OIDA Market Update May 2016

OIDA Market Update May 2016

Highlights include a review of OFC 2016 and the OSA Executive Forum, a survey of communication service providers, the market for photoacoustic imaging, and profiles of selected early-stage photonics companies, 52 pages.


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Report CoverThe 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 optics and photonics 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.

Highlights in this OIDA Market Update:

  1. Review of OFC 2016 and the OSA Executive Forum.  This is a review of selected highlights from the most important week of the year in optical communications, held in March in Anaheim, California.
  2. Survey of communication service providers.  The results of an annual survey of communication service providers, from Telecoms.com Intelligence (owned by Informa, which also owns Ovum). 
  3. Outlook for photoacoustic imaging.  A review of the market opportunities, challenges, and early players in this emerging biophotonics technology.
  4. Early-stage photonics companies.  We feature here selected companies in the photonics community with promising early-stage products ranging in maturity, location, potential market size, funding, and technology.