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February 2024 (April update) PAM4 and Coherent DSPs

February 2024

Report Abstract

This report analyses the market for semiconductor IC chipsets used in optical transceivers and related products. The chipsets include laser drivers, CDRs, TIAs and in some cases FEC, PAM4 and coherent DSP ICs. Demand for 400/800GbE connectivity inside mega datacenters and 400/800G DWDM optics on the outside boosted sales of PAM4 and coherent DSP chips in 2019-2023 and this market segment will continue to grow.

The report analyses the global market for IC chipsets by application, breaking the market down into CWDM/DWDM, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FTTx, Wireless Fronthaul, AOC, AEC and EOM segments. PAM4 chips used as on-board re-timers are included in the Ethernet category. It also includes a database with historical data for 2021-2023 and a 2024-2029 forecast for shipments, average selling prices and sales revenue from IC chip sets sorted by type of transceivers or other modules where these are used. It also includes profiles of the leading suppliers of high-speed optical interface ICs and numerous Chinese IC companies, targeting this market.

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Vladimir Kozlov

About the Author

Vladimir Kozlov, Founder and CEO

Vladimir Kozlov is the founder and CEO of LIGHTCOUNTING, an optical communications market research company.

LightCounting was established in 2004 with an objective of providing in-depth coverage of market and technologies for high speed optoelectronic interfaces employed in communications. By now, the company employs a team of industry experts and offers comprehensive coverage of optical communications supply chain.

Dr. Kozlov has more than 20 years of experience in optoelectronics, optical communications and market research. Dr. Kozlov held market analyst, product development and research staff positions at RHK Inc., Lucent Technologies and Princeton University.

Dr. Kozlov holds several US patents and has numerous publications in the area of optoelectronics. He received M. Sc. at Moscow State University in Russia and Ph. D in Physics at Brown University in the United States.

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