Global Silicon Photonics 2014 Report: US$1B Spent in the Past 3 years on Si Photonics Companies' Acquisitions

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Dublin, July 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/swgqfc/silicon_photonics) has announced the addition of the "Global Silicon Photonics 2014 Report: US$1B Spent in the Past 3 years on Si Photonics Companies' Acquisitions" report to their offering.

Silicon photonics is an exciting field that mixes optics, CMOS, MEMS and 3D stacking technologies. Over the past several years, it's become clear that some technical choices will be better than others for successful commercial development:

  • Light source is a big integration challenge. As silicon laser is probably years away from realization, the different approaches are likely to be either attached laser (i.e. Luxtera) or (InP) wafer-to-wafer/die-to-wafer bonding, followed by post-processing (i.e. Intel or Leti).
  • there has also been a shift from monolithic integration for electronic/photonic-to-hybrid integration, since critical dimensions are very different. Today, the favored approach seems to be two-chip hybrid integration (the Cu-pillar from STMicroelectronics, for example), since semiconductors' and photonics' critical dimensions are likely to be at least one order of magnitude different.
  • The fiber choice: multi-mode versus single mode is also on the table.

Silicon photonics is a business opportunity for different player types: OSATs, MEMS firms, semiconductors companies, etc., because it involves different challenges for packaging, optical alignment and electronics integration. The need for very diverse technologies creates a need for different packaging/micro-machining/manufacturing approaches.

In this report, analysts forecast the Si photonics market for four different applications: HPC, future-generation optical data centers, telecom and others (including sensors, medical and consumer).


Key Topics Covered:

1. About the authors

2. Why this report?

3. List of companies cited in the report

4. What is new compared to 2012 release

5. What we got right, what we got wrong

6. Executive Summary

7. 2012-2014 Breaking news in Si Photonics

8. Rationale for Si Photonics

9. Si Photonics building blocks

10. Laser source integration

11. Photonic interposers to intra-chips

12. Packaging & integration challenges

13. 2013-2024 Si Photonics market forecast

14. Applications description

15. Players

16. Molex AOC case study: reverse engineering & cost structure

17. Financial analysis

18. Transactions & investments in Si photonics

19. Conclusions

Appendices


Companies Mentioned:

  • 3S Photonics
  • Acacia
  • ADVA
  • Aifotec
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Altera
  • Altera
  • Altis Semiconductor
  • Amazon
  • Amicra
  • Amkor
  • AML
  • AMS Technologies
  • ASE
  • Aurrion
  • Avago Technologies
  • Bandwidth10
  • Besi
  • BinOptics
  • Cadence
  • Calient
  • Caliopa
  • CEA Leti
  • Chiral Photonics
  • Cisco
  • Cogo
  • ColorChip
  • CompassEOS
  • Corning
  • CoreOptics
  • Cray
  • CyOptics
  • DAS Photonics
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • EFFECT Photonics
  • Enablence
  • ePIXfab
  • EuroPIC
  • EVGroup
  • Facebook
  • FCI
  • Ficontec
  • Finetech
  • Fraunhofer HHI
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Fujitsu
  • Ghent University
  • IHP Microelectronics
  • Fujitsu
  • Georgia Tech
  • Genalyte
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES
  • Google
  • Helios
  • HP Labs
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • III-V labs
  • IME (A*STAR)
  • IMEC
  • Infinera
  • Intel
  • IPKISS
  • IPT
  • IQE
  • JePPIX
  • Kaiam
  • KAIST
  • Kotura
  • Lightwire
  • LioniX
  • Luceda
  • Luxtera
  • Mellanox
  • MergeOptics
  • Micron
  • Mindspeed
  • MIT
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Molex
  • Mühlbauer
  • Nanosystec
  • NeoPhotonics
  • Newport
  • NTT
  • Nvidia
  • Oclaro
  • OneChip Photonics
  • OpSIS
  • Optocap
  • Oracle
  • Palomar
  • Panasonic
  • PECST
  • Phoenix
  • Photline Technologies
  • Ranovus
  • Rice University
  • Rockley Photonics
  • Samtec
  • Sandia National Labs
  • Seagate
  • SEH
  • Semprius
  • SET
  • Sharp
  • Simgui
  • Skorpios Technologies
  • STMicroelectronics
  • SUN Microsystems
  • SUSS MicroTec
  • Synos
  • TE Connectivity
  • TEL
  • Teraxion
  • Toray
  • TSMC
  • Tyndall University
  • u2t Photonics
  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • UCSB
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Stanford
  • USConec
  • VLC Photonics
  • Wentworth Laboratories
  • Xilinx
  • XiO Photonics
  • Xyratex
  • Zarlink


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