VCSEL transceiver market slips 34% to USD290m

The vertical cavity surface emitting laser-based transceiver market grew from USD245m in 1999 to USD388m by 2000, but in 2001 the market dipped to USD290m.

The figures come from California-based ElectroniCast's new VCSEL market study. However, the market has begun to show some signs of recovery and will slowly begin expanding, starting in 2003, the analyst predicts.

Long-wavelength VCSELs operating at 1300 and 1550nm are in the pre-production phase. "Early production deployments are expected by 2003, when the new VCSELs are proven reliable. New transceiver designs will make use of these components," said ElectroniCast senior analyst Saba Hailu.

The VCSEL Transceiver Global Market & Technology Forecast is available for USD12,000. Contact thosking@electronicast.com

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