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10GBase-T Field Narrows, but Competition Remains Fierce, Heavy Reading Finds

December 11, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –The integration of controller/MAC and PHY devices is presenting both challenges and opportunities to 10GBase-T PHY vendors and adapter vendors with controller/MAC solutions. The number of 10GBase-T vendors has dropped, but the competition is just as intense, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Components Insider (www.heavyreading.com/commchip), a paid research service of Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).

10GBase-T Hits the Streets details and analyzes 10GBase-T PHY devices, controller/MAC devices and 10GBase-T adapters, identifying the key requirements and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers and users. It also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility. It covers more than 40 devices and adapters and profiles 10 vendors in this important market.

For a complete list of companies covered in this report, http://img.lightreading.com/cci/pdf/cci1212_companies.pdf

“Global Internet traffic continues to grow rapidly with video services driving exponential growth in both broadband and wireless networks,” says Simon Stanley, research analyst for Heavy Reading Components Insider and author of the report. “A growing number of users are choosing 10GBase-T interfaces with twisted pair cables in place of SFP+ modules and optical cables.”

When the first 10GBase-T PHYs started shipping there were several start-ups developing 10GBase-T solutions, Stanley says. “Following significant consolidation, semiconductor vendors continue to make significant investments, including lower power devices for 10GBase-T using 28nm technology,” he adds. “The success of vendors and the 10GBase-T market in general will depend on the 40nm devices and solutions covered in this report and on a successful transition to 28nm for the next generation of 10GBase-T PHY and integrated controller/MAC and 10GBase-T PHY devices.”

Key findings of 10GBase-T Hits the Streets include the following:

  • 10GBase-T demand is driven by the shift to Intel Romley processors in server platforms.
  • High-density 48-port switches are enabled by the latest quad-port 10GBase-T PHY devices.
  • Integrated controller/MAC with single- or dual-port 10GBase-T PHY is driving down the cost of 10GE adapters and LOM modules.
  • 40nm PHYs are delivering per-port power consumption <2W for 10m connections.
  • 28nm solutions are expected to further drive down power consumption and latency.
  • Significant consolidation has taken place, with Aquantia now the only 10GBase-T startup.
  • The industry is investing in next-generation products, including 28nm devices and solutions for 40GE.

10GBase-T Hits the Streets is available as part of an annual single-user subscription (6 issues per year) to Heavy Reading Components Insider, priced at $1,595. Individual reports are available for $900 (single-user license).

For more information about Heavy Reading Components Insider, please visit: www.heavyreading.com/commchip. For more information about other Heavy Reading Insider research services, please visit: www.heavyreading.com/research.

To request a free executive summary of the report, or for details on multi-user licensing options, please contact:

Jeff Geddes
Account Manager, Heavy Reading
303-997-9135
jeff.geddes@ubm.com

Press/analyst contact:
Jennifer Baker
Marketing Director, Light Reading Communications Network
617-747-4110
jennifer.baker@ubm.com

About Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com)
Heavy Reading is an independent research organization offering deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors. Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry’s most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the global telecom industry. As a telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lrcn.com), Heavy Reading contributes to the only integrated business information platform serving the global communications industry.

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