CIR reports provide insight into the emerging opportunities in short-reach optical communications. Covering products, pricing, standards, new technologies and more, our reports are intended as an essential guide to input into marketing and business strategies.

PUBLISHED Jul 01, 2014
Report # CIR-ODCM-V1-0714

Traffic from data centers are now a major driving force behind the Internet; even the smallest of businesses now rely on data centers for revenue generation. And the largest data centers today are orders of magnitude larger than the supercomputing centers of a few years ago.  Until quite recently, for most data center managers, optical.....

PUBLISHED Jun 02, 2014
Report # CIR-AOC-V1-0614

CIR has been providing market coverage of Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for six years, as this market has continued to grow and attract new entrants, including some of the world’s biggest suppliers of cabling and telecom components.  Our annual report on AOC market opportunities is now widely regarded as the most authoritative market forecast and.....

PUBLISHED May 19, 2014
Report # CIR-AOC-V2-0514

CIR has been providing market coverage of Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for six years, as this market has continued to grow and attract new entrants, including some of the world’s biggest suppliers of cabling and telecom components.  Our annual report on this topic is widely regarded as the most authoritative market forecast and technology assessment.....

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2014
Report # CIR-400GOTN-0114

Carriers worldwide are outgrowing 100 G transport networks and taking first steps towards 400 G backbones.  CIR believes these ultra-fast networks will create major new revenue opportunities for optical components firms, silicon chipmakers and equipment companies alike. This new business will come from volume deployments of 400G networks themselves.  It will also emerge from radical.....

PUBLISHED Nov 14, 2013
Report # CIR-NGE-1113

With 40 GigE commonplace and 100 GigE no longer bleeding edge, optical networking is ready to embark on a quest for 400 GigE; perhaps an interim step on the way to Terabit Ethernet. CIR has been tracking the commercial development of Ethernet since 1991, when the now-ubiquitous GigE technology was the avant-garde.  We have subsequently.....

PUBLISHED Sep 24, 2013
Report # CIR-OI-V2-0913

The traditional architectural and material assumptions with regard to how integrated circuits are fabricated have been challenged in recent years and the semiconductor industry is looking for new solutions. Power and thermal issues add to this apparent crisis in the semiconductor industry. One of the most important problems is the so-called “interconnect bottleneck,” that is.....

PUBLISHED Aug 25, 2013
Report # CIR-OI-V1-0813

Much has happened to spur opportunities in the optical interconnect (OIC) business in the past couple of years. Demand on the data centers and local networks has accelerated as entirely new kinds of data traffic such as 3D video, big data and social networking has begun to predominate. At the same time we have seen.....

PUBLISHED Mar 28, 2013
Report # CIR-AOC-0313

Why this Report? We are publishing this report, CIR third on the AOC space, because we see signs that AOCs are reaching their take off point: This year sales AOCs will exceed $150 million for the first time ever. And by the beginning of the next decade, CIR expects the AOC market to be valued in.....

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