OIDA Market Update December 2014

OIDA Market Update December 2014


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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:

Optical Communications for data networks:
  • Highlights on the future of Ethernet technology from the Ethernet Alliance's Technology Exploration Forum (TEF) 2014, entitled "The Rate Debate." The highlights examine the possible trajectory of Ethernet speeds into the future.
  • Also, highlights from TIA's report on U.S. cloud services revenue and new data center construction.
  • And an update on 40G and 100G ports in LANs: negligible in terms of ports compared to Gigabit and 10G, but strong growth nonetheless.
LED lighting. LED lighting is now well into a phase of rapid adoption into the general lighting market. End-product prices have declined more rapidly than projected, putting pressure on profit margins for suppliers. The declines are the result of innovation, overinvestment in manufacturing capacity, and government regulations banning sales of inefficient light sources. Sales of LED manufacturing equipment surged a few years ago, but now are at a more sustainable level.

3D imaging and gesture recognition. OSA selected JDSU as the winner of the 2014 Enabled by Optics award for JDSU's contribution to 3D imaging and gesture recognition. This section is a presentation from the OIDA Annual Forum that offers a view of the future of this technology.