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Silicon Photonics Expected to Grow to $600 Million in 2028

Published: 12.19.2023

In a recent report by Yole, the silicon photonics market, valued at US$68 million in 2022, is set to experience an extraordinary surge, projected to exceed US$600 million by 2028 with a CAGR of 44%. The driving force behind this surge lies in the escalating demand for silicon photonics solutions for artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as the growth of data center applications. 

AI and ML have ushered unprecedented computational demands, needing technologies to enable faster data processing and seamless communication. Silicon photonics, with its ability to transmit data at high speeds, has emerged as a key enabler for meeting these demands. As industries increasingly integrate AI and ML into their operations, the silicon photonics market is poised to play a pivotal role in facilitating the efficient and rapid flow of data.

Furthermore, data centers, which are the backbone of cloud computing, storage, and networking, are facing challenges with traditional data transmission technologies like copper-based interconnects. Silicon photonics offers a promising solution to these challenges, as it provides low latency, high bandwidth, and energy efficiency, making it ideal for optimizing data center performance.

Yole's forecast indicates a shift in the silicon photonics market, evolving from a niche segment to industries with substantial economic impact. 

The forecasted CAGR of 44% signals not just a numerical increase but a transformative journey, highlighting the vital role silicon photonics plays in advanced computing and data-driven applications.

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