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This spreadsheet shows the six-year forecast for silicon photonics (SiPh) optical transceivers. It is based on Ovum's current outlook for the high-speed optical components market along with new research involving interviews with the entire value chain in the datacom and telecom markets.


  • While companies such as Luxtera and Intel have been working on SiPh for more than a decade, commercialization of the technology has not come quickly. Luxtera had its first products released in about 2006 as 40G ones, but it was a small niche at best. Intel has been working on its SiPh transceiver solution for almost as long as Luxtera but has only been shipping its 40G modules since 2015. It has now shipped over 1 million 100G SiPh-based transceivers. The technology is now mainstream and is why we are releasing specific forecasts and market reports.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the portion of the high-speed OC market that is SiPh based. It will help components suppliers identify target markets as well as plan for the future.
  • Identifies SiPh devices by data rate and by market. It compares the SiPh portion of the market to the overall OC transceiver market.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key drivers for the SiPh market?
  • How fast will the SiPh market grow over the forecast period?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Silicon Photonics Forecast: 2018–24