Upper Lake, CA (USA) – November 8, 2010 ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market/technology consultancy, today announced the release of a new market research study of the global consumption of Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) splitters used in Fiber Optic Communication Networks.

According to ElectroniCast, the global consumption value of component-level PLC splitter compact devices was $312 million in 2009. During the 2009-2014 timeline, the consumption value is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 11.4 percent, reaching $535 million in 2014 (see Figure).

This ElectroniCast study report provides a detailed market forecast of the global consumption of planar lightwave circuit (PLC) splitters. The report details the 2009 consumption and forecast to 2014 of PLC splitters by product-level (level of fabrication), in selected optical communication applications.   There are actually three (3) separate market forecasts: PLC Splitter Chips, Compact Devices, and Modules.

“PLC splitters are critical components to the overall success of bringing Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks by allowing a single passive optical network (PON) interface to be shared among many subscribers,” said Stephen Montgomery, President of International Business at ElectroniCast Consultants.

This market forecast report is available immediately from ElectroniCast Consultants. For detailed information on this or other services provided by ElectroniCast, please contact Theresa Hosking, Marketing/Sales; [email protected]

(Telephone/USA: 707/275-9397)

ElectroniCast Consultants – www.electronicast.com specializes in forecasting trends in technology forecasting, markets and applications forecasting, strategic planning and consulting. ElectroniCast Consultants, as a technology-based independent forecasting firm, serves industrial companies, trade associations, government agencies, communications and manufacturing companies, as well as the investment/financial community.  Reduction of the risk of major investment decisions is the main benefit provided.  ElectroniCast Consultants’ goal is to understand the challenges and opportunities facing clients and to provide timely, accurate information for strategic planning.