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Jul 10th, 2014
The bright future of Si photonics
Beyond all of the hype and tumult, market drivers and technological developments are converging to ensure a bright future for Si photonics. Indeed, though the Si photonics market has just kicked off, volume production is already close.
“… In the short term, silicon photonics will be the platform solution for future high-power, high-bandwidth data centers…” explains Dr Eric Mounier, Senior Technology & Market Analyst, MEMS Devices & Technologies, at Yole Développement.
Si Photonics report, 2014 update, from Yole Développement is now available. Under this report, Yole Développement analysts have been interacting with Jean-Louis Malinge, former Kotura CEO, to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Si Photonics current & future business trends and associated challenges.
Yole Développement’s report describes industrial status and supply chain for silicon photonic technologies. This analysis includes an overview of R&D, tools, materials, devices, system players’ activities and a detailed description of silicon photonics applications.
“Silicon photonics is a business opportunity for different player types: OSATs, MEMS firms, semiconductors companies, etc., because it involves different challenges for packaging, optical alignment and electronics integration. The need for very diverse technologies creates a need for different packaging/micro-machining/manufacturing approaches”, explains Claire Troadec, Technology & Market Analyst, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Yole Développement.
According to Yole Développement, the silicon photonics device market, including HPC, future-generation optical data centers, telecom and others applications (sensors, medical and consumer) 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.
More information is available on www.i-micronews.com, reports section.
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