages of AOC II-20
AOC Assemblies: II-20
List of Bus Interfaces or Protocols II-20

4. END-USE APPLICATION OVERVIEW II-21
Digital Signage II-21
Data Center II-21
PC Interconnect II-21
Home Theater II-22

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES II-23
A3CUBE Launches RONNIE 2S NIC for High Speed AOC Applications II-23
Fujitsu Unveils QSFP28 Active Optical Cable II-23
TE Connectivity Introduces Coolbit Optical Engine System II-23
Amphenol Corporation Launches 3M’s AOC Assemblies Online II-23
FCI Unveils Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cables II-23
Molex Launches iPass High-Density AOCs II-23
Fiberstore Launches 120G CXP AOC II-23
Fujikura Unveils 56Gbps QSFP Active Optical Cable II-24
Hitachi Cable America Launches 100m Optical Active HDMI Assembly II-24
Hitachi Cable Introduces New HDMI Cables for Digital Signage II-24
Chromis Fiberoptics Introduces Low Cost HDMI Active Optical Cable II-24
C2G Launches HDMI Solution Based on AOC II-24
Ensphere Launches Thunderbolt AOC II-24
Sumitomo Electric Rolls Out Samples of Optical Thunderbolt Cable II-24
EMCORE Unveils 120 Gbps CXP AOC II-25
3M Introduces New AOC Assembly Solutions Range II-25
FCI Unveils XLerate High Speed I/O Active Optical Cable Assembly II-25

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-26
Cypress Semiconductor Enters into Collaboration with EverPro II-26
Chromis Fiberoptics, Unive, Silicon Line and Vixar Enter into
Partnership II-26
VIA Collaborates with Various Companies to Launch USB 3.0 AOCs II-26

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-27
3M Company (US) II-27
Amphenol Corporation (US) II-27
Amphenol High Speed Interconnects (US) II-28
Apple, Inc. (US) II-28
Avago Technologies (US) II-29
Chromis Fiberoptics, Inc. (US) II-29
Emcore Corporation (US) II-29
FCI SA (France) II-30
Fiberon Technologies, Inc. (US) II-30
Finisar Corporation (US) II-31
Fujikura Ltd. (Japan) II-32
Gevista Technology Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) II-32
Gigalight Shenzhen Technology Co. Ltd. (China) II-32
Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (Japan) II-33
Molex, Inc. (US) II-33
Reflex Photonics, Inc. (US) II-34
Samtec, Inc. (US) II-34
Siemon Company (US) II-35
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan) II-35
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations U.S.A., Inc. (US) II-35
TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland) II-36
Universal Microelectronics Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) II-36

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-37
Table 10: World Current and Future Analysis for Active Optical
Cables by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 11: World Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Active Optical Cables
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2010, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 13: World 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$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 14: World Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables
by Application - Digital Signage, Data Centers and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for Active Optical Cables
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Digital Signage, Data Centers and Other Markets for Years
2010, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Quintessential Market Drivers III-1
Focus on Rural Broadband Networks III-1
Greater Need for Mobility of Media III-1
Personalization of Time III-1
Multimedia and Internet Drive Data Usage III-1
Product Launches III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Select Players III-4
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 16: US Current and Future Analysis for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 17: US Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables
Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

2. CANADA III-13
Market Analysis III-13
Table 18: Canadian Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 19: Canadian Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

3. JAPAN III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Outlook III-15
Product Launches III-15
Select Players III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 20: Japanese Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 21: Japanese Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

4. EUROPE III-19
Market Analysis III-19
Table 22: European Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables by Geographic Region/ Country - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 23: European Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 24: European 11-Year Perspective for Active Optical
Cables by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2010, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4a. FRANCE III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
FCI SA - A Key Player III-23
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 25: French Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 26: French Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

4b. GERMANY III-26
Market Analysis III-26
Table 27: German Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 28: German Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

4c. ITALY III-28
Market Analysis III-28
Table 29: Italian Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 30: Italian Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-30
Market Analysis III-30
Table 31: UK Current and Future Analysis for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 32: UK Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables
Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

4e. SPAIN III-32
Market Analysis III-32
Table 33: Spanish Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 34: Spanish Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

4f. RUSSIA III-34
Market Analysis III-34
Table 35: Russian Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 36: Russian Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Outlook III-36
Product Launch III-36
Key Player III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 37: Rest of Europe Current and Future Analysis for
Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 38: Rest of Europe Recent Past Review for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-39
Market Analysis III-39
Table 39: Asia-Pacific Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables by Geographic Region/Country - China and Rest
of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 40: Asia-Pacific Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables by Geographic Region/ Country - China and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 41: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Active
Optical Cables by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2010, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

5a. CHINA III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Outlook III-42
Product Launch III-42
Gigalight Shenzhen Technology Co. Ltd. - A Significant Player III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 42: Chinese Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 43: Chinese Recent Past Review for Active Optical
Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Outlook III-45
Indian Active Optical Cables Market on Expansion Mode III-45
Product Launch III-46
Strategic Corporate Development III-46
Key Players III-46
B.Market Analytics III-48
Table 44: Rest of Asia-Pacific Current and Future Analysis for
Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 45: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past Review for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

6. REST OF WORLD III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Outlook III-50
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 46: Rest of World Current and Future Analysis for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 47: Rest of World Recent Past Review for Active
Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 56 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 64)

The United States (28)
Canada (1)
Japan (5)
Europe (7)
- France (1)
- Germany (1)
- The United Kingdom (2)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (22)
Middle East (1)

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