New CIR Report States that Sales of Active Optical Cables for the Data Center To Reach $1.5 billion

According to a new report from Communications Industry Researchers, sales of active optical cables (AOCs) for the data center will produce $1.5 billion in revenues by 2019.

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Charlottesville, VA, USA (June 27, 2014) — According to a new report from Communications Industry Researchers, sales of active optical cables (AOCs) for the data center will produce $1.5 billion in revenues by 2019. The report “Active Optical Cable Markets – Data Center Applications,” is part of a two-volume set. CIR has also recently published an analysis and forecast of the market for AOCs for applications in personal computing, consumer electronics and digital signage.

More details about this report can be found at: http://www.cir-inc.com/reports/active-optical-cable-markets-and-opportunities-2014-to-2024-volume-i-data-c.

About the report:

This report identifies and quantifies opportunities for selling AOCs for the data center. AOCs in this sector carry Ethernet, InfiniBand (IB), Fibre Channel and SAS. Specifically, the report provides coverage on AOCs supporting the CX4, SFP/SFP+, QSFP, CXP, CFP, CDFP, and SAS/Min-SAS MSAs. In addition, the report provides detailed nine-year forecasts of data center AOC markets, with breakouts by end-user application, interface standard, cable lengths, type of cable and wavelength. Forecasts are provided in units shipped and revenue terms.

This new CIR study also assesses the product/market strategies of the leading AOC suppliers including: 3M, 10GTEK, A3CUBE, Amphenol, Avago, Brocade, Centera Photonics, ConnPro, Eoptolink, FCI, Fiberon, Finisar, Fujikura, Gigalight, Fujitsu, Hitachi Cable, IBM, InnoLight, JDSU, Juniper Networks, Luxtera, Mellanox, Molex, Multilane, Samtec, Siemon, Sopto, Sumitomo, TE Connectivity, Volex.

From the report:

Data centers are getting bigger and are requiring much higher data-rate pipes and interconnects than ever before. Mobile broadband and video applications are flooding data centers with content and this creates a growing incentive to shift to fiber in at least part of the data center. It is becoming increasingly difficult for data center managers to avoid fiber optics and at the same time AOCs offer an excellent entry point for fiber optics to all but the most structured-cabling savvy network managers.

Chinese AOC suppliers are showing that they can compete with the best U.S., European and Japanese AOC suppliers. They are now able to supply 40 Gbps cables with ease and a few are offering 100-Gbps AOCs. A few years back CIR would have seen the whole optical engine concept as beyond the capabilities of Chinese suppliers. But today Gigalight is using optical engines as the basis for its optical data center products, and other Chinese firms are expected to follow suit.

The Chinese AOC challenge will require a strategic response from established AOC firms. This could take the form of better branding, improved supply chains or upgraded products. For example, the TE Connectivity line was upgraded in 2011 with 40-Gbps products that offered reduced power consumption and lighter-weight cables and other leading AOC firms will follow suit.

We also expect to see more activity in AOCs that use the highest-performance modules. Such AOCs are not easy to make and this presents barriers to entry into the data center markets for smaller, less able AOC firms; providing market protection for the largest suppliers. The markets for such high-end AOCs are also not inconsiderable. CFP and CDFP together are expected to generate $190 million in revenues by 2019. Indeed, we think that the proverbial “next big thing” in the AOC space will be CDFP AOCs and expect to see such products prominently displayed at the OFC, ECOC and SC trade shows in 2015. For now, the three companies to watch in this space are Finisar, Molex and TE Connectivity, all of which have already introduced CDFP AOCs.

Nonetheless, throughout the period considered in this report, the “workhorse” QSFP and CXP AOCs will be the biggest revenue earners, with combined sales of $1.3 billion in 2019. These MSAs support both the Ethernet and IB protocols that are core to any data center and at data rates that are likely to be the ones most used in data centers over the next decade. The earliest QSFP AOCs catered to the 10-Gbps market, but the QSFP AOC business is now centered around the 40-Gbps opportunity. CXP can support 100 GigE or three 40-GigE channels. At this point almost every firm offering a range of AOCs includes CXP options.

About CIR:

Communications Industry Researchers has been publishing hype-free industry analysis for the optical networking industry for almost 25 years. We have provided market coverage of Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for six years. Our annual reports on this topic are widely regarded as the most authoritative market forecast and technology assessment in the AOC space.

Visit http://www.cir-inc.com for a full listing of CIR’s reports and other services.

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NanoMarkets Announces Availability of Slides from Report, “OLED Lighting Markets-2014”

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has released slides from the recently released report, “OLED Lighting Markets-2014” that was issued in May of 2014.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (June 12, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has released slides from the recently released report, “OLED Lighting Markets-2014” that was issued in May of 2014. The report analyzes and forecasts the potential for OLED markets and continues the firm’s coverage that dates back to 2006. Details of the report, including a table of contents are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-lighting-markets-2014.

The slides can be accessed via: http://www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/chapters/OLEDLighting2014CH1.pdf.

Slides from the firm’s report on OLED materials markets is available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/chapters/ch1oledmaterials14.pdf.

About the Report:

OLED Lighting Markets 2014 (Nano-721)

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the OLED lighting market, assesses its future potential and offers detailed eight-year forecasts for the OLED lighting business including volume (units and square meters shipped) and value projections of the following market segments: designer kits and related products, office and commercial lighting, residential lighting, non-automotive outdoor lighting, automotive lighting and customized installations.

The report also includes projections of manufacturing capacity for OLED lighting panels and an assessment of which geographic regions will prove the best customers for OLED lighting.

In addition, we examine the product development and marketing strategies of the leading and influential players in the OLED lighting sector, including both large and small lighting firms and the key OLED material suppliers. Among the firms discussed in this report are Acuity Brands, Audi, BASF, Blackbody, BJB, Cheil/Novaled, Dupont Teijin, ETAP Lighting, First-O-Light, Ford, Henkel, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, Ledon, LG Chem, Lumiotec, MC Pioneer, Merck, NEC Lighting, OLEDWorks, Orbotech, Osram, Philips, Pixelligent, Samsung, Sumitomo, UDC and WAC Lighting.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in OLED lighting and materials spaces which it has been covering since 2006.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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NanoMarkets, LC
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NanoMarkets Announces Availability of Slides from New Report, “OLED Materials Markets – 2014”

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has published slides from its soon-to-be released report covering the OLED lighting materials market. The report, “OLED Materials Markets – 2014” will be released on Monday, June 16, 2014.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (June 12, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has published slides from its soon-to-be released report covering the OLED lighting materials market. The report, “OLED Materials Markets – 2014” will be released on Monday, June 16, 2014. The report is the next in an on-going series from the firm that analyzes and forecasts the potential for OLED markets that dates back to 2006. Details of the report, including a table of contents are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-materials-markets-2014.

The slides may be accessed via: http://www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/chapters/ch1oledmaterials14.pdf.

Slides from the firm’s report on OLED lighting are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/chapters/OLEDLighting2014CH1.pdf.

About the Report:

OLED Materials Markets – 2014 (Nano-723)

In this year’s annual report from NanoMarkets, in addition to NanoMarkets’ usual granular, material-by-material projections of OLED materials, we focus on analysis of how OLED materials supply chains are shaping up and what the long-term factors for marketing success for OLED materials suppliers will be. And, of course, we also discuss the latest technical developments in OLED materials and architectures.

This report contains detailed volume and revenue forecasts for materials used for OLEDs broken out by application, material type, functionality, and deposition method wherever possible. NanoMarkets has been providing industry analysis of the OLED materials market for seven years, and it is the leading supplier of analysis in the OLED lighting space.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in OLED lighting and materials spaces which it has been covering since 2006.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
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NanoMarkets Announces Preview of Upcoming Report, “Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021”

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has released a preview chapter from the soon-to-be released report, “Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021” that will be issued in June 23rd of this month.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (June 11, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has released a preview chapter from the soon-to-be released report, “Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021” that will be issued in June 23rd of this month. The report analyzes and forecasts the potential for radiation detection equipment and continues the firm’s coverage that dates back to 2011. Details of the report, including a table of contents are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/radiation-detection-markets-2014-2021.

The chapter can be accessed via: http://www.nanomarkets.net/Downloads/chapters/Nano-725Ch1.pdf.

About the Report:

Radiation Detection Markets 2014-2021 (Nano-725)

This report follows on from NanoMarkets’ successful reports on radiation detection equipment and radiation detection materials in 2013. It identifies the new opportunities that continue to emerge from the sales of equipment designed to detect ionization radiation. In many ways the medical detection equipment market is quite mature. But its customers can often be found in areas that change with shifting socioeconomic conditions. For example, a major market for radiation detection is in the nuclear power industry; a sector that rises and falls according to the energy policies of the day. Another major purchaser of radiation detection gear is healthcare, a demand that is boosted by the aging population in developed countries.

The customer base for radiation detection equipment is very broad and includes the food, pharmaceutical and mining industries, as well as the medical and nuclear power sectors mentioned above. In addition, radiation detection is used in both the military and domestic security. The bottom line is that while radiation detection may be settled technology, it continues to deliver value and evolve with changing needs.

In this report, we explore the revenue potential for radiation detection over the next eight years in three diverse market sectors: industrial and laboratory, security and medical. The report also includes eight-year (volume and value) forecasts for key sensors used in radiation detection applications, such as medical gamma cameras, RIIDS, portal monitors, PET detectors, oil exploration and scientific sensors, etc. As in NanoMarkets previous reports in this space, all demand forecasts in this report are segmented by device type and world region. In addition, this report analyzes the products and marketing strategies of the leading suppliers of radiation detection equipment in the markets covered.

NanoMarkets believes that business development executives and product management professionals, as well as investors and entrepreneurs, involved with radiation detection equipment will benefit from the comprehensive analysis or the radiation detection equipment included in this report which:

– Identifies major sectors using radiation detection systems
– Lists out opportunities for devices in traditional and un-conventional applications
– Points out technological advancements in the field of radiations and identifies detectors beneficial for developing efficient systems and devices.
– Analyzes different types of detectors, their advantages and limitations for certain applications
– Details the dynamics of the radiation based industry
– Discusses products available in the market and continual endeavors of their manufacturers
– Analyzes the geographical pattern of usage of radiation detectors in coherence with certain applications and their respective domains
– Signifies new opportunities and challenges in this sector
– Discusses the role of prominent regulations and regulatory authorities in monitoring radiation levels and exposures
– Provides forecasts of detectors in various applicative domains for the next eight years

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in radiation detection and materials spaces which it has been covering since 2011.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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New NanoMarkets Report Projects OLED Lighting Market to Hit Revenues of $1.4 billion in 2019

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has just published its latest forecasts of the OLED lighting market predicting a $1.4 billion market opportunity in 2019.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (May 15, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has just published its latest forecasts of the OLED lighting market predicting a $1.4 billion market opportunity in 2019. The report, “OLED Lighting Markets-2014” (Code Nano-721) notes that while the sector has foundered for the past few years it now appears to be worthy of some renewed optimism based on both on both improvements in OLED lighting panel performance and recent expansion of manufacturing facilities.

Details of the report, including a table of contents and downloadable slides are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-lighting-markets-2014.

A companion report titled OLED Materials Markets 2014 will be issued in early June. See http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/oled-materials-markets-2014.

Highlights:

OLEDs aren’t just for luxury lighting any more. The efficacy and luminance of OLED lighting panels are reaching levels where OLED lighting firms can claim that their products are truly energy efficient and have the brightness that make them a practical form of lighting for offices and homes. For example, LG Chem says that next year it will have 135 lm/W panels with 5,000 cd/m2 luminance.

Until recently, most of the output of the OLED lighting business was development kits for designers. However, in the next few years, revenues from kits will be rapidly overtaken by revenues from OLED luminaires, with revenues from OLED luminaires for homes reaching almost $400 million in sales by 2019 and revenues from OLED office luminaires reaching almost $380 million in the same year.

OLED capacity continues to grow. In the past three years, Osram and Philips have invested $25 million and $57 million respectively in setting up OLED production lines. Meanwhile, Konica Minolta is currently constructing an OLED mass production facility at an approximate investment of around $100 million.

By next year, worldwide capacity for OLED lighting panels is expected to be around 30 million panels. This number is expected to grow to almost 40 million by 2019. NanoMarkets believes that in the next five years there will be a major influx of low-cost (and possibly government subsidized) Chinese suppliers that will force down OLED lighting prices in a manner similar to what the solar panel industry has experienced.

About the Report:

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the OLED lighting market, assesses its future potential and offers detailed eight-year forecasts for the OLED lighting business including volume (units and square meters shipped) and value projections of the following market segments: designer kits and related products, office and commercial lighting, residential lighting, non-automotive outdoor lighting, automotive lighting and customized installations.

The report also includes projections of manufacturing capacity for OLED lighting panels and an assessment of which geographic regions will prove the best customers for OLED lighting.

In addition, we examine the product development and marketing strategies of the leading and influential players in the OLED lighting sector, including both large and small lighting firms and the key OLED material suppliers. Among the firms discussed in this report are Acuity Brands, Audi, BASF, Blackbody, BJB, Cheil/Novaled, Dupont Teijin, ETAP Lighting, First-O-Light, Ford, Henkel, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, Ledon, LG Chem, Lumiotec, MC Pioneer, Merck, NEC Lighting, OLEDWorks, Orbotech, Osram, Philips, Pixelligent, Samsung, Sumitomo, UDC and WAC Lighting.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in OLED lighting and materials spaces, which it has been covering since 2006.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
http://www.nanomarkets.net