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Report: InfiniBand Active Cable Market Grows

BRIGHTON, Mass. -- ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLES (AOC) have created considerable buzz” in the optical connectivity business over the past year. Active Optical Cables Market Report 2009, IGI's first report on the AOC market, examines several market segments that are expected to generate significant business growth over the next five years. The report includes fifteen separate market segment forecasts, covering four platform types, four bus standards, and five platform categories. It contains over 245 figures and tables. According to the report, cumulative cable revenue is expected to exceed $8.9 billion! (US) from 2009 through 2013 just for the application segments included in this report. Single-year revenue is expected to grow from the present-year level of

Total AOC counts identified in this report should exceed 2 million units in 2009, growing to over 74 million units by 2013. Growth in the overall AOC forecast should generate better supplier cost efficiency both at the AOC OEM cable providers and with their underlying material supplier communities.

Several key high-volume applications segments were chosen for this report. Emphasis was given to ones with products using digital electronic interfaces running either at or above 5Gbps, as well as those demanding extended cable lengths beyond 2-5 meters at these speeds.

IGI Group Inc.