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Global Active Optical Cable Market to 2027: Trends, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis

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  • 218 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Lucintel
  • ID: 5691712
The future of the active optical cable market looks attractive with opportunities in the data center, high performance computing, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and other applications. The global active optical cable market is expected to reach an estimated $3.6 billion by 2027 with a CAGR of 14.9% from 2021 to 2027. The major growth drivers for this market are increasing internet traffic throughout the world, growth in high performance computing, and increasing penetration of active optical cables in consumer electronic devices.

Emerging Trends in the Active Optical Cable Market

Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include increasing trend towards development of active optical cables with ultra-small form factors and increased transmission density, increasing demand for optical modules with reduced dimensions and increased port density, and deployment of active optical cables in consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones, notebooks and others.

Active Optical Cable Market by Segment

The study includes a forecast for the global active optical cable market by protocol type, application, form factor type, speed type, and region as follows:

By Protocol Type [$M shipment analysis for 2016-2027]:

  • Ethernet
  • InfiniBand
  • HDMI
  • PCI Express (PCIe)
  • Thunderbolt
  • Others

By Application [$M shipment analysis for 2016-2027]:

  • Data Center
  • High Performance Computing
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Others

By Form Factor [Volume (Thousand Units) and $M shipment analysis for 2016-2027]:

  • QSFP
  • CXP
  • CFP
  • SFP
  • CX4
  • Others

By Speed type [$M shipment analysis for 2016-2027]:

  • Less than 40G
  • 40G and 100G
  • Above 100G

By Region [Volume (Thousand Units) and $M shipment analysis for 2016-2027]:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

List of Active Optical Cable Companies

Companies in the market compete on the basis of product quality offered. Major players in this market focus on expanding their manufacturing facilities, R&D investments, infrastructural development, and leverage integration opportunities across the value chain. With these strategies active optical cable companies cater increasing demand, ensure competitive effectiveness, develop innovative products & technologies, reduce production costs, and expand their customer base. Some of the active optical cable companies profiled in this report includes.
  • Finisar Corporation
  • FIT-Foxconn (Avago Technologies)
  • Amphenol ICC
  • 3M
  • Hitachi Cables America.
  • Koch Industries
  • Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • Samtec, Inc.,
  • The Siemon Company
  • Cosemi Technologies Inc.
  • Chromis Fiberoptics
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries

Active Optical Cable Market Insight

  • The analyst forecasts that Ethernet active optical cable will remain the largest protocol type and it is also expected to witness the highest growth due to the increasing usage of active optical cables for high performance computing and growth in inter and intra rack connectivity within a data center.
  • Data center will remain the largest application and it is also expected to witness highest growth due to increasing demand for high speed connectivity between switch racks and server racks. The increasing migration of networks from 3-tier to 2-tier in data center architecture, will lead to growing deployment of active optical cable to support high data traffic rate and fast signal transmission.
  • Quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP), C form-factor pluggable (CFP), small form-factor pluggable (SFP), 10 gigabit small form factor pluggable (XFP), and other form factor type active optical cables are used for the high speed data transmission. QSFP will remain the largest segment; it is also expected to witness the highest growth because of its ability to support a wide range of data rates up to 400G.
  • North America is expected to remain the largest market due to the presence of mega data centers of technology giants such as, Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft. Asia Pacific will experience the highest growth over the forecast period supported by growth in data centers, high performance computing, and consumer electronic devices.

Features of Active Optical Cable Market

  • Market Size Estimates: Active optical cable market size estimation in terms of value ($M)
  • Trend and Forecast Analysis: Market trends (2016-2021) and forecast (2022-2027) by various segments and regions.
  • Segmentation Analysis: Market size by protocol type, application, form factor, and speed type
  • Regional Analysis: Active optical cable market breakdown by North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.
  • Growth Opportunities: Analysis of growth opportunities in different protocol type, application, form factor, speed type, and regions for the active optical cable market.
  • Strategic Analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, and competitive landscape for the active optical cable market.
  • Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.

FAQS

Q1. What is the active optical cable market size?
Answer: The global active optical cable market is expected to reach an estimated $3.6 billion by 2027
Q2. What is the growth forecast for active optical cable market?
Answer: The active optical cable market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.9% from 2021 to 2027.
Q3. What are the major drivers influencing the growth of the active optical cable market?
Answer: The major growth drivers for this market are increasing internet traffic throughout the world, growth in high performance computing, and increasing penetration of active optical cables in consumer electronic devices.
Q4. What are the major applications or end use industries for active optical cable?
Answer: Data center will remain the largest application and it is also expected to witness highest growth due to increasing demand for high speed connectivity between switch racks and server racks.
Q5. What are the emerging trends in active optical cable market?
Answer: Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include use of hyaluronic acid and retinols for anti-aging properties, micellar waters for water management, cannabis skincare as antioxidants, and probiotic skincare for delivering good bacteria to the skin.
Q6. Who are the key active optical cable companies?
Answer: Some of the key active optical cable companies are as follows:
  • Finisar Corporation
  • FIT-Foxconn (Avago Technologies)
  • Amphenol ICC
  • 3M
  • Hitachi Cables America.
  • Koch Industries
  • Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • Samtec, Inc.,
  • The Siemon Company
  • Cosemi Technologies Inc.
  • Chromis Fiberoptics
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries
Q7. Which active optical cable product segment will be the largest in future?
Answer: The analyst forecasts that Ethernet active optical cable will remain the largest protocol type and it is also expected to witness the highest growth due to the increasing usage of active optical cables for high performance computing and growth in inter and intra rack connectivity within a data center.
Q8. In active optical cable market, which region is expected to be the largest in next 5 years?
Answer: Asia Pacific is expected to remain the largest region and witness the highest growth over next 5 years
Q9. Do we receive customization in this report?
Answer: Yes, the analyst provides 10% customization without any additional cost.

This report answers the following 11 key questions

Q.1 What are some of the most promising potential, high-growth opportunities for the global active optical cable market by protocol type (Ethernet, InfiniBand, HDMI, PCI Express (PCIe), Thunderbolt, Others), application (Data Center, High Performance Computing, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication others), form factor type (QSFP, CXP, CFP, SFP, CX4, and others), speed type (Less than 40G, 40G and 100G, Above 100G) and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)?
Q.2 Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.3 Which regions will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.4 What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the market?
Q.5 What are the business risks and threats to the market?
Q.6 What are the emerging trends in this market and the reasons behind them?
Q.7 What are the changing demands of customers in the market?
Q.8 What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments?
Q.9 Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?
Q.10 What are some of the competitive products and processes in this area and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via material or product substitution?
Q.11 What M&A activities have taken place in the last 5 years in this market?


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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Market Background and Classifications
2.1: Introduction, Background, and Classification
2.2: Supply Chain
2.3: Industry Drivers and Challenges
3. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis from 2016 to 2027
3.1: Macroeconomic Trends and Forecast
3.2: Global Active Optical Cable Market Trends and Forecast
3.3: Global Active Optical Cable Market by Protocol Type
3.3.1: Ethernet Protocol
3.3.2: InfiniBand Protocol
3.3.3: HDMI Protocol
3.3.4: PCIe Protocol
3.3.5: Thunderbolt Protocol
3.3.6: Others
3.4: Global Active Optical Cable Market by Application
3.4.1: Data Centers
3.4.2: High Performance Computing
3.4.3: Consumer Electronics
3.4.4: Telecommunication
3.4.5: Other Applications
3.5: Global Active Optical Cable Market by Form Factor Type
3.5.1: QSFP Form Factor Type Active Optical Cables
3.5.2: CXP Form Factor Type Active Optical Cables
3.5.3: CFP Form Factor Type Active Optical Cables
3.5.4: SFP Form Factor Type Active Optical Cables
3.5.5: CX4 Form Factor Type Active Optical Cables
3.5.6: Other Form Factor Type Active Optical Cables
3.6: Global Active Optical Cable Market by Speed Type
3.6.1: Active Optical Cables with Speed Less Than 40G
3.6.2: Active Optical Cables with Speeds between 40G and 100G
3.6.3: Active Optical Cables Supporting Speeds Above 100G
4. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis by Region
4.1: Global Active Optical Cable Market by Region
4.2: North American Active Optical Cable Market
4.2.1: Market by Protocol Type: Ethernet, InfiniBand, HDMI, PCIe, Thunderbolt, and Others
4.2.2: Market by Application: Data Centers, High Performance Computing, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication, and Others
4.3: European Active Optical Cable Market
4.3.1: Market by Protocol Type: Ethernet, InfiniBand, HDMI, PCIe, Thunderbolt, and Others
4.3.2: Market by Application: Data Centers, High Performance Computing, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication, and Others
4.4: APAC Active Optical Cable Market
4.4.1: Market by Protocol Type: Ethernet, InfiniBand, HDMI, PCIe, Thunderbolt, and Others
4.4.2: Market by Application: Data Centers, High Performance Computing, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication, and Others
4.5: ROW Active Optical Cable Market
4.5.1: Market by Protocol Type: Ethernet, InfiniBand, HDMI, PCIe, Thunderbolt, and Others
4.5.2: Market by Application: Data Centers, High Performance Computing, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication, and Others
5. Competitor Analysis
5.1: Product Portfolio Analysis
5.2: Market Share Analysis
5.3: Geographical Reach
5.4: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis
6.1: Growth Opportunity Analysis
6.1.1: Growth Opportunities for the Global Active Optical Cable Market by Protocol Type
6.1.2: Growth Opportunities for the Global Active Optical Cable Market by Application
6.1.3: Growth Opportunities for the Global Active Optical Cable Market by Form Factor Type
6.1.4: Growth Opportunities for the Global Active Optical Cable Market by speed type
6.1.5: Growth Opportunities for the Global Active Optical Cable Market by Region
6.2: Emerging Trends of the Global Active Optical Cable Market
6.3: Strategic Analysis
6.3.1: New Product Development
6.3.2: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures in the Global Active Optical Cable Market
6.3.3: Certification and Licensing
6.3.4: Technology Development
7. Company Profiles of Leading Players
7.1: Finisar Corporation
7.2: Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (Broadcom limited)
7.3: Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol ICC)
7.4: 3M Company (3M Interconnect Solutions)
7.5: Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi Cables America)
7.6: Koch Industries (Molex Incorporated)
7.7: Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Co., Ltd.
7.8: Mellanox Technologies
7.9: Samtec, Inc.,
7.10: The Siemon Company (Siemon Interconnect Solutions)
7.11: Cosemi Technologies Inc.
7.12: Chromis Fiberoptics
7.13: Sumitomo Electric Industries

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Finisar Corporation
  • Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (Broadcom limited)
  • Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol ICC)
  • 3M Company (3M Interconnect Solutions)
  • Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi Cables America)
  • Koch Industries (Molex Incorporated)
  • Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • Samtec, Inc.,
  • The Siemon Company (Siemon Interconnect Solutions)
  • Cosemi Technologies Inc.
  • Chromis Fiberoptics
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries

Methodology

The analyst has been in the business of market research and management consulting since 2000 and has published over 600 market intelligence reports in various markets/applications and served over 1,000 clients worldwide. Each study is a culmination of four months of full-time effort performed by the analyst team. The analysts used the following sources for the creation and completion of this valuable report:

  • In-depth interviews of the major players in the market
  • Detailed secondary research from competitors’ financial statements and published data
  • Extensive searches of published works, market, and database information pertaining to industry news, company press releases, and customer intentions
  • A compilation of the experiences, judgments, and insights of professionals, who have analyzed and tracked the market over the years.

Extensive research and interviews are conducted in the supply chain of the market to estimate market share, market size, trends, drivers, challenges and forecasts.

Thus, the analyst compiles vast amounts of data from numerous sources, validates the integrity of that data, and performs a comprehensive analysis. The analyst then organizes the data, its findings, and insights into a concise report designed to support the strategic decision-making process.

 

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