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August 18, 2014 09:45 ET

Silicon Photonics Report 2014: Global Forecasts to 2024

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Aug. 18, 2014) - Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Silicon Photonics Report 2014: Global Forecasts to 2024" report to their offering.

In this report, analysts forecast the Silicon photonics market for four different applications: HPC, future-generation optical data centers, telecom and others (including sensors, medical and consumer).

They looked at the following modules/devices: transceivers (for AOCs) and embedded optics (from mid-board optics to interposers to intra-chip interconnects), and forecasts have been calculated in US$M, millions of units and wafer starts. They estimate that the silicon photonics device market will grow from around US$25M in 2013 to more than US$700M in 2024, at a 38% CAGR. In 2018, emerging optical data centers from big Internet companies (Google, Facebook, etc.) will trigger this market growth.

Non-datacom/telecom will only have a small portion of market value since these applications are still far from market maturity. However, we're at a turning point where the market is increasing again and Intel, which is very active in this field, could contribute to a quick ramp-up of Si photonics.


  • Updated industrial status and supply chain for silicon photonics
  • Updated forecast through 2024
  • Silicon photonics players' supply chain description
  • Packaging and assembly challenges
  • Real products case study (reverse engineering and reverse costing)


The Silicon Photonics report provides:

  • An understanding of current key technical challenges for silicon photonics' building blocks, including packaging
  • An overview of R&D/ tools/materials/devices/system players' activities and supply chain
  • A forecast of the silicon photonics market in US$ value, units and wafers by application, through 2024
  • A description of silicon photonics applications
  • A summary of the major moves, transactions and mindsets of silicon photonics players
  • A real product cost analysis: Molex AOC


  • 2013-2024 silicon photonics market forecast in US$M, units and wafers
  • Applications description, with focus on data centers and HPCs
  • Description of silicon photonics' building blocks and main challenges
  • Focus on packaging/assembly challenges
  • Supply chain description for major players
  • Molex/Luxtera AOC reverse costing analysis
  • Financial analysis
  • Analysis of technical choices and roadmap
  • Analysis of the opportunities for non-photonic players, such as packaging houses, MEMS companies and IC companies

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Why this report?
  2. Key features of the report
  3. List of companies cited in the report
  4. What is new compared to 2012 release
  5. What we got right, what we got wrong
  6. Executive Summary
  7. 2012-2014 Breaking news in Si Photonics
  8. Rationale for Si Photonics
  9. Si Photonics building blocks
  10. Laser source integration
  11. Photonic interposers to intra-chips
  12. Packaging & integration challenges
  13. 2013-2024 Si Photonics market forecast
  14. Applications description
  15. Players
  16. Molex AOC case study: reverse engineering & cost structure
  17. Financial analysis
  18. Transactions & investments in Si photonics
  19. Conclusions
  20. Appendices

For more information visit Silicon Photonics Report 2014: Global Forecasts to 2024

Sector: Semiconductor

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