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2011 Active Optical Cables Market and Thunderbolt Technology & Light Peak

Tom Rossi


Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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Briefing Abstract

This webinar will review IGI’s two latest publications: Active Optical Cables Market Report 2011 and Thunderbolt Technology & Light Peak. 

According to the 2011 Active Optical Cables Market Report, annual Active Optical Cable (AOC) revenue forecasts continue to climb, reaching levels in excess of $1 billion by 2015, for a cumulative value of over $3.6 billion for the entire 2011-2015 period. 

Do you want to know more details behind this spectacular revenue growth? Do you need to know the AOC breakouts by Bus Interface Type, Platform Categories, Application Segments, Cable Speeds and Lane Speeds? We have even included coverage of PCI Express and Thunderbolt Technology in AOC form within our latest report. 

In addition to a comprehensive overview of the AOC market, you will also learn all the details about a new technology from Intel.  On Thursday, February 24, 2011, Intel declared a new trademarked name for Light Peak: Thunderbolt™ technology. On the same date, Apple introduced a new version of their popular Mac Book Pro series of notebook computers with Thunderbolt support included.

At first glance, this new combination appears to be the electrical-only version of Light Peak mentioned only as recently as January 9 by Intel’s Dadi Perlmutter. Apple’s version looks remarkably like their current Mini Display Port connector with the new Thunderbolt logo. 

But does all this recent news mean there is support for both the electrical form and the optical form of Light Peak mentioned by Intel only a month ago? Will there be active optical cable versions providing longer-length cable support for Thunderbolt systems from Apple and their peripheral suppliers. 

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Speaker Profile

Tom Rossi is the author of the innovative Active Optical Cables Market Report (2009, 2010 and 2011 editions), which documents the explosive active optical cable market growth forecasted for the next five years. He is also the author of the new AOC MiniReport series - Thunderbolt Technology & Light Peak.

He had held several key senior management and technology roles at Intel Corporation for over 30 years, helping lead Intel’s Mobile Computing market development as well as the strategic planning for the Connects Cable business unit, which was sold by Intel to EMCORE Corporation in April 2008. Tom has an extensive portfolio of business and technical credentials. He started an independent consultancy business in 2008 after leaving Intel.

Tom has earned Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.