Silicon Photonics Market by Product Global Trends and Forecasts to 2014 – 2020


Silicon Photonics Market by Product (Photonic Wavelength, Optical Modulators, Optical Interconnects, WDMF, LED, and Others), Application (Telecommunication, Data Communication, and Others) and by Geography – Global Trends and Forecasts to 2014 – 2020

Silicon photonics is an emerging technology, which focuses on the ultimate goal of providing the microelectronics world with the ultra-large-scale integration of components at a low cost and without any significant changes in their performance. This can be achieved by producing the all-silicon based components and products. Hence, silicon photonics has become an interesting preposition across the globe as it focuses on high speed transmission, low cost, and high integration of various products together such as optical waveguides, modulators, and photo-detectors.

Based on the product, the silicon photonics market is segmented into silicon photonic waveguides, silicon optical modulators, silicon optical interconnects, wavelength division multiplexer filters, silicon led, silicon photo-detectors, and others. The wavelength division multiplexer filters occupy the highest share in this market in 2014; however, the silicon optical modulators are expected to grow by 2020.

The report provides the profiles of all the major companies in the silicon photonics market. It also provides the competitive landscape of the key players, which indicates the growth strategy of the silicon photonics market in the industry. The report also covers the entire value chain for the market, right from the research and product development to the end-user. Along with the value chain, this report provides an in-depth view on the products, applications, and geographic analysis of this market. The silicon photonics market is expected to grow to $497.53 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 27.74% from 2014 to 2020.

The report also provides market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the silicon photonics market. Apart from the market segmentation, the report also includes the critical market data and qualitative information with regard to silicon photonics, along with the qualitative analysis, such as the Porter’s five force analysis, value chain analysis, and the market breakdown analysis.

The major companies involved in this market are Intel Corporation (U.S.), Hamamatsu Photonics, K.K (Japan), Finisar Corporation (U.S.), IBM Corp. (U.S.), Luxtera, Inc. (California), ST Microelectronics (Switzerland), 3s Photonics (France), Oclaro Inc. (U.S.), Mellanox technologies (U.S.), and Infinera Inc. (U.S.).

Silicon photonics is perceived as a long-term strategic solution for the high speed data transfer, using optical rays in order to transfer data between different computer chips and peripherals. It offers various products including silicon photonics waveguides, silicon optical modulators, silicon optical interconnects, wavelength division multiplexer filters, silicon LED, and silicon photo- detectors. It focuses on the data integration and cost reduction occurred by various components together, and presents it in a small factor form. The silicon photonics wavelength division multiplexer filter products are expected to be used extensively in the coming future, as these devices are one of the major components used in the ever growing telecommunication and data communication application sectors. These products will be followed by the silicon modulators and interconnects due to their potential use in the long haul optical networks.

In the market for silicon photonics applications, telecommunication held the largest share in 2013; however, the data communication application is expected to grow in the future due to its potential to satisfy the need for high performance computing and higher data transfer rates required by the data communication application. The telecommunication and data communication applications are expected to be high in the coming seven years. Americas is the leader in the silicon photonics market by geography, while the APAC region is expected to grow by 2020.

This report describes the market trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the silicon photonics market; and forecasts of this market from 2014 to 2020 on the basis of the product, application, and geography. This report covers geographies such as Americas, Europe, APAC, and RoW (Rest of the World).


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