Demand will soon rise for embedded optical-waveguide-based backplanes versus enhanced electrical copper based solutions, according to a report from Research and Markets, an analyst firm in Dublin, Ireland.
The report is called Electrical & Optical Backplanes-A Worldwide Market and Technology Review 2005-2010.
Over the last two years the backplane industry has gone through some of the most dramatic structural and technological changes it has ever experienced, and the supply industry’s structure has changed to reveal new technological opportunities, the report states.
This report reviews current and forecasted demand for backplanes, emerging applications, and interconnect technologies, including issues like: the current size and projected growth rate of the backplane market worldwide in five years; emerging applications that will require advanced backplane technologies; how the mix of standard and proprietary backplane designs will change over the next five years; copper interconnect that will extend beyond 10 gigabits per second; requirements for optical backplanes; and emerging opportunities for suppliers of materials, process equipment and assembly/test services. For more information, see www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c25933.