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Competitive Landscape: Data Center Interconnect Semiconductors, 10/40GbE and InfiniBand, Worldwide, 2013

Published: 18 August 2014

ID: G00264137

Analyst(s): Sergis Mushell


As rising data throughput requirements drive migration from 1 Gbps speeds to 10 Gbps and beyond, Intel is expanding its share of the GbE market, while Broadcom, Emulex, Mellanox Technologies and QLogic are capitalizing on opportunities in FCoE, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Cloud Computing and Virtualization Will Drive Port Speeds Beyond 10GbE by 2017
    • Intel's Grantley Platform May Change the GbE Market Dynamic
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • 10GbE Continues to Be Intel's Domain Through 2016
    • The 40/100GbE Segment Will Be Subject to Fierce Competition and a Race to Market by 2017
    • InfiniBand and FCoE Markets Will Be Served by a Few Niche Players
    • Market Maturity Will Lead to Merger and Acquisition Activities and Intellectual Property Buyouts
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Intel
    • Broadcom
    • QLogic
    • Emulex
    • Mellanox Technologies
  • References and Methodology

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