Reports


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.

CIR-NGE-1113

Nov 14, 2013

Next-Generation Ethernet: From 100 Gbps to 400 Gbps and Beyond

Based on more than two decades of experience, CIR presents in this report our view on how 400 GigE will be commercialized, how the 400 GigE business case will be made, and where the opportunities are to be found for carriers, equipment makers and component makers. This report makes compelling reading for optical networking firms at the equipment, subsystem and component levels of the Ethernet value chain.  The report contains a quantitative forecast over the next decade for 400 GigE under several different scenarios, along with an assessment of strategies of the firms that CIR believes will be the key players in this space.

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CIR-OI-V2-0913

Sep 24, 2013

Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects:Market and Technology Forecast - 2013 to 2020 Vol II

In this report, we analyze the latest developments in optical interconnection at the chip level and the progress in this area that is being made by important research teams throughout the world. Both R&D and commercial development are discussed.The report looks at this issue from the perspective of classic CPU chips as well as the latest architectures, and the opportunities for optical interconnection are compared to a possible future for metal interconnects and interconnect alternatives that are even more exotic than photonics; carbon nanotubes, especially.

The report also contains a 10-year roadmap that explains where and when the commercial opportunities for optical interconnection at the chip level will emerge and how much they will be worth. We also profile the leading firms and research efforts involved in designing and implementing on-chip and chip-to-chip optical interconnection.

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CIR-OI-V1-0813

Aug 25, 2013

Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast – 2013-2020-Vol. I

In addition, to showing how the markets for OICs will evolve, this report looks at the daunting challenges facing optical interconnection; primarily providing cost-effective optical technology in markets that are used to paying only minimal amounts for metal connectivity. Also included in the report is an analysis of the evolution of OIC technology including the role of AOCs in the optical interconnect space and the eventual shift to waveguide backplanes and other advanced optical technologies. In its granular eight-year forecasts, this report also quantifies how much those opportunities will be worth.

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CIR-AOC-0313

Mar 28, 2013

Active Optical Cabling Markets: 2013 and Beyond

The goal of this report is to show how the AOC market will be able to achieve such successes and the economic and technological trends that are making it possible. The report is primarily focused on business strategy, analyzing each of the sectors in which AOCs are likely to find a market and identifying the main addressable markets. This report also takes a look at important marketing issues faced by AOC, such as the importance of branding.  The extensive supplier profiles in this report discuss the products that these firms are (or will soon) offer and include in-depth analysis of the strategies being deployed by major AOC firms including some of newer firms that have entered the market.

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