Global Optoelectronics Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Dec 2016
  • Pages: 91
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This market research report identifies some of the key players like Cree, GE Lighting, Sony, LG Innotek, and Lumileds Lighting in the global optoelectronics market. This research report also presents a detailed segmentation of the market by product (LED, image sensor, laser diode, optical isolator, and optical switches) and geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

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Overview of the global optoelectronics market

The global optoelectronics market report predicts the market to grow at a CAGR of close to 17% by  2021. The growing penetration of smartphones and tablets across the globe is leading to high growth in mobile data traffic across the globe and accounts for one of the primary factors for the growth in the optoelectronics market. The requirement for high Ethernet speed owing to the advancements in the fiber-based broadband internet connections is another essential factor influencing demand for optoelectronics. Technologies such as cloud-based applications, especially those used for data centers catering to several enterprises, which offers services to the internet-based technology firms such as Google and Facebook, have high demand. With the increasing role of optoelectronics in a massive amount of data transmission across the globe, the market will witness steady growth during the forecast period.

The emergence of IoT across all applications including electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity is a major optoelectronics market trend. With the growing use of connected devices because of IoT, the bandwidth requirements have also increased significantly. The laser bandwidth capacity of the optimized multimode fiber of OM3 and OM4 categories of gigabit transmission outmatches the electrical bandwidth capacity of all five generations of copper cabling from Cat 3 through to Cat 7. With high internet connection speed, several vendors are focusing on the development of IoT for various applications, resulting in the growing demand for optoelectronics in the coming years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Intense competition prevails in the global optoelectronics market due to the presence of existing vendors and high growth potential of the market. The high concentration of vendors in the market has led to price wars, while several vendors are focusing on increasing their investments in research activities to strengthen their customer base. The strong presence of the established vendors and constant product innovations have restricted the entry of new players in the market. 

According to the optoelectronics market analysis, the leading vendors in the market are -

  • Cree
  • GE Lighting
  • LG Innotek
  • Lumileds Lighting
  • Samsung
  • Seoul Semiconductor
  • Sony
  • OmniVision
  • Canon
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Coherent
  • IPG Photonics
  • ROFIN-SINAR Technologies
  • AC Photonics
  • AFW Technologies
  • Agiltron
  • Aistana
  • AFOP
  • DK Photonics Technology
  • FOCI Fiber Optic Communications
  • General Photonics
  • Opto-Link
  • Thorlabs
  • SENKO Advanced Components

Other prominent vendors in the optoelectronics market include Dialight, Eaton, Emerson Electric, Everlight Electronics, Lite-On, MLS Electronics, Toshiba Lighting and Technology, Toyoda Gosei, Galaxy Core, Toshiba, STMicroelectronics, Nikon, Pixelplus, Pixart Imaging, Egismos Technology, Finisar, Hamamatsu, Photonics, JDS Uniphase, Jenoptik, Newport, OSI Laser Diode, ProPhotonix, Sharp, Accelink Technologies, AOC Technologies, Ascentta, Edmund Optics, Electro-Optics Technology, Integrated Photonics, Kyocera, and Microwave Photonics Systems.


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Product segmentation and analysis of the optoelectronics market

  • LED
  • Image sensor
  • Laser diode
  • Optical isolator
  • Optical switches

The LED market will witness steady growth over the forecast period with the higher adoption of smart lighting systems, increased requirement for power-efficient lighting systems across different industries, and growing concern over depletion of non-renewable sources of power. The growing demand for LED lights from the residential segment and street lights in the general lighting segment will augment the demand for LEDs during the forecast period. Also, some of the major upcoming events such as the FIFA World Cup 2018 will also lead to the surging demand for LED floodlights and LED luminaires. The manufacturers are expected to come up with UV LED and IR LED lights in the coming years, further contributing to the growth of this market segment.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the optoelectronics market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In 2016, APAC held the highest optoelectronics market share. This will continue to maintain its lead in the market over the next four years. APAC leads the global market due to the high consumption of LED, image sensors and optical isolators in countries such as China, which uses them to manufacture fiber optic components and devices. The constantly growing demand for fiber optic components from countries like China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan will further increase the consumption of optoelectronics in the region.

 Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global optoelectronics market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global optoelectronics market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global optoelectronics market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global optoelectronics market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global optoelectronics market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by product

  • Market overview
  • LED
  • Optical isolator
  • Image sensor
  • Laser diode
  • Optical switches

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Optoelectronics market in APAC
  • Optical isolator market in Americas
  • Optical isolator market in EMEA

PART 08: Market drivers

  • Growing adoption of LED for lighting due to government subsidies and projects undertaken
  • Growing popularity of fiber optics
  • Growing data center construction demanding advanced cabling for server connections

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

  • Challenges associated with deployment of fiber optics
  • Different architecture requirements
  • Oversupply of LED chips from China

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

  • Emergence of IoT
  • Upcoming technological trends in LED
  • Migration to wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) architecture

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • LED
  • Vendor landscape
  • Image sensors
  • High competition
  • Vendor landscape
  • Laser diode
  • Vendor landscape
  • Optical isolators

PART 14: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

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  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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