SOURCE: LightCounting, LLC.

LightCounting, LLC.

November 16, 2009 08:00 ET

LightCounting to Offer Active Optical Cable (AOC) Report

EUGENE, OR--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - The abrupt appearance and hype surrounding Active Optical Cables (AOC) have created unrealistic management expectations about market size, growth, timing, and protocols beyond InfiniBand, and are not in line with the realities of the market now or in the upcoming next few years, according to the AOC Report by LightCounting LLC, the premier opto-electronic transceiver market research company. The new AOC Report includes in-depth research into this segment of the optical transceivers business -- LightCounting's long-established specialty. LightCounting's top-down and bottom-up research methodology gives management the tools it needs to understand the AOC market more clearly and make realistic competitive assessments, forecasts, and capital investment decisions.

"At this time, the market is highly concentrated in a few leading suppliers and relatively few, but large, buyers," said Brad Smith, Senior Vice President and Industry Analyst, LightCounting. "Going forward, the AOC technology is sure to shake up the price and vendor landscape in the next generation data center, and challenge traditional thinking."

The AOC Report will be available in early December 2009 and includes coverage of SC09.

About LightCounting

LightCounting LLC is the premier opto-electronic transceiver market research company, offering quarterly transceiver market survey results and forecasts based on confidential data provided by more than 25 leading transceiver vendors. LightCounting is the opto-electronic transceiver market's source for accurate, detailed and relevant information necessary for doing business in today's challenging economic climate. Privately held, LightCounting is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, with offices in Silicon Valley. For more information: or 408.962.4851.

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