COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- ElectroniCast predicts 9 percent growth for electronically-variable fiber optic attenuators in 2008, with a predicted global consumption of $136 million.
The new study, Fiber Optic Attenuator Global Market Forecast (2006-2012, compares fixed VOA used in in-lline and panel-mount applications, with emerging solid-state EVOA devices. Stephen Montgomery, president of ElectroniCast Asia Pacific, said that EVOAs still face a higher ASP than fixed devices, as well as a problem of resetting to zero during power losses. However. they have faster tuning speeds and uninterrupted inline adjustment compared to manually-controlled VOAs.
The study shows a $65.5 million EVOA market in 2006, and a $72.7 million market last year. By 2012, the EVOA global market will reach $153.4 million, the study predicted.