CIR Releases New Data Communications Transceiver Projections from Firm’s Newest Report

GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 22 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new report from CIR, an industry analyst firm based here, the market for data communications transceivers will grow from $4.2 billion in 2009 to $6.5 billion in 2014. Additional details about the report can be found at www.cir-inc.com. Members of the press can request an executive summary of the report.

A second report addressing the telecommunications transceiver and transponder market will follow in August.

Highlights of the report:

* Processor speeds have now caught up with the networking power of 10 GigE and as a result 10 GigE will rapidly become a standard requirement on servers. In addition, within a few years the market will see the first 10 GigE-equipped desktop PCs. CIR projects that the 10 GigE market will reach $1.4 billion by 2014.

* The IEEE’s SR standard will remain dominant for most 10 GigE deployments since it is well suited to most data center environments. Similarly, CIR expects the LX4 standard to continue widespread use in legacy vertical riser applications for some time since it is often too expensive to pull in new cabling or redesign equipment for the competing LRM standard. So far the copper “T” standard for 10 GigE has failed to take off because of its huge power consumption. However, “T” will eventually be used for early adopters of 10 GigE equipped desktop PCs.

* The new regulatory environment for businesses and industry will increase the prospects for storage area networks. As a result, CIR expects the Fibre Channel transceiver market to exceed $1.7 billion by 2014, by which time more than 65 percent of the value of shipments will be accounted for by the new 16 Gbps FC standard.

About the Report:

CIR’s new report, Data Communications Transceiver Markets: 2009-2013 provides forecasts of transceivers for Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Parallel Optics at all data rates. The report also includes completely revised and highly granular forecasts in both volume and value terms of every MSA/IEEE combinations in 10 GigE. In addition, the new CIR study reports on the latest enabling technologies, MSA developments and key networking drivers for next-generation enterprise networks. Among the companies discussed in detail in the report include: Avago, Finisar, Fujitsu, Hitachi Cable, Emcore, JDSU, Luxtera, Oclaro, Opnext and many others.

About CIR:

CIR provides detailed market analysis and forecasting of the trends, technologies and opportunities in the telecom and data communications components and modules market. Since it entered the market in 1979, CIR has produced dozens of reports that have tracked the cutting edge of the communications sector with a special focus on emerging technologies and high bandwidth networking. Our focus is on supplying our customers with the most comprehensive and detailed market data available in the sectors that we follow.

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