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Published April 9, 2018

Silicon Photonics Market – Size, Outlook, Trends and Forecasts (2018 – 2024)

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Photonics is a technology of Signal Processing where photons (light) carry the Signal. Silicon Photonics is the developing technology in which more data is transferred in less time by optical rays among computers chips. Beyond Digital Communication Silicon Photonics are also used in optical debug of high-speed data, expanding wireless networks by transporting analog RF Signals and in Bio-Medical Applications and other. However, Lumerical and Mentor Graphics along with Phoenix Software jointly developing a complete design flow for Silicon Photonics tool for electronic IC Design.

Silicon Photonics Market Size & Growth:

Silicon Photonics Market size is projected to reach approximately $xx billion by the end of 2024 with a CAGR of close to X% from $xx million in 2017 during the forecast timeline 2018-2024. The significant factors that propel the growth of the Silicon Photonics Market are Increase in the requirement for high data transfer capabilities and high bandwidth, decrease in consumption of power by using Silicon Photonics Based and Raise in Silicon Photonics Applications are the factors accelerating the growth of the market. Some of the Restraints facing by the Silicon Photonics Market are Increase in Risk of thermal effect, On-Chip Laser Integration Complexity is the Restraints that lags the market growth.

Silicon Photonics Market Share:

Silicon Photonics Market is segmented by Product which consists of Optica Cables, Transceivers, Multiplexers, Radio Frequency Circuit, Attenuators. Among these Transceivers is expected to have the highest market during the forecast period. Transceivers are used in various applications such as high- performance computations and owing to high demand for high-speed data transmission in Data Centres, technological advancements in transceivers data speed capability and other. There are various types of transceivers Pluggable and Non-Pluggable transceivers. Pluggable transceivers are used at Data centres that are plugged into the cages of the switching and server equipment. The Advantage of Pluggable Transceivers is less end to end connection losses. Non-Pluggable Transceivers reduce the need for separate metal transceiver housing and pluggable electrical contacts. These are factors which lead to the growth of Transceivers during the forecast period.

By components, Silicon Photonics market is segmented into Optical Waveguides, Planar Waveguide, Fibre Waveguide, Optical Modulator, Photo Detector, Laser. Among these, the demand for Laser is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Hybris Silicon Laser is fabricated from both silicon and group III-V Semiconductor Materials. Hybrid Silicon laser overcomes the disadvantages of silicon laser such as High fabrication cost, low performance and other. Hybrid Silicon Lasers are used in telecommunication and Data Centre applications.  These Hybrid Silicon Lasers take the prevalence from the group III-V Semiconductor Materials are used to fabricate electrically driven lasers on a Silicon wafer. Major Key Players like Intel and others are using the Hybrid Silicon Lasers with various Semiconductor materials.

By application, the market is segmented into Data Communication, Telecommunications, Military, Defense, Aerospace, Consumer Electronics and other. Among these, the demand for Data Centre is expected to have a significant market during the forecast period due to increase in data traffic due to rise in cloud-based technologies. By Geography the Asia Pacific is having the huge market and is expected the same during the forecast period due to raising the usage of internet services in data centre, telecommunication applications. In the AsiaPacific, China contributes a significant share for Silicon Photonics due to having production facilities.

Silicon Photonics Market Trends:

  • EFFECT Photonics launched new optical System-on-Chip (SoC) which brings low cost tunability to Data Centre Interconnects.
  • To enhance its new-generation IaaS and PaaS Cloud Service K5, Fujitsu announced high-availability data centres.

Silicon Photonics Market Research Report:

An executive summary condensing the whole report such that essential authority can rapidly twist up doubtlessly acquainted with brief overview and conclusion.

To have complete market analysis, industry value chain analysis, Porter’s Five Force Analysis, PESTLE, SWOT analysis, and Y-o-Y analysis were carried to understand the market more comprehensively.

Regional and global diversity is analysed with the major countries and the unions. Scrutinizing the revenue generation on Year-On-Year

Identifying DROC in the current market and their impact in altering the market dynamics.

Competitive landscape analysis to identify the mergers and acquisitions which will have a comparative financial study with significant competitors.

Expertise investment opportunities by the analyst to the individual and organisation to have the better foothold in the market.

The primary key players in the Silicon Photonics Market are:

  • Aurrion, Inc
  • Lightwire Limited
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
  • Compass-EOS

Along with these companies, there were many other companies considered/cited in the report while analysing the Silicon Photonics Market. These companies hold substantial share-owning to the nature of the industry whereas rest of the market shares are marginal chunks to regional and local level manufacturers. Other players have considerable presence owing to its robust brand image, geographical reach and strong customer base.


Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Executive Summary

1.2 Market Definition

1.3 Scope of the Study

Chapter 2 Research Methodology

2.1 Secondary Research

2.2 Primary Research

2.3 Analytic Tools and Model

2.4 Economic Indicator

2.4.1 Base Year, Base Currency, Forecasting Period

2.5 Expert Validation

2.6 Study Timeline

Chapter 3 Market Analysis

3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.2 Porter’s Five Force Analysis

3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.2.3 Threats of Substitutes

3.2.4 Threats of New Entrants

3.2.5 Industry Rivalry

3.3 PESTLE Analysis

3.3.1 Political

3.3.2 Economical

3.3.3 Social

3.3.4 Technological

3.3.5 Legal

3.3.6 Environmental

3.4 SWOT Analysis

3.4.1 Strengths

3.4.2 Weakness

3.4.3 Opportunities

3.4.4 Threats

3.5 Y-O-Y Analyses

Chapter 4 Market Dynamics

4.1. Drivers

4.1.1 Increase in requirement for high data transfer capabilities and high bandwidth

4.1.2 Decrease in consumption of power by using Silicon Photonics Based Transceivers

4.1.3 Increase in Demand for Silicon Photonics Based products in Data Centres

4.2 Restraints

4.2.1 Increase in Risk of thermal effect

4.2.2 On-Chip Laser Integration Complexity

4.3 Opportunities

4.3.1 Raise in Silicon Photonics Applications

4.3.2 Increase in Government funding

4.4 Challenges

4.4.1 High Complexity for Integrating to a Small Circuit

Chapter 5 Silicon Photonics Market – By Product

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Optical Cables

5.3 Transceivers

5.4 Multiplexers

5.5 Radio Frequency Circuit

5.6 Attenuators

Chapter 6 Silicon Photonics Market – By Components

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Optical Waveguides

6.3 Planar Waveguide

6.4 Fibre Waveguide

6.5 Optical Modulator

6.6 Photo Detector

6.7 Laser                     

Chapter 7 Silicon Photonics Market – By Application

7.1 Data Communication

7.2 Telecommunications

7.3 Military, Defense, Aerospace

7.4 Consumer Electronics

7.5 Other

Chapter 8 Silicon Photonics Market – By Geography

8.1 Introduction

8.2 North America

8.2.1 U.S

8.2.2 Canada

8.2.3 Mexico

8.3 Europe

8.3.1 U.K.

8.3.2 Germany

8.3.3 France

8.3.4 Italy

8.3.5 Spain

8.3.6. Others

8.4 APAC

8.4.1 China

8.4.2 Japan

8.4.3 India

8.4.4 Australia & New Zealand

8.4.5 South Korea

8.4.6 Others

8.5 South America

8.5.1 Brazil

8.5.2 Argentina

8.5.3 Others

8.6 Middle East & Africa

8.6.1 Middle East

8.6.2 Africa

Chapter 9 Silicon Photonics Market – Company Profiles

9.1 Aurrion, Inc

9.2 Lightwire Limited

9.3 Fujitsu Ltd.

9.4 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

9.5 Compass-EOS

9.6 Chiral Photonics, Inc.

9.7 IBM Corporation

9.8 Translucent Inc

9.9 DAS Photonics

9.10 Effect Photonics

9.11 SUSS Micro Tec

9.12 Oclaro

9.13 OneChip Photonics

9.14 Intel Corporation

9.15 Cisco Systems, Inc

9.16 IHP Microelectronics

9.17 Sandia

9.18 Mellanox Technologies

Chapter 10 Silicon Photonics Market – Competitive Landscape

10.1. Market Share Analysis

10.2. Strategies Adopted by top companies

10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Collaborations & Agreements

Chapter 11 Market Insights

11.1. Industry Experts Insights

11.2. Analysts Opinions

11.3. Investment Opportunities

Chapter 12 Appendix

12.1 List of Tables

12.2 List of Figures

  • Competitive Analysis in marketing and strategic management is an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors.
  • Monitoring the external and internal factors which affect the market dynamics with the aid of PESTLE analysis.
  • The Regional and Global Variety is taken care of in the report.
  • Year on Year basis generation of revenue is studied.
  • Porter's Five Forces analyze the intensity of competition in an industry and its profitability level.
  • The overview and the sustainability of the market are analyzed through SWOT.
  • DROC is recognized in the current market scenario and see how its effect on market dynamics.
  • The segment-level analysis in terms of type and technology.
  • The value chain analysis, value that's created and captured by a company is the profit margin.Value
  • Created and Captured – Cost of Creating that Value = Margin
  • An executive summary consists of the whole report and the outcome is been given in the report to have brief knowledge about the report.
  • Basis on the depth of the study we approach using analytical tools
  • Expertise investment opportunities are given after analyzing the market to give the organization and the individual to have perfect knowledge about the market.


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