Active Optical Cables: Market Opportunities and Forecast
Active Optical Cables (AOC) have created considerable “buzz” in the optical connectivity business over the past year. According to a recent market research report published by Information Gatekeepers, cumulative AOC cable revenue is expected to exceed $8.9 billion from 2009 through 2013. Single-year revenue is expected to grow from the present-year level of <$100 million to over $1.3 billion in 2010, then up to over $2.4 billion by 2013. Total AOC counts should exceed 2 million units in 2009, growing to over 74 million units by 2013.