OIDA Market Update February 2014

Meetings & Forums Publications, 51 pages

Abstract

The OIDA Market Update brings the Annual Market Report to OIDA members and the industry in a series of bi-monthly installments. Each update features key topics in optoelectronics markets, including particular sectors or market segments, regional trends, and recent areas of focus for OIDA, and which are not available in another form in the industry today. The Market Update also features more detail on topics that are reported by OIDA elsewhere in presentations and in the OIDA newsletter. The material is presented in a user-friendly format as a set of slides with accompanying narration.

This latest installment features the following topics:

  • An update on selected segments of the optical data communications market
    • Cable TV systems: Change is coming, but CATV-specific component sales will slow in coming years, in part due to migration to Ethernet and FTTX product types.
    • 400G: Are you ready? The IEEE standards effort for 400G is already in an early stage.
    • Rack- to chip-level optical interconnects: A review of optical interconnects for racks, boards, and chips.
  • The market for lasers for machine tools. An update of the general market estimates by region, product type, and applications for lasers for machine tools. The strongest growth areas are: fiber lasers (particularly sheet metal processing), and China.
  • The use of UV light sources for water treatment. This highlights a convergence of several cool business qualities: using high-tech optics, helping the world, and in some cases, making a profit at the same time.
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