This report examines the rapidly emerging product segment that embeds optical
transceiver technologies into enclosed cables that hide the high-speed optics
behind two transceiver ends with an electrical interconnect presented to the
outside. This factor enables creating very high speed and high aggregate data
rate links at costs significantly below that of two separate connectorized
transceivers and fibers.
This report presents data on annual AOC shipments, revenues, average selling
prices for 2007-2012 and forecasts the market for 2013-2018. It analyzes
technologies, market trends, protocol transitions, data rates, MSAs for
InfiniBand, Ethernet and other protocols as well as potential applications of
AOCs in disk and SSD storage and interconnects using SAS and PCI Express AOCs.
Additional analysis is included for the emerging Video and Consumer AOC
segment using HDMI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt and USB.
The report is based on confidential sales information and detailed analysis of
publicly available data released by leading component and equipment
manufacturers along with considerable input from industry experts.
Total report length: 157 Pages Includes an Excel Database.