Silicon photonics product sales $1 billion by 2020: LightCounting

LightCounting has released a report on optical integration strategies in which it forecasts that sales of products using silicon photonics will reach $1 billion by 2020.

LightCounting has released a report on optical integration strategies in which the market research firm forecasts that sales of products using silicon photonics will reach $1 billion by 2020.

"Many in the industry have predicted that silicon photonics (SiP) will enable inexpensive, mass-produced optical connectivity, radically changing the optical components and modules industry," said Vladimir Kozlov, CEO and founder of LightCounting. "Our analysis suggests this will not happen in the next 5 years, but sales of SiP-based optical products may reach $1 billion by 2020, accounting for about 10% of the market."

The new report, "Integrated Optical Devices," reviews advances in optical integration technologies during 2010-2015 and offers a forecast for discrete and integrated products based on InP, GaAs and SiP technologies for 2016-2021. The forecast is segmented by such applications as Ethernet, WDM, active optical cables and electro-optic modules, among others. Products are sorted by data rate, reach, and form factor into more than 100 categories.

For more information on optical modules and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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