This report analyses the market for semiconductor IC chipsets used in optical transceivers and
related products. The chipsets include laser drivers, CDRs, TIAs and in some cases FEC,
PAM4 and coherent DSP ICs. Demand for 400GbE connectivity inside mega datacenters and
400G DWDM optics on the outside boosted sales of PAM4 and coherent DSP chips in 2019-
2020 and this market segment will continue to grow.
The report analyses the global market for IC chipsets by application, breaking the market down
into CWDM/DWDM, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FTTx, Wireless Fronthaul, AOC, AEC and EOM
segments. PAM4 chips used as on-board re-timers are included in the Ethernet category. It also
includes a database with historical data for 2018-2022 and a 2023-2028 forecast for shipments,
average selling prices and sales revenue from IC chip sets sorted by type of transceivers or
other modules where these are used. It also includes profiles of the leading suppliers of high-
speed optical interface ICs and several Chinese IC companies.
Vladimir Kozlov is the founder and CEO of LIGHTCOUNTING, an optical communications market research company.
LightCounting was established in 2004 with an objective of providing in-depth coverage of market and technologies for high speed optoelectronic interfaces employed in communications. By now, the company employs a team of industry experts and offers comprehensive coverage of optical communications supply chain.
Dr. Kozlov has more than 20 years of experience in optoelectronics, optical communications and market research. Dr. Kozlov held market analyst, product development and research staff positions at RHK Inc., Lucent Technologies and Princeton University.
Dr. Kozlov holds several US patents and has numerous publications in the area of optoelectronics. He received M. Sc. at Moscow State University in Russia and Ph. D in Physics at Brown University in the United States.