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Active Optical Cables:
Market Opportunities and Forecast

Tom Rossi


Tuesday - September 22, 2009
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$295.00 USD*

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Briefing Abstract

Active Optical Cables (AOC) have created considerable “buzz” in the optical connectivity business over the past year. According to a recent market research report published by Information Gatekeepers, cumulative AOC cable revenue is expected to exceed $8.9 billion from 2009 through 2013. Single-year revenue is expected to grow from the present-year level of <$100 million to over $1.3 billion in 2010, then up to over $2.4 billion by 2013. Total AOC counts should exceed 2 million units in 2009, growing to over 74 million units by 2013.

This webinar, presented by the report author and based on the AOC report, will examine several market segments that are expected to generate significant business growth over the next five years. The particular sectors include:

  1. Mainframe/supercomputer (HPCC)
  2. Desktop and notebook/portable personal computers (PC)
  3. High-definition television (HDTV)
  4. Consumer electronics devices (CE)

The digital interfaces of InfiniBand, USB, HDMI, and DisplayPort will be the focus of the webinar. It will also provide detailed AOC-related forecast analysis for:

  • Revenue
  • Number of cables sold
  • Expected length of optical fiber and cable jacketing
  • Number of connectors, including segmentation by application and interface type
  • VCSEL counts, including breakout by VCSEL speeds

Who should be interested in this webinar:

  • Systems suppliers
  • Cable suppliers
  • Connector manufacturers
  • Integrated optics suppliers
  • VCSEL suppliers
  • Optical detector/PIN diodes makers Investors

What will you learn:

  • Market forecasts for each sector
  • Who is in the business
  • Future trends
Potential opportunities for manufacturers of cables, connectors, VCSELs, semiconductors, and integrated optics

Speaker Profile

Tom Rossi is the author of the innovative Active Optical Cables 2009 Market Report, which documents the explosive active optical cable market growth forecasted for the next five years.

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 and is an expert database programmer. Tom started an independent consultancy business in 2008 after leaving Intel. Tom enjoys playing golf, and often vacations in Maui with his family.

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