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This reports have been the reliable source for business development and marketing executives in cabling, component and equipment firms for a decade. In this latest report, we pay special attention to the changes that are occurring as western AOC suppliers merge and Chinese suppliers come to the fore. And, as always, we discuss how AOC firms should best respond to the latest developments in networking standards, MSAs and fiber varieties. In this report, we are especially focused in the opportunities for AOCs resulting from the new MSAs for data center networking at 100 Gbps, 200 Gbps and 400 Gbps. In addition, we provide forecasts of the substantial market for AOCs that we see emerging in personal computing and consumer electronic from the recent technology updates of Intel’s Thunderbolt interface.
This report discusses applications for AOCs in the following markets: data centers (Ethernet, InfiniBand and storage networks), digital signage, and consumer electronics/personal computing (USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, PCIe, etc.). It also provides coverage of niche markets for AOCs such as military networks and campus networks.
This report provides an insider perspective on what’s next in AOC products and markets -- profitable niches in which AOC makers can build platforms for new business revenues. It is also strongly focus focused on business strategy, analyzing the sectors in which AOCs are likely to find a market and examining the most important marketing issues faced in the AOC market, such as the importance of branding and product differentiation.
The report also profiles all the leading suppliers of AOCs including established players, emergent Chinese vendors and the latest innovators. The report also provides estimates of the current market shares of the AOC market leaders and in addition, we examine the impact on the AOC sector of important on recent M&A activity such as Amphenol’s acquisition of FCI and Avago’s acquisition of Broadcom. Our report also includes a discussion of how AOC supply chains and marketing strategies will evolve and how CIR expects AOCs to more fully enter retail distribution
As with the previous reports on AOCs, this report provides highly detailed ten-year forecast of the AOC market in both volume and value terms. Over the decade that CIR has been covering the AOC market we have developed a sophisticated forecasting model for AOCs and have been able to test our estimates against the views of AOC industry insiders.
Our forecasting methodology is based on estimating the size and growth of the underlying addressable markets for AOCs and then adopting plausible penetration rates for each segment of the AOC markets as well as estimate of acceptable price points for each sector. The breakouts used in our ten-year forecasts are as follows:
Type of transceiver/MSA
- Cable length
- Fiber type
- Electrical connectors supported
- Data rates supported
- End-user application
- Country of use
The bottom line is that this report examines what it will take to be successful in the market for AOCs. CIR anticipates that this report will be a high value resource for marketing and business development managers in the components, cable, consumer electronics and personal electronics firms as well as at the AOC firms themselves.