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Switch Fabric Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

  • ID: 42706
  • Report
  • January 2004
  • Region: Global
  • 280 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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Key Topics in this report include:

-Switch fabric market shares
-Switch fabric market forecasts
-Switch fabric market driving forces
-Market-driven organizations
-Carrier requirements
-Technology challenges
-Integrated multimedia services
-Switch fabric switching architecture
-Topologies for backplane architecture
-Voice and data services market
-Reduced complexity
-Point of presence
-Switch fabric market conditions
-Redundancy
-Telecommunications in the contest of the global economy
-Ethernet ic market forecasts

Demand for Internet services, need for improved copper line conditions, need to extend reach of copper lines, and increases in network traffic are major switch fabric market driving forces. Switch fabric, crosspoint switch, and backplane transceiver markets impact the entire network architecture for communications. These markets are looked as one entity because they address the same issue, how to move packets across the backplane. Two significant market shifts are occurring. The old circuit switch architecture depended on one clock in Denver to create simultaneity for all the logic in all the proprietary circuit switch hardware.

With the Internet cloud architecture, the one clock is gone and all the switches that move packets have different clocks. The shift in architecture puts more stress on the components that create switching capability in the network. These units have to operate at higher speeds and with more flexibility to handle the traffic that is being generated by the Internet. Combined voice, video, and data traffic is moving across the same switches at the same time, creating demand for new types of switch IC.

The transfer of information from the line card or motherboard to the backplane is moving from a parallel to serial architecture. This in turn gives rise to demand for ne w types of IC. Blade servers are replacing to old circuit switches and the proprietary PBX hardware. Clustered blade servers with carrier grade Linux operating systems create computer industry hardware that can be used with proprietary software. Switch fabric, crosspoint switch, and backplane transceiver markets at $101.2 million in 2003 are expected to reach $579.6 million by 2009. Market growth is expected to be spurred by demand for storage and video capable networks. Higher speeds complement existing infrastructure. Gigabit Ethernet IC markets will drive demand for high-speed communications. Asynchronous IC communications capability provided by crosspoint switches permits design flexibility. Different protocols are supported. Switch fabric markets in dollars at $50.7 million in 2003 are expected to reach $235.6 million by 2009.

Companies Profiled in this report.

-Market Leaders
Worldwide Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Tranceiver
Applied MicroCircuit Corporation(AMCC)/IBM Vitesse
Agere MIndspeed
Switch Fabric
Applied MicroCircuit Corporation(AMCC)/IBM Agere
Vitesse

-Other Market Participants
Mindspeed Fairchild Semiconductor
Accelerant Technologies Infineon Technologies
Aeluros Intel
Broadcom Marvel Technology
Conexant Systems Maxim Integrated Products
Dune Networks National Semiconductor
Erlang Technology ON Semiconductor
Exar Teradyne
TriQuint Semiconductor Analog Devices

Report Methodology.
Each of our Project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Installed base analysis and unit analysis is based on interviews and An information search. market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, opinion leaders, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and industry leaders in the market segment.

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Table of Contents
SWITCH FABRIC EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SWITCH FABRIC EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Switch Fabric Market Driving Forces
Synchronous Switch Fabrics
Switch Fabrics Receive Data From A Line Card
Switch Fabric Market Shares
Switch Fabric Markets

SWITCH FABRIC MARKET DYNAMICS AND MARKET DESCRIPTION
1. SWITCH FABRIC MARKET DYNAMICS AND MARKET DESCRIPTION
1.1 Switch Fabric Market Conditions
1.1.1 Broadband Connectivity In The Access Network
1.1.2 Substantial Restructuring Efforts
1.2 Market-Driven Organizations
1.2.1 Key Business Drivers
1.3 Telecommunications in the Context of the Global Economy
1.3.1 Economic Market Situation
1.3.2 Telecommunications Market Situation
1.3.3 Telecom Markets
1.3.4 Telecommunications Industry Shifts
1.4 Point Of Presence
1.5 Carrier Requirements
1.5.1 Business Challenges
1.5.2 Excess Capacity
1.5.3 Reducing Operating Expenditures
1.6 Technology Challenges
1.6.1 Ethernet in the First Mile
1.6.2 Evolution of the First / Last Mile
1.7 Combined Voice And Data
1.8 Reduced Complexity
1.8.1 Broadband Implementation By Incumbent Service Providers
1.9 Integrated Multimedia Services
1.9.1 Integrated Video Services
1.9.2 10 Gigabit Ethernet Applications
1.10 Switch Fabric Switching Architecture
1.10.1 Multi-Service Chip Shrinks Equipment From Size Of Refrigerator To Size Of Pizza Box
1.10.2 Switch Fabric Chips OEM Market Thrust
1.10.3 Switch Fabric Building Blocks In Telecommunication Systems
1.10.4 Packet Switch Chips
1.10.5 A Typical Switch
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WITCH FABRIC MARKET SHARES AND MARKET FORECASTS
2. SWITCH FABRIC MARKET SHARES AND MARKET FORECAST
2.1 Switch Fabric Market Driving Forces
2.1.1 Synchronous Switch Fabrics
2.1.2 Switch Fabrics Receive Data From A Line Card
2.1.3 PHY Chips
2.2 Switch Fabric Market Shares
2.2.1 Worldwide Switch Fabric Market Shares, Dollars, 2003
2.2.2 Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Market Shares,
2.3 Switch Fabric Markets
2.4 Worldwide Switch Fabric, Crosspoint Switch, and Backplane Transceiver Market Forecasts
2.4.1 Regional Market Analysis Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver
2.4.2 Crosspoint Switch Market Forecast Growth Depends on Economy
2.4.3 Emerging Growth Opportunities
2.5 Voice And Data Services Market
2.6 Ethernet IC Market Forecasts
2.6.1 Ethernet Chips
2.7 Internet
2.7.1 Improve Capital Efficiency
2.7.2 Reliance on IP

SWITCH FABRIC PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
3. SWITCH FABRIC PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
3.1 Switch Fabrics
3.1.1 Enterprise Systems
3.1.2 Carrier Systems
3.2 Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC)
3.2.1 Applied Micro Circuit Corporation (AMCC) / IBM
3.2.2 Applied Micro Circuit Corporation (AMCC) PowerPRS 16g/C192
3.3 Agere Systems
3.3.1 Agere Systems Switching Chip
3.3.2 Agere Low Cost Switching Fabric
3.3.3 Agere LSP2916 16-Channel, High-Voltage Driver
3.3.4 Processing, Aggregation and Switching Devices
3.4 Vitesse Switch Fabric Technology
3.4.1 Vitesse’s London™ Family of Gigabit Switch ICs
3.4.2 Vitesse Semiconductor Gigabit Ethernet Switches, Elstree™ (8-port) and Stansted™
3.4.3 Vitesse Elstree and Stansted Features and Pricing
3.4.4 Vitesse Semiconductor TimeStream family, the VSC9195
3.4.5 Vitesse TeraStream
3.4.6 TeraStream Efficient Bandwidth Utilization
3.4.7 Vitesse TeraStream ® Chip Set (VSC871 & VSC881) 160 Gb/s Intelligent Switch Fabric
3.4.8 Vitesse Semiconductor TeraStream chipset
3.4.9 Vitesse GigaStream ® Chip Set (VSC872 & VSC882) 80 Gb/s Intelligent Switch Fabric Applications
3.4.10 Vitesse GigaStream High Availability
3.4.11 Vitesse Semiconductor Enterp rise Ethernet-Switching
3.4.12 Vitesse Integrated Layer 3 GbE Switch / Router ICs
3.5 Broadcom
3.5.1 Broadcom BCM83xx chipset
3.5.2 Broadcom ROBOswitch
3.5.3 Broadcom StrataSwitch® II Products
3.5.4 Broadcom Integrated Carrier-Class Switch Fabric Chipset
3.6 Dune Networks
3.7 Erlang Technology
3.8 Internet Machines
3.9 PetaSwitch Solutions
3.10 Sandburst
3.11 Tau Networks
3.11.1 Tau Switch Fabric
3.12 TeraChip
3.13 TeraCross
3.14 Zagros Networks
3.15 ZettaCom
3.16 Marvel Semiconductor Enterprise Ethernet-Switching
3.16.1 Prestera Switching Architecture
3.16.2 Marvel GalNet®-2
3.16.3 Marvel GalNet®-3
3.16.4 Marvell® 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
3.17 Link Street Switches
3.17.1 Link StreetTM SOHO Multi-Port Integrated Switches
3.18 Velio Storage Fabric
3.19 Tyco Electronics
3.20 ZSF Terabit Switch Fabric
3.20.1 ZSF TQ8004
3.21 Triquint Semiconductor
3.21.1 Triquint Semiconductor High-Performance pHEMT Process
3.21.2 TriQuint TQ8004

SWITCH FABRIC TECHNOLOGY
4. SWITCH FABRIC TECHNOLOGY
4.1 Topologies For Backplane Architecture
4.1.1 Primary Traffic Patterns In A Backplane Environment
4.1.2 Multi-Point Architecture And Point-To-Point Architectures
4.1.3 Point-To-Point Switched Backplane
4.1.4 Star Topology
4.1.5 Out-Of-Band And In -Band Switch Control
4.1.6 Mesh Backplane
4.1.7 Point-To-Point
4.1.8 Multi-Point Backplane
4.1.9 Switching From Multi-Point Architecture
4.2 Switch Architectures
4.2.1 Ideal Switch
4.2.2 Switch With Virtual Output Queues On The Ingress Side
4.2.3 Switch With Shared Memory in Switch Fabric
4.2.4 Buffered Crossbar Switch Architecture
4.3 Development of 10 Gbit/s Ethernet
4.3.1 Cisco Control Plane Operations
4.3.2 Cisco 10 GigE
4.3.3 Cisco Two-Port 10-Gbit/s Solutions
4.3.4 Cisco Metro Ethernet Services
4.3.5 Mitel Analog Switch Matrix Functional Description
4.3.6 Address Decode
4.3.7 Foundry Networks
4.3.8 Enterprise Applications
4.3.9 Access Routing In The Metro Network
4.3.10 Chiaro Router Optical Phased Array Switching
4.3.11 Pluris
4.4 Intel Advanced Switching For PCI Express
4.4.1 Intel PCI Bridges
4.4.2 Intel Advanced Switching Interconnect SIG
4.5 Advanced Switching Interconnect (ASI) Backplane Link
4.5.1 I/O Interconnect Technology Analysis
4.5.2 PCI-SIG Ratified PCI Express Architecture
4.5.3 AS Spec Vs HyperTransport and RapidIO
4.5.4 RapidIO Link
4.5.5 HyperTransport
4.6 Scheduling, Quality of Service (QoS), and Arbitration 4-51
4.6.1 Scheduling
4.6.2 Arbitration
4.6.3 Quality of Service (QoS)
4.6.4 Frames
4.7 Redundancy
4.7.1 Passive Redundancy (1:1, N:1)
4.7.2 Load-Sharing Redundancy (N+1, N-1, N+N)
4.7.3 Active Redundancy (1+1)

SWITCH FABRIC / CROSSPOINT SWITCH / BACKPLANE TRANSCEIVER COMPANY PROFILES
5. SWITCH FABRIC / CROSSPOINT SWITCH, BACKPLANE TRANSCEIVER COMPANY PROFILES
5.1 Accelerant Networks
5.1.1 Unlocking Copper
5.1.2 CMOS technology
5.1.3 Upgrading Installed Systems
5.1.4 Enabling Low-Cost Higher Port Density Systems
5.2 Agere
5.2.1 Agere Systems And Accelerant Networks
5.2.2 Boosting Bandwidth In Existing Backplanes
5.2.3 Agere Access Portfolio
5.2.4 Agere Systems Revenue
5.2.5 Agere Results by Segment
5.2.6 Agere Strategy
5.3 Analog Devices
5.3.1 Analog Devices Products
5.3.2 Analog IC Technology Foundation Of The Business
5.3.3 Analog Devices MEMS
5.3.4 Analog Devices DSP Products
5.3.5 Analog Devices Mixed-Signal Products
5.3.6 Analog Devices Customers
5.3.7 Analog Devices Revenue
5.4 Applied Micro Circuits Corporation AMCC
5.4.1 AMCC Positioning
5.4.2 AMCC Customers
5.4.3 Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) Revenue
5.4.4 Merger With JNI Corporation
5.4.5 AMCC Acquires IBM PRS -
5.5 Aeluros
5.5.1 Aeluros Privately Held Company
5.5.2 Aeluros High-Bandwidth Communications IC Technology
5.5.3 Bobcat Evaluation Board
5.6 Broadcom
5.6.1 Broadcom Net Revenue
5.6.2 Broadcom Products
5.7 Conexa nt Systems
5.7.1 Conexant Systems Revenue
5.7.2 Conexant Systems / Skyworks Financing Agreements Restructuring
5.7.3 Broadband Communications
5.8 Dune Networks
5.9 Erlang Technology
5.9.1 Erlang Technology
5.10 Exar
5.10.1 Exar Strategy
5.10.2 Exar Single-Channel UART
5.11 Fairchild Semiconductor
5.12 Infineon Technologies
5.12.1 Infineon Technologies Revenues
5.12.2 Infineon Technologies Fourth quarter 2003 results
5.12.3 Infineon Technologies DRAM Antitrust Investigations
5.12.4 Infineon Technologies Segment results
5.12.5 Infineon Technologies Regional Sales Development
5.13 Intel
5.13.1 Intel Architecture
5.13.2 Intel Corporation Revenue
5.13.3 Intel Net Revenue Segment Information
5.14 Marvel Technology
5.14.1 Marvel Technology Strategy
5.14.2 Marvel Technology to Leverage Technology for Broadband Communications Applications
5.14.3 Marvel Technology Storage Market Applications
5.14.4 Marvel Technology Target Customers
5.14.5 Marvel Technology Revenue
5.15 Maxim Integrated Products
5.15.1 Maxim Integrated Products Revenues
5.16 Mindspeed Technologies
5.16.1 Crosspoint Switch Product Revenue
5.17 National Semiconductor
5.17.1 National Semiconductor Revenue
5.17.2 National Semiconductor Products
5.18 ON Semiconductor
5.18.1 ON Semiconductor Revenue
5.19 Teradyne
5.19.1 Teradyne Connection Systems
5.19.2 Teradyne Revenue
5.19.3 Teradyne Operating Segments
5.20 TriQuint Semiconductor
5.21 Vitesse Semiconductor
5.21.1 Comprehensive Product Portfolio
5.21.3 Cost Reduction Measures
5.21.4 Vitesse 2003 Positioning
5.21.5 Sold Line Of Optical Module Products To Avanex
5.21.6 Vitesse / Multilink

List of Tables & Figures

SWITCH FABRIC EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Table ES-1 ES-2
Switch Fabric Market Driving Forces

Figure ES-2 ES-5
Worldwide Switch Fabric Market Shares, Dollar, 2003

Figure ES-3 ES-6
Worldwide Switch Fabric Market Shares, Dollars, 2004-2009

SWITCH FABRIC MARKET DYNAMICS AND MARKET DESCRIPTION
Table 1-1 1-5
Key Swtich Fabric And Crosspoint Switch Business Drivers

Table 1-2 1-6
Key Switch Fabric And Crosspoint Switch Strategic Initiatives

Table 1-3 1-9
Network Hardware Requirements

Table 1-4 1-15
Telecommunications Industry Shifts

Table 1-5 1-18
Significant Technological And Architectural Advances

Table 1-6 1-28
Market Environment Driving Increased Use of Blade Servers

Table 1-7 1-32
Typical 10 Gigabit Ethernet Applications

Table 1-8 1-33
10 Gigabit Ethernet Benefits

Table 1-9 1-39
Switch Chipset Key Functions

SWITCH FABRIC MARKET SHARES AND MARKET FORECASTS
Table 2-1 2-2
Switch Fabric Market Driving Forces

Table 2-2 2-5
Switch Fabric Vendors

Figure 2-3 2-7
Worldwide Switch Fabric Market Shares, Dollar, 2003

Table 2-4 2-8
Switch Fabric Integrated Circuits

Table 2- 5 2-9
Switch Fabric Uses

Figure 2-6 2-10
Worldwide Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Market Shares, Dollars, 2003

Table 2-7 2-11
Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Market Shares Worldwide, Dollars, 2003

Figure 2-8 2-14
Worldwide Switch Fabric Market Forecasts, Units, 2004-2009

Figure 2-9 2-15
Worldwide Switch Fabric Market Forecasts, Dollars, 2004-2009

Table 2-10 2-16
Switch Fabric Market Shipment Analysis, Worldwide, units and Dollars, 2004-2009

Figure 2-11 2-18
Worldwide Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Market Forecasts, Dollars, 2004-2009
Figure 2-12 2-19

Worldwide Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Market Segments, Dollars, 2003
Figure 2-13 2-20

Worldwide Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Market Segments, Dollars, 2009

Table 2-14 2-21
Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Market Shipment Segment Analysis,

Worldwide, Percent, 2004-2009
Table 2-15 2-22

Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Market Shipment Segment Analysis,
Worldwide, Dollars, 2004-2009

Figure 2-16 2-23
Worldwide Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Regional Market Analysis,Dollars, 2003

Table 2-17 2-24
Crosspoint Switch, Switch Fabric, and Backplane Transceiver Regional Market Analysis, Dollars, 2003

SWITCH FABRIC PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Table 3-1 3-3
Applied Micro Circuit Corporation (AMCC) PowerPRS Product Family

Table 3-2 3-6
Applied Micro Circuit Corporation (AMCC) Feature Comparison Table

Table 3-3 3-11
Agere LSP2916 Features

Table 3-4 3-15
Network Features Of Vitesse Elstree and Stansted

Table 3-5 3-19
Vitesse TeraStream Intelligent Switch Fabric Features

Table 3-6 3-21
Vitesse TeraStream Intelligent Switch Fabric Algorithms

Table 3-7 3-22
Vitesse TeraStream Products

Table 3-8 3-24
Vitesse TeraStream ® Chip Set 160 Gb/s Intelligent Switch Fabric Functions

Table 3-9 3-26
Vitesse Semiconductor Switch IC Solutions

Table 3-10 3-27
Vitesse range of Channels and Speeds Supported

Table 3-11 3-28
Varying Uses for Vitesse Chipsets

Table 3-12 3-29
Vitesse GigaStream Applications

Table 3-13 3-31
Vitesse GigaStream High Availability Features

Table 3-14 3-50
Prestera-MX High-Density Gigabit Solution Device Target Markets

Table 3-15 3-60
TriQuint Preliminary Process Features

Table 3-16 3-61
TQ8004 Features

SWITCH FABRIC TECHNOLOGY
Table 4-1 4-2
Primary Traffic Patterns In A Backplane Environment

Table 4-2 4-2
Primary Traffic Variables In A Backplane Environment

Table 4-3 4-5
Star Topology

Table 4-4 4-7
Mesh Topology

Table 4-5 4-9
Multipoint Topology

Figure 4-6 4-12
Switch Architecture

Figure 4-7 4-14
Switch With Virtual Output Queues On The Ingress Side

Figure 4-8 4-15
Shared Memory in Switch Fabric

Figure 4-9 4-17
Buffered Crossbar Switch Architecture

Figure 4-10 4-18
Arbitrated Crossbar Crosspoint Switching

Table 4-11 4-28
Applications For ASI -- SIG

Table 4-12 4-29
Advanced Switching Target Fabrics

Table 4-13 4-30
PCI Express Target Fabrics

Table 4-14 4-31
Selected Companies Supporting PCI Express and Advanced Switching PCI Express

Table 4-15 4-34
Intel Advanced Switching For PCI Express Features

Table 4-16 4-36
Intel Advanced Switching Interconnect SIG Features

Table 4-17 4-39
I/O Interconnect Technology Choices

Table 4-18 4-39
Criteria For Interconnect Technologies

Table 4-19 4-41
Technical Requirements of Interconnect For Emerging Environment

Table 4-20 4-44
Business Requirements Of Interconnect For Emerging Environment

Table 4-21 4-46
PCI Express Specification

Table 4-22 4-48
Selected Vendors Backing RapidIO

Table 4-23 4-50
Selected Vendors Backing HyperTransport

Table 4-24 4-52
Swithch Fabric Scheduling Algorithms

Table 4-25 4-55
Switch Chipset Redundancy

SWITCH FABRIC / CROSSPOINT SWITCH / BACKPLANE TRANSCEIVER COMPANY PROFILES
Table 5-1 5-19
AMCC Strategy

Table 5-2 5-20
Products In Which AMCC Semiconductor Are Used

Table 5-3 5-21
AMCC Complete Silicon IC Solutions

Table 5-4 5-24
AMCC IBM PRS Product Line

Table 5-5 5-57
Mindspeed Technologies Products

Table 5-6 5-58
Mindspeed Technologies Target Markets

Table 5-7 5-59
Where Mindspeed Products Are Used

Table 5-8 5-64
National Semiconductor Product Areas

Table 5-9 5-65
National Semiconductor Target Markets

Table 5-10 5-68
ON Semiconductor Functional Categories

Table 5-11 5-69
Teradyne Automatic Test Equipment Products Functions

Table 5-12 5-70
Teradyne Interconnection Systems Products And Services

Table 5-13 5-71
Teradyne Principal Operating Segments

Table 5-14 5-76
Vitesse Participation In Technology Organizations

Table 5-15 5-78
Vitesse Feature Sets

Table 5-16 5-81
Vitesse 2003 Positioning

Table 5-17 5-83
Vitesse Products
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