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Growth of Optoelectronic/Fiber Optic Packages Predicted
Nov 2001
SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 7 -- Global consumption of optoelectronic and fiber optic component packages will grow from $407 million in 2000 to $1.12 billion in 2005, according to ElectroniCast's Optoelectronic Packages and Packaging Forecast. Standard packages (including TO can, butterfly and others) represented 42 percent of 2000 consumption at $171 million, growing to $437 million or a 39 percent value share in 2005, as illustrated below.

Fiber Optic/Optoelectronic Global Device and Component/Transceiver Package Consumption -- courtesy of Electronicast

"The rapid growth of custom package consumption will be driven significantly by multifiber transceiver packages -- up to 256-fiber links -- for VCSEL-based telecom transceivers," said Jeff Montgomery, ElectroniCast founder and chairman. "The continuing strong drives toward greater miniaturization and increased automated assembly/test will have a major impact on package designs."

The forecast includes markets and competitive analysis, including North American consumption of optoelectronic packages, segmented by merchant market and captive production, analyzed for 2000 and forecasted for years 2001-2005. Competitive market shares are estimated, and competitor profiles are provided. For the full report, visit

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