Components for internal optical interconnects to reach $6.9 billion by 2010

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According to a new ElectroniCast (San Mateo, CA) global market forecast, internal optical interconnect subsystems applications accounted for $81.7 million in fiber-optic component sales in 2000. The global consumption value will increase to $896 million in 2005 and $6.91 billion in 2010 (see Figure). These components will support internal optical interconnect subsystem growth from $427.6 million in 2000 to $13.8 billion in 2010.

Optical signal interconnection has been used inside electronic equipment in both enclosures and between enclosures of multi-enclosure equipment over the past decade with steadily expanding volume. "Until about 1993, this remained too small in value to be of significant interest to major component suppliers," Electroni Cast founder and chairman Jeff Montgomery says. "Strong growth in these component markets was achieved over the 1993-2000 span. Several technical and economic factors, however, have now come together to drive acceleration of growth of the internal optical interconnect components and subsystems markets." Th 0107lwmarketfig3

"Optical interconnect component value will be leveraged to a substantially higher value of optical interconnect subsystems," ElectroniCast senior analyst Saba Hailu says. The global optical interconnect subsystem consumption in 2000 was $428 million; this will increase to more than $13.8 billion in 2010.

For more information or to purchase "The Internal Optical Inter-connect Components and Subsystems Market and Technology Fore-cast," call 650-343-1398, or visit ElectroniCast's Website at www.electronicast.com.

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