Global Silicon Photonics Market 2016-2020

Global Silicon Photonics Market 2016-2020

About Silicon Photonics

Silicon photonics is a novel technology that aims to develop silicon-based optical devices. Due to the availability of large established silicon fabrication units and the relatively low cost and high abundance of this material, there are high hopes in the semiconductor industry for this technology.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global silicon photonics market to grow at a CAGR of 48.33% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global silicon photonics market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sale of silicon photonic components for end-user applications.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
Technavio's report, Global Silicon Photonics Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Luxtera
  • Mellanox Technologies
Other prominent vendors
  • Aifotec AG
  • Aurrion
  • Avago Technologies
  • Bright Photonics BV
  • Cisco Systems
  • Finisar Corporation
  • Hamamatsu Photonics
  • Huawei
  • IBM Corporation
  • Infinera
  • Intel
  • Keopsys
  • NeoPhotonics
  • Oclaro
  • OneChip Photonics
  • Skorpios technologies
  • STMicroelectronics
Market driver
  • Huge investments through public funding
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High heat generation by components
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Photonics-electronics convergence system for inter-chip interconnects
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Silicon Photonics Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global silicon photonics market: Luxtera, and Mellanox Technologies.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aifotec AG, Aurrion, Avago Technologies, Bright Photonics BV, Cisco Systems, Finisar Corporation, Hamamatsu Photonics, Huawei, IBM Corporation, Infinera, Intel, Keopsys, NeoPhotonics, Oclaro, OneChip Photonics, Skorpios technologies, and STMicroelectronics.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Emergence of optical data centers will be a key trend for market growth. Disaggregation refers to separating computer networking, storage, and power distribution resources into modules stored in the rack. This means that each server within a rack will have its own group of resources. When the resource types are disaggregated, they can be grouped together and distributed throughout the rack, which will improve upgradability, flexibility, and reliability while lowering costs. The silicon photonics technology will help revamp connections as short as five inches and allow high-speed optical links to and from the processor. Such high-performance data centers are already in demand from technology giants like Facebook and Google. More companies will adopt this technology for their data center requirements, and this trend will see more investments during the forecast period.”

According to the report, reduction in transportation costs will be a key driver for market growth. The adoption of silicon photonics has benefited the carriers largely. This network structure has allowed them to transport to multiple clients on a single wavelength and preserve their specific requirements. The overall cost of transportation has also fallen, as they don’t need separate wavelengths for separate clients, thereby ensuring efficient bandwidth utilization.

Further, the report states that lack of standards and guidelines will be a challenge for the market. In the initial stages of implementation of silicon photonics technology, key features such as performance monitoring, mapping of client signals, isolation, and fault detection were missing. The vendors in the market use their own methods for mapping client traffic, performance monitoring, and fault detection or isolation. Single carrier networks using equipment from a single vendor did not face any issues of standardization. However, with the growth of the market, expansion and inter-connection across networks gave rise to issues related to standardization.

Companies Mentioned

Luxtera, Mellanox Technologies ,Aifotec AG, Aurrion, Avago Technologies, Bright Photonics BV, Cisco Systems, Finisar Corporation, Hamamatsu Photonics, Huawei, IBM Corporation, Infinera, Intel, Keopsys, NeoPhotonics, Oclaro, OneChip Photonics, Skorpios technologies, STMicroelectronics.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Definition
    • Source year and forecast period
    • Market reportage
    • Market size computation
    • Segmentation
      • Table Global silicon photonics market segmentation
    • Geographical coverage
      • Table List of countries in key regions
    • Vendor segmentation
      • Table Market vendors
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Currency conversion rates
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Applications and probable applications for silicon photonics
    • Components to be used in silicon photonics
      • Table Roadmap of silicon photonics products launch by companies
    • Macroeconomic factors leading to the requirement for silicon photonics
      • Table Growth of internet
      • Table Need for high-speed data transfer
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Semiconductor industry: PEST analysis
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global silicon photonics market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global silicon photonics market by application 2015
      • Table Global silicon photonics market by application 2015
    • Global silicon photonics market by application 2020
      • Table Global silicon photonics market by application 2020
    • Silicon photonics in the communication sector
      • Table Global silicon photonics market in the communication sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Silicon photonics in the consumer electronics sector
      • Table Global silicon photonics market in consumer electronics sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Silicon photonics in other sectors
      • Table Global silicon photonics market in other sectors 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global silicon photonics market by region 2015
      • Table Global silicon photonics market by geography 2015
    • Global silicon photonics market by region 2020
      • Table Global silicon photonics market by geography 2020
    • Global silicon photonics market in North America
      • Table Global silicon photonic market in North America 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global silicon photonics market in Europe
      • Table Global silicon photonics market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table List of teams in European Silicon Photonics Cluster
    • Global silicon photonics market in APAC
      • Table Global silicon photonics market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Need for higher network bandwidth
      • Table Impact of use of silicon photonics on Intel's cost and power consumption targets
    • Reduction in transportation costs and scalability beyond 40G
    • Huge investments through public funding
    • Silicon photonics will improve energy efficiency
    • Use of hybrid silicon photonics
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Lack of standards and guidelines
    • Silicon: a poor light detector
    • High heat generation by components
    • Availability of substitute technology
      • Table Applications of VCSELs
    • High cost of development
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of optical data centers
    • Photonics-electronics convergence system for inter-chip interconnects
    • Silicon photonics as surface-mounted components
    • On-chip optical memory
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Vendors
      • Table Vendors in silicon photonics market
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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