XAUIMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2007 to 2013

Report # SH29821502 | 244 Pages | 79 Tables and Figures | 2007

XAUI Market Assessment

Check Out these Key Topics!
XAUI Transceiver Market Forecasts and Driving Forces
Backplane Transceiver Market Shares and Forecasts
Optical Interconnects In Servers
XAUI Tyco Interoperability Backplane HM-Zd Adapter
Optical Interconnects Within SMP Servers
High Speed XAUI Interface Market Driving Forces
10GBASE-CX4 Cables
Pre-Emphasis Dynamic Range Requirement Impact
Server Physical Interconnect Hierarchy Mapping To Logical Hierarchy
Industry Standards For 10-Gb/S Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand

Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2007 to 2013

Demand for Internet services, the implementation of broadband and InfiniBand are major backplane transceiver market driving forces. The copper based transceivers are extending their technology life by implementing equalization flexibility to meet conditions needed to extend copper based backplane technology because is less expensive.

A high speed XAUI interface means fewer links are needed to communicate with each other compared to competitive solutions. A 10 Gb/s full duplex interposer device supports up to four 2.5 Gb/s NPUs for full-duplex traffic. It can perform as a single-chip 4 x 2.5 Gb/s switch fabric, while providing excellent QoS support.

Gigabit Ethernet will last for three more years, but InfiniBand is slated to become a replacement technology after that time. With the quantity of information doubling every seven months, there is increasing pressure to improve systems performance and support high speed data transport inside servers and routers, and in the network.

Worldwide XAUI depend on Ethernet switch and router market shipments. These markets are anticipated to have significant growth as broadband penetrates the Internet and wireless handset markets.

The backplane transceiver technology market includes copper based technologies, QSFP (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) transceiver modules for InfiniBand, physical serial products, XAUI, and VCSEL based backplane transceiver products used for the support of network bandwidth growth. The demand for broadband is impacting wireless transport, creating demand for different types of backhaul.

Market growth is expected to be spurred by demand for storage and video capable networks. Higher speeds complement existing infrastructure. Gigabit Ethernet IC markets will drive demand for high-speed communications. Asynchronous IC communications capability provided by crosspoint switches permits design flexibility. Different protocols are supported.

Backplane transceiver markets in dollars at $95.3 million in 2006 are expected to reach $929.5 million by 2013. This growth is in part a result of the fact that the quantity of information is doubling every 7 months.

Companies Profiled
Accelerant Networks
Agere Systems
Analog Devices
Conexant Systems
Dallas Semiconductor
Dune Networks
Lattice Semiconductor
Maxim Integrated Products
National Semiconductor
On Semiconductor
Siemens/Dasan Networks

Report Methodology

This is the 298th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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