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  • Active Optical Cables: What you need to know about AOCs: The Hype vs. the Reality.

    This report examines the rapidly emerging product segment that embeds optical transceiver technologies into enclosed cables that hide the high-speed optics behind two transceiver ends with an electrical...

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  • Optical Communciations Market Forecast:

    The forecast report presents analysis of business and capital expenditures (CapEx) of the top 15 service providers and offers a detailed forecast for optical components ...

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  • 40G and 100G Data Center Interconnects (March 2013)

    This report analyzes the impact of growing data traffic and changing architecture of data centers on market forecast for Ethernet and Fibre Channel optical transceivers.

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  • Market Update Report (October 2013)

    The top line numbers for the optical component and module sales were almost flat in 2012-2013. However, there is a lot of action under the surface of these steady top-line numbers.

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Upcoming Events

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See LightCounting's analysts at Ethernet Technology Summit, April 29-May 1, 2014 at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.

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See LightCounting's analysts at Optinet China, May 21-22, 2014 at Presidential Plaza Hotel, Beijing.

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See LightCounting's analysts at 100GbE per Lambda for Data Center Workshop June 12-13, 2014 in San Jose, CA.

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See LightCounting's analysts at WDM Next Generation Optical Networks, Europe June 24-26, 2014, Nice Acropolis.

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See LightCounting's analysts at Lightwave Optical Innovation Suumit July 14-16, 2014 in Austin, TX.

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Past Events

LightCounting hosted a dinner and seminar at OFC on March 12th. To request a copy of the presentations, please email Renee@LightCounting.com.

 

About Light Counting

LightCounting is a market research and consulting company focused on aiding executive management decision making at system and component companies involved with high-speed communications in the Datacom, Telecom, CATV, FTTx, and consumer markets.

We provide detailed forecasts and market analysis of industry trends, technology development and market opportunities. We analyze both the supply-side and demand-side for communications interconnects. Our analysis is based on confidential sales data provided by leading component and module suppliers and offers a unique port-based view of the industry.

Our reports and service products are designed to help executives plan and run their businesses. We support decision making based on facts and data with realistic projections. Our research covers the entire supply chain including components, modules, and systems.

Our analyst team includes industry veterans with expertise in optical components, optical systems, communication semiconductors, and network design, deployment and operation.

Research Coverage Areas

Optical:

  • Transceivers, transponders, and modules
  • Serial and parallel optical transceivers
  • Active optical cables
  • Embedded board-level optics

Communications Semiconductors: 10GBase-T

Wired interconnects: CX-4 InfiniBand, Cat5/6/7 Ethernet, Direct Attach copper

Markets: Datacom, Telecom, FTTx, CATV, Consumer

Protocols:

  • Ethernet: 1G, 10G, 40G, 100G and future coverage of 400G and 1000G
  • Fibre Channel: 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G,16G, 32G and Fibre Channel-over-Ethernet (FCoE)
  • InfiniBand: SDR, DDR, QDR, FDR, EDR 2.5G-25G
  • SONET/SDH: OC-3, OC-12, OC48, OC-192, OC-768
  • WDM: CWDM, DWDM,
  • PON: BPON, GPON, EPON, Point2Point Ethernet, WD-PON
  • Wireless back haul: 1G, 3G, 6G CPRI, SONET, Ethernet
  • InfiniBand: Direct Attach, transceivers and active optical cables
  • PCI Express: Transceivers and active optical cables

Other technologies: Silicon Photonics, Wireless Back Haul, Optical Amplifiers, WSS & ROADMS

Systems: Servers & HPCs, Switches & Routers, Telecom Systems, consumer devices

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New!! Intra-System Optical Interconnects (April 2014)

This report examines the product segment that embeds optical interconnect technologies inside computer and communication systems. More information

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Market Forecast Report (January 2014)

The forecast report presents analysis of business and capital expenditures (CapEx) of the top fifteen service providers, as well as trends in the networking equipment market and business of leading equipment manufacturers....More information

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Market Update Report (October 2013)

The top line numbers for the optical component and module sales were almost flat in 2012-2013. However, there is a lot of action under the surface of these steady top-line numbers. While numerous network upgrade projects continue worldwide, . ...More information

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The Active Optical Cable Market Analysis & Forecast Report (June 2013)

This report examines the rapidly emerging product segment that embeds optical transceiver technologies into enclosed cables that hide the...More information

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State of the Industry Report: Still on the Path to Sustainable Profitability? (May 2013)

Majority of the vendors across the global communication industry continue to search for a sustainable economic model. Network operators have not yet found a solution for improving returns on increasingly ... More information

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40G and 100G Data Center Interconnects (March 2013)

This report analyzes the impact of growing data traffic and changing architecture of data centers on market forecast for Ethernet and Fibre Channel optical transceivers. It leverages extensive historical....More information

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Our Products

We offer two types of reports and databases

  1. Industry Reports
    • Forecast reports and database (updated each 6 months)
    • Market Update (updated each 6 months)
    • State-of-The-Industry report (updated annually)
  2. Focus Reports
    • Active Optical Cables
    • 10GBASE-T

Delivery: We offer reports and databases delivered electronically in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel and in Adobe PDF formats.

Pricing

Individual reports: $5,000

Report packages: 3-6 reports with a single purchase order enables a significant discount and substantial cost savings.

Continuous Information Services: This package consists of groups of reports and databases, a choice of several Focus reports and extensive access to analysts for inquires and discussions. Subscribing to the CIS also entitles you to advance forecasts and publications ahead of general release.

Licenses: Individual, Site and international corporate licenses

Contact Sales@LightCounting.com for details.

Custom Consulting Services

The LightCounting team offers custom consulting services tailored to the specific needs of each client when additional analysis beyond the numbers is required. Maybe you are contemplating launching a new product, expanding into a new geographic market, business or market segment, or planning for a new product launch... we can help.
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LightCounting in the Press

LightCounting Press Releases:

July 10, 2012 The Global Optical Communication Industry Still Holds an Upside Potential for Component Suppliers. read more »

March 5, 2012 Sales of Optical Communication Modules increased by 7% in 2011... read more »

February 28, 2012
Shipments of Active Optical Cables exceed $305,000 units in 2011... read more »

Archived Press Releases

LightCounting Analysts Quoted:

April 2, 2014 Industry in a Flurry of Mid-Reach MSA Announcements

November 22, 2013 Reporting the Optical Component and Module Industry

March 12, 2013 KAIAM Corporation Demonstrates 40km, 40 Gb/s QSFP+ Transceiver with Integrated Optical Engines at OFC/NFOEC 2013

March 13, 2013 Avago Technologies Announces World’s First 100G CFP2 SR10 Optical Transceiver

March 12, 2013 Applied Micro tallies 100G Coherent Design Wins for S28032 Mux Chip

December 31, 2012 Cortina's New 15G CDR and Backplane PHY Leads Industry in Performance, Density... read more »

Analyst wraps up OFC/NFOEC 2013 show floor buzz

Optical Transceiver Market to Grow 50% by 2017

Prospects for 40G and 100G in the data center improve

Cortina Announces Worlds Smallest 10G Octal EDC PHY

Gazettabyte 60 Second Interview with Vladimir Kozlov

Luxtera Ships One-Millionth Silicon CMOS Photonics Enabled 10Gbit Channel

Silicon Photonics Innovator Kotura Unveils Low-Power 100 Gb/s Optical Engine

Ethernet Alliance Confirms Officers for 2012 Term

China Optoelectronics Magazine Article (Chinese)