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Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) Transceiver Global Market Forecast & Analysis 2007-2012

August 1st, 2008
According to ElectroniCast, VCSEL transceivers reached $376 million in 2007; and forecasted to reach $1.1 billion in 2012.

Upper Lake, CA (USA) - July 30, 2008 -- ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market & technology forecast consultancy addressing the fiber optics communications industry, today announced the release of a new market forecast and analysis of the global market consumption and technology trends of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) Optical Communication Transceivers.

According to ElectroniCast, the worldwide consumption value of VCSEL based transceivers reached $376 million in 2007; and forecasted to increase at a 24.5 percent average annual growth rate to $1.1 billion in 2012. VCSEL technology emits light vertically through the surface of a wafer-rather than through its edges, as with edge-emitting Fabry-Perot (FP) and distributed feedback (DFB) lasers.

"Strong growth in VCSEL transceiver use is occurring in < 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 1-2 Gbps Fibre Channel, this transceiver grouping is forecasted to show triple (3x) growth by 2012. The increase production of VCSEL transceivers is fueling development of 10 gigabit VCSELs, multi-wavelength CWDM VCSEL transceivers, long wavelength singlemode VCSELs and opening new opportunities for these standards-based applications," said Stephen Montgomery, president of ElectroniCast Consultants - APAC.

Very Short Reach (SONET VSR) module based on VCSEL transceivers are forecasted for a strong increase in value, while the growth of 10 Gigabit Ethernet from 2007-2012 fuels the Ethernet category even higher in 2012. "Use of VCSEL transceivers in Military/Aerospace applications continue to show strong growth; however, the near-term VCSEL transceiver growth leader will be Intra-System links, such as - telecom serial links, optical array interconnect / optical backplanes, and Infiniband," Montgomery said.

VCSEL Transceiver Global Consumption Forecast
(Value Basis, $ Million)

Source: ElectroniCast Consultants

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