Global Silicon Photonics Market (2010 - 2015)

13 Apr 2011 • by Natalie Aster

Wilmington – The silicon-photonics market can be divided into major products like silicon photonic waveguides, silicon optical modulators, silicon optical interconnects silicon LED and silicon photo detectors. All these important products along with their sub-segments have been covered in detail in the report “Global Silicon Photonics Market (2010 - 2015)” by MarketsandMarkets.

In the present scenario (2010), the overall silicon photonics market is in the introductory stage. Companies such as Intel (U.S.), IBM (U.S.) and others are carrying out considerable research activities to come out with new products such as optical interconnects, and modulators based on silicon photonics technology. Companies such as Kotura (U.S.), Luxtera (U.S.), IBM (U.S.), Lightwire (U.S.), Intel (U.S.), and HP (U.S.) are some of the main contributors for the development of this market.

Wavelength Division Multiplexer (WDM) filters is used to combine the different optical signals into single signal that can be transmitted through a channel. The silicon photonics based WDM filters has gained ground as they reduce or remove the unwanted noise signal via trim filters. The advantages of silicon photonics based WDM filters have helped them to gain ground in optical communication market.

The silicon photonics photo-detector is the second most revenue generator product of silicon photonics market. The silicon photonics based photo detectors can provide gain-bandwidth up-to 340GHz; that means detection of signals at a higher speed and lower power levels.

The silicon photonics optical modulators were introduced in the market in 2008 and are designed to be used in optical communication networks. The recent advancements such as launch of new silicon laser modulator by Intel (U.S.) which is capable of encoding the optical data at a speed of 40Gbps has driven the market significantly.

Both silicon photonics waveguides and silicon photonics optical interconnects are in the introductory stage of industry life cycle. Both the markets are seeing major R&D by companies such as Kotura (U.S.), Luxtera (U.S.), IBM (U.S.), and Intel (U.S.)

Report Details:

Global Silicon Photonics Market (2010 - 2015)
Published: March 2011
Pages: 174
Price: USD 4,650.00

In 2015, most of the silicon photonics products are expected to attain full integration and commercialization and grow at a high rate. Among the products, wavelength division multiplex filters are expected to have relatively high market share and high growth rate. This is mainly due to their early commercialization and deployment in optical communication. Modulators are expected to have a relatively higher market share and growth rate after multiplex filters, as optical modulators form a part in the building block of complete optical circuit and are essential components for integration with telecommunications networks.

Silicon photonics photo detector, interconnect and waveguide have relatively low market share and low growth rate as compared to other products. These three products are expected to be on the verge of moving towards high market share because of their extensive demand in the manufacturing of silicon photonic devices. Silicon photonic LEDs are expected to have very small market size in 2015, but are expected to have the highest growth rate due to their usability in on-chip circuits and displays.

More information can be found in the report “Global Silicon Photonics Market (2010 - 2015)” by MarketsandMarkets.

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