Wednesday, 24 September 2014

“Silicon Photonics” - a much needed technology for the manufacturers

Allied Market Research’s new report titled, “Global Silicon Photonics Sensor Market (Products, Application, Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2012 – 2020” analyzes the global silicon market to provide a useful piece of information for the related businesses. It gives insights into the global market trends, applications, factors of growth, forecast, etc.

Silicon Photonics involve the study of photonic systems using silicon as the optical medium to process, generate, transmit and manipulate data with a higher efficiency between microchips. Silicon photonics technology transmits data with faster speed, consuming less power and low cost. Thus, manufactures across the globe are adopting this technology in order to increase processing and computational abilities of the data centers.

High reflective index in silicon photonics make it difficult to engineer small devices. Also, some of this technology (silicon photonics) based devices would experience problems related to thermal effect. Aforementioned factors could hamper the adoption of this technology. However, to maintain the competitive edge, manufactures are in inclined to invest in the silicon photonics technology.

Key players in the market are Hewlett-Packard Co, Finisar corporation,  IBM Corp, Phoenix Software, Oracle Corporation, Luxtera, Inc., Das Photonics, 3s Photonics, Mellanox Technologies,  and Infinera, Inc