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IGI bullish on plastic optical fiber market

June 6, 2014  

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IGI Consulting, Inc. has released a major update of its report on the plastic optical fiber (POF) Market – “Plastic Optical Fiber Market & Technology Assessment Study – 2014 Edition.” Developments in the past several years, the research firm said, have propelled POF as a leading contender with copper wire for high speed data and video applications.

Based on recent developments in the industrial controls, consumer electronics, and automotive applications, IGI forecasts major growth and opportunities in the POF market.

IGI said major factors behind this sharp increase in market demand are the need for lower-cost interconnections, increased performance requirements (higher speeds), introduction of digital electronics, electromagnetic noise and interference, and the development of standards.

According to Dr. Hui Pan, author of the report, new technological developments in sources, connectors, and fibers are expanding the bandwidth-distance limits of POF into new applications.

“After many years of playing second fiddle to the glass optical fiber business, POF is now starting to get the recognition it deserves,” he said in a release. “Some are even saying that POF could be a disruptive technology.”

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