Slides from CIR Webinar on Active Optical Cabling

In this webinar, CIR President, Lawrence Gasman, shared how he sees the evolution of active optical cable (AOC) market in 2014 and beyond. Among the topics covered in this Webinar were:

  • How new opportunities are appearing for AOCs outside of the data center in digital signage, personal computing and consumer electronics
  • Major product changes within the AOC space as 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps and high-speed IB connections become commonplace in the data center
  • How the AOC market will be impacted by the arrival of all-optical data centers
  • Impact of Chinese suppliers and other new entrants into the AOC space.
  • How macro-trends such the advent of SDN, virtualization, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and ultra-high definition TV will affect AOC demand.
  • How AOCs of the future will evolve around consumer electronics standards such as such as USB and HDMI?
  • Supply chains and branding evolve for AOCs

This Webinar also shared some of CIR’s current market forecasts for AOCs, with a discussion of how these break out by data rate, standards/MSA and length.