I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations

Disclaimers

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics

Product Definitions and Scope of Study

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.OUTLOOK

Global AOC Market – A Prelude

Key Growth Drivers in a Nutshell

Data Centers to Lead Demand

Opportunities Beyond Data Centers

2.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW & TRENDS

Active Optical Cables – An Introduction

Advantages of Active Optical Cables

Applications of AOCs

List of Major Applications of AOC

Active Optical Cable Market to Surge

AOCs Subvert Copper Cables’ Demand

Comparison between AOC and Copper Cables

Need for Higher Data Speeds: A Key Growth Driver

AOC Market Largely Driven by InfiniBand Protocol

Growing Prominence of AOCs in Non-Data Center Applications

Demand from Digital Signage to Surge

AOC Market Moving Towards HDMI and Consumer Electronics Segments

100 Gbps AOCs and Beyond - Gaining Ground

QSFP or CXP – Where Do the Opportunities Lie

Increasing Demand for Ultrabend Fiber & Cable and AOCs

Increasing Prevalence of High-Speed HDMI AOC Models

Rise in AOC Market Boosts VCSELs Consumption

Table 1: VCSEL Consumption in AOC Production for Years 2011-2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Ethernet Protocol Market – High Potential for Growth

Telecom Sector Shifts towards High Capacity & Faster Optical Networks

A Peek into the Explosive Growth of Global IP Traffic

Table 2: Worldwide Active Broadband (Fixed & Mobile) Per 100 People (2013): Breakdown by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 3: Global Consumer Internet Traffic (2009 - 2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 4: Worldwide Internet Usage (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Users by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 5: Global Penetration of Broadband Services by Geographic Region (2013): Fixed and Mobile Broadband Subscriptions as % of Regional Population (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Rising Significance of Mobile Devices in Internet Traffic – A Growing Opportunity

Table 6: Worldwide Smartphone Penetration Rate by Geographic Region (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 7: Global Market for Smartphones (2013E & 2017): Breakdown of Sales (in Million Units) by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Key Statistics

Table 8: Global AOC Market by Application across HDMI and DisplayPort Bus Types (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Units for HDMI and DisplayPort (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 9: Global AOC Market by Cable Speed across HDMI and DisplayPort Bus Types (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Units for 20Gbps and 10Gbps (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Competitive Scenario

List of Major Optical Cable Suppliers by Protocol

Growing Competition from the Chinese Manufacturers

Regulatory Arena

List of Major Standards for Optical Fiber Cables

List of Major Standards in the Cabling Industry

List of Parameters Tested for Functional Criteria of an Active Optical Cable assembly

3.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Definition

AOC Assembly and Functioning

Origin

Advantages of AOC

AOC Assemblies:

List of Bus Interfaces or Protocols

4.END-USE APPLICATION OVERVIEW

Digital Signage

Data Center

PC Interconnect

Home Theater

5.PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES

A3CUBE Launches RONNIE 2S NIC for High Speed AOC Applications

Fujitsu Unveils QSFP28 Active Optical Cable

TE Connectivity Introduces Coolbit Optical Engine System

Amphenol Corporation Launches 3M’s AOC Assemblies Online

FCI Unveils Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cables

Molex Launches iPass High-Density AOCs

Fiberstore Launches 120G CXP AOC

Fujikura Unveils 56Gbps QSFP Active Optical Cable

Hitachi Cable America Launches 100m Optical Active HDMI Assembly

Hitachi Cable Introduces New HDMI Cables for Digital Signage

Chromis Fiberoptics Introduces Low Cost HDMI Active Optical Cable

C2G Launches HDMI Solution Based on AOC

Ensphere Launches Thunderbolt AOC

Sumitomo Electric Rolls Out Samples of Optical Thunderbolt Cable

EMCORE Unveils 120 Gbps CXP AOC

3M Introduces New AOC Assembly Solutions Range

FCI Unveils XLerate High Speed I/O Active Optical Cable Assembly

6.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Cypress Semiconductor Enters into Collaboration with EverPro

Chromis Fiberoptics, Unive, Silicon Line and Vixar Enter into Partnership

VIA Collaborates with Various Companies to Launch USB 3.0 AOCs

7.FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3M Company (US)

Amphenol Corporation (US)

Amphenol High Speed Interconnects (US)

Apple, Inc. (US)

Avago Technologies (US)

Chromis Fiberoptics, Inc. (US)

Emcore Corporation (US)

FCI SA (France)

Fiberon Technologies, Inc. (US)

Finisar Corporation (US)

Fujikura Ltd. (Japan)

Gevista Technology Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)

Gigalight Shenzhen Technology Co. Ltd. (China)

Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (Japan)

Molex, Inc. (US)

Reflex Photonics, Inc. (US)

Samtec, Inc. (US)

Siemon Company (US)

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan)

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations U.S.A., Inc. (US)

TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland)

Universal Microelectronics Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)

8.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 10: World Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 11: World Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2010, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 13: World Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables by Application - Digital Signage, Data Centers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 14: World Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables by Application - Digital Signage, Data Centers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for Active Optical Cables by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Digital Signage, Data Centers and Other Markets for Years 2010, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1.THE UNITED STATES

A. Market Analysis

Outlook

Quintessential Market Drivers

Focus on Rural Broadband Networks

Greater Need for Mobility of Media

Personalization of Time

Multimedia and Internet Drive Data Usage

Product Launches

Strategic Corporate Developments

Select Players

B. Market Analytics

Table 16: US Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 17: US Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.CANADA

Market Analysis

Table 18: Canadian Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

i>Table 19: Canadian Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.JAPAN

A. Market Analysis

Outlook

Product Launches

Select Players

B. Market Analytics

Table 20: Japanese Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 21: Japanese Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4.EUROPE

Market Analysis

Table 22: European Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region/ Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 23: European Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 24: European 11-Year Perspective for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2010, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a.FRANCE

A. Market Analysis

Outlook

FCI SA – A Key Player

B. Market Analytics

Table 25: French Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 26: French Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b.GERMANY

Market Analysis

Table 27: German Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 28: German Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4c.ITALY

Market Analysis

Table 29: Italian Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 30: Italian Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d.THE UNITED KINGDOM

Market Analysis

Table 31: UK Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 32: UK Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e.SPAIN

Market Analysis

Table 33: Spanish Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 34: Spanish Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4f.RUSSIA

Market Analysis

Table 35: Russian Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 36: Russian Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4g.REST OF EUROPE

A. Market Analysis

Outlook

Product Launch

Key Player

B. Market Analytics

Table 37: Rest of Europe Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 38: Rest of Europe Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5.ASIA-PACIFIC

Market Analysis

Table 39: Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region/Country - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 40: Asia-Pacific Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region/ Country - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 41: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Active Optical Cables by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2010, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5a.CHINA

A. Market Analysis

Outlook

Product Launch

Gigalight Shenzhen Technology Co. Ltd. – A Significant Player

B. Market Analytics

Table 42: Chinese Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 43: Chinese Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5b.REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

A. Market Analysis

Outlook

Indian Active Optical Cables Market on Expansion Mode

Product Launch

Strategic Corporate Development

Key Players

B. Market Analytics

Table 44: Rest of Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 45: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6.REST OF WORLD

A. Market Analysis

Outlook

B. Market Analytics

Table 46: Rest of World Current & Future Analysis for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 47: Rest of World Recent Past Review for Active Optical Cables Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2010 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 56 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 64)

The United States (28)

Canada (1)

Japan (5)

Europe (7)

- France (1)

- Germany (1)

- The United Kingdom (2)

- Spain (1)

- Rest of Europe (2)

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (22)

Middle East (1)