Optical Transceiver Market

Optical Transceiver Companies - Coherent Corp. (US) and INNOLIGHT (China) are the Key Players

The optical transceiver market is valued at USD 13.6 billion in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 25.0 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 13.0% from 2024 to 2029. Factors such as the increasing adoption of smart devices and rise in data traffic, and growing demand for cloud-based services are expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. As the use of smart devices becomes more widespread among individuals and businesses, the need for fast and more reliable data transmission is increasing rapidly. Smartphones alone are becoming more sophisticated, supporting high-definition video streaming, augmented reality applications, and other data-intensive functionalities. This surge in the usage of smart devices results in a higher volume of data traffic crossing networks. This, in turn, creates a high demand for optical transceivers that can handle this data surge efficiently while maintaining low latency.

Key players in the optical transceiver market include Coherent Corp. (US), INNOLIGHT (China), Accelink Technology Co. Ltd. (China), Cisco Systems, Inc. (US), Hisense Broadband, Inc. (China), Lumentum Operations LLC (US), Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan), Broadcom Inc. (US), Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (Japan), and Intel Corporation (US). These companies have employed a variety of growth approaches, such as product launches, partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions, to compete in the optical transceiver market. Partnerships have been the key strategy of players from 2020 to 2023 for expanding their customer base and strengthening their product portfolio.

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Major Optical Transceiver companies include:

  • Coherent Corp. (US)
  • INNOLIGHT (China)
  • Accelink Technology Co. Ltd. (China)
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (US)
  • Hisense Broadband, Inc. (China)
  • Lumentum Operations LLC (US)
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
  • Broadcom Inc. (US)
  • Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (Japan)
  • Intel Corporation (US)

Coherent Corp.

Coherent Corp., formerly II-VI, is a leading manufacturer of photonics and laser systems for a wide range of industries, including industrial, communications, electronics, and instrumentation. It provides laser-based technologies and system solutions for various commercial, industrial, and scientific applications. The company offers beam delivery components, optical fibers, optical transceivers, lasers, and laser systems. Its business is divided into three segments: Networking, Materials, and Laser. The company’s optical transceivers are known for their low signal loss, high bandwidth, and resistance to electromagnetic interference, making them reliable and ideal for high-speed communication over long distances. Coherent Corp. has a strong focus on research & development, allowing it to offer a range of optical transceivers tailored to various applications. This has solidified its position as a leader in the optical transceiver market. Coherent Corp. has achieved significant growth and success through its focus on acquisitions. In July 2022, II-VI Incorporated (US) completed the acquisition of Coherent, Inc. Prior to that, in September 2019, II-VI Incorporated acquired Finisar (US), a prominent supplier of optical components. These acquisitions have greatly expanded the company's product portfolio and technology capabilities, allowing it to enter new markets.


INNOLIGHT is a subsidiary of Shandong Zhongji Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. (China). INNOLIGHT was founded in April 2008 with venture investments from leading venture capital firms in the US and China. The company carries out the business of research, designing, manufacturing, and marketing high-speed optical transceivers. It designs, builds, and markets high-end optical transceivers (10G/25G/40G/100G/200G/400G/800G) for data centers, cloud computing, wireless interconnects, and next-generation SDN networks. Through strategic partnerships and technological advancements, INNOLIGHT has established itself as a prominent player in the optical transceiver market. By teaming up with Tower Semiconductor, a leader in analog semiconductor solutions, INNOLIGHT has utilized Tower's Silicon Photonics process platform (PH18) to create advanced high-speed optical transceivers. This partnership not only allows INNOLIGHT to access Tower's high-volume SiPho platform, which includes a wide range of optical components, but also demonstrates INNOLIGHT's commitment to providing top-notch solutions for AI, data centers, and next-gen telecom networks.

Accelink Technology Co. Ltd

Accelink Technology Co. Ltd. is a pioneer and leader in optoelectronic device R&D. The company operates in four main business segments: Transport, Access, Data, and Others. The company specializes in manufacturing optoelectronic devices for optical communications. Its product range includes chips, components, modules, power amplifiers, power switches, and splitters, as well as transmission and subsystem products. The company has drafted 150 national and industrial telecommunications standards and filed over 1,000 patent applications both at home and abroad. It closely monitors the market and has launched a full range of 25G/100G products, including 25G/32G SFP28 SR; 100G QSFP28 SR4; 100G QSFP28 ESR4; 100G QSFP28 PSM4; 100G QSFP28 CWDM4/CLR4; and 100G QSFP28 LR4. Meanwhile, in terms of ultra-high-speed module layouts, the company has invested heavily in research & development in recent years and is currently developing 200G/400G high-speed products and next-generation platform technologies, such as silicon photonics and hybrid integration, at its North American R&D base. In November 2023, Accelink Technology Co. Ltd. opened a new subsidiary, Phabritek, in Malaysia to manufacture high-end optoelectronic modules and components for advanced communication sectors, such as optical communications.

Hisense Broadband, Inc.

Hisense Broadband, Inc. is the North American division of Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies (HBMT) based in China. With over 20 years of experience, Hisense Broadband, Inc. is a global leader in technology for optical transceivers, active optical cables, ONU BOX, and SET-TOP BOX. The company provides a range of solutions to the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), cable television, data communications network, and consumer electronics markets. The company has R&D centers in Qingdao, Wuhan, and Silicon Valley. It also has sales offices in major cities in the US (Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Jersey), France (La Crau), and China, as well as production bases in Qingdao and Jiangmen, China. Hisense recognizes the crucial role that packaging plays in this transition and positions it as a key differentiator for its optical modules. It pioneers innovative packaging technologies in the optical communication industry, focusing on optimizing electro-optic and photoelectric conversions for high-speed applications like 400G and beyond. Its strategic emphasis on packaging accuracy, consistency, and quality ensures efficient signal transmission and reliability.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is a company that specializes in designing and manufacturing silicon and customized chipsets for high-speed networks. Its innovative products are used in the next generation of data centers and carrier switches. The company's business is divided into two categories: Products and Services. The Products category is further subdivided into Networking, Wireless and Mobility, Security, Collaboration, Data Center, Analytics, Video, IoT, and Software. The Services category is divided into Technical Support and Advanced Services. Cisco Systems, Inc. offers optical transceiver modules used in various networking applications, ranging from campus to data centers to service provider networks. Its pluggable optics innovation, investment, and expertise help reduce the complexity of optical transceiver modules. Its optical transceivers offer high-quality and performance-leading solutions for any network architecture, ensuring reliable connectivity. Cisco Systems, Inc. provides a wide range of transceiver options from 10G to 800G, which are backward compatible for easy migration, thereby meeting various network requirements. These strengths position Cisco Systems, Inc. as a market leader in optical transceivers, providing customers with top-notch performance, reliability, and innovation.

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