New CIR Report Predicts That Chip-Level Optical Interconnect Market Will Generate $520 million in Revenues by 2019

According to a newly released report from industry analyst firm CIR, the addressable market for chip-level optical interconnects could eventually run into billions of units and revenues in this market will total almost $520 million by 2019 going on to reach $1.02 billion by 2021.

Charlottesville, VA, USA (October 7, 2013) -- According to a newly released report from industry analyst firm CIR, the addressable market for chip-level optical interconnects could eventually run into billions of units and revenues in this market will total almost $520 million by 2019 going on to reach $1.02 billion by 2021. The new report is titled "Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast - 2013 to 2020 Volume II: On-Chip and Chip-to-Chip" and continues the firm's coverage of this market dating back to 2009.

Further details of the report are available at

The report covers four kinds of chip-level interconnect: optical engines, photonic integrated circuit (PIC)-based interconnects, silicon photonics and free-space optics. It includes nine-year (volume and value) forecasts with breakouts by active components along with fiber and waveguide transmission media. Compound semiconductor, silicon and polymer waveguides are covered, as are VCSELs, silicon lasers and quantum dot lasers. In addition, the report contains assessments of the latest business and technology strategies in the chip-level optical interconnect space.

Companies discussed in this report include Avago, Cisco, Corning, Dow Chemical, Dow-Corning, DuPont, Finisar, Fujitsu, Furukawa, IBM, Intel, Juniper, Kotura, Micron, Novellus, Optical Interlinks, QD Laser, Reflex Photonics, Samtec, Sumitomo, TeraXion, Tokyo Electron, ULM Photonics, and VI Systems.

This report is a follow on to a previously issued report, "Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast - 2013-2020. [Vol. I Board-to-Board and Rack-Based]" that the firm issued in August. Details of that report are available at:

From the Report:

The growing popularity of parallel computing, and the arrival of multicore processors and 3D chips are leading to data traffic jams both on-chip and chip-to-chip. However, CIR's report believes that these trends are also creating opportunities for chip-level optical interconnects.

Avago, Finisar, IBM and Samtec have all proposed optical engines for chip-level interconnect. These miniaturized optical assemblies are currently the most mature technology available for this application and will generate revenues of $235 million in 2019. However, with their attached connectors and heat sinks, optical engines may prove too large for complex optical interconnection environments, such as in the coming generation of Exascale supercomputers.

Meanwhile, the arrival of multicore processors and 3D chips means that computer power now depends on how fast each CPU can talk to each other and to memory devices. So reliable, low-loss, high-speed interconnects between chips then becomes crucial. Interconnect data rate requirements could reach hundreds of times what they currently.

Because of the limitations of optical engines, there are emerging opportunities for compact PIC- based interconnect devices based on indium phosphide and gallium arsenide. CIR says these opportunities will generate $120 million in 2019 increasing to $275 million by 2021. However, bonding PIC interconnects onto a silicon processor or memory chip is both technically challenging and expensive. So far, only a few PIC and VCSEL technology companies have pursued the interconnect opportunity.

Although silicon photonics has compelling advantages, firms - especially Intel -- have struggled for years to make active optical devices using silicon. A breakthrough in silicon laser technology would be the single most important development in optical interconnects allowing the full integration of both electronic information processing and optical integration. Faster VCSELs will also be important for the development of chip-level optical interconnect. Several firms and research institutes have announced high-speed VCSELs, operating all the way up to 55 Gbps, although such lasers await extensive commercialization. Quantum dot-enhanced VCSELs have also been proposed and these, too, may have applications in interconnection.

About CIR:

Communications Industry Researchers has been publishing hype-free industry analysis of the high-speed optical networking market for more than 20 years. It has recently published reports on rack-level and board-to-board optical interconnection and on active optical cabling. Visit for a full listing of CIR's reports and other services.

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Edgar Perez at HFT Forum Chicago on U.S. Debt Default, The Economic Calamity Unlike Anything Before

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 Chicago, "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges", October 8, at UBS Conference Center.

New York City, NY, USA (October 7, 2013) -- The last time Congress was gridlocked over the extension of the debt ceiling, August 2011, repo rates rose as money-market funds pulled back because they didn't want the risk of holding a security in default. What are the consequences of a potential U.S. default on its debt? Mr. Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, will provide the keynote speech "U.S. Debt Default, The Economic Calamity Unlike Anything The World Has Ever Seen", at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 Chicago, "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges" (, forum that will provide investors and speed traders on October 8 with the most up-to-date review of where this ever-changing industry stands through an inspiring keynote speeches and thought-provoking panels with leaders in the field.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading and author of The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (, and Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets ( He is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai), and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He contributes regularly to The New York Times and China's Sina Finance and International Finance News.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School's Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor's Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC's Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS's Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV's Market Makers, CNN en Español's Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN's Business Day, CCTV China,,, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia's Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu,, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing,, 360doc, AH Radio,, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities,,, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News,, International Finance News,,,, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 Chicago is produced by Golden Networking (, the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to

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SocialJobWorking™ Combines The Power of Print, Digital and Social Media for Recruitment

More than 50 Newspapers In US Now Offer The Leading Edge Tool.

Austin, TX, USA (October 7, 2013) -- Cross-Post, LLC announced today that more than fifty newspapers in the United States are now offering the SocialJobWorking™ solution. The SocialJobWorking™ product, first deployed in mid 2012, combines the power of print, digital and social media to enhance employer recruitment advertisements and responses.

"Social Media Recruiting is so hot in this marketplace. Nearly everyone with a smartphone or tablet computer will use mobile/social to look for a job at one time or another." noted Carl Braun, CEO of Cross-Post, LLC.

Forbes Magazine says that 90% of all employers have used social media to recruit job candidates.

The SocialJobWorking™ product optimizes the employer posting using leading edge software developed by It connects the job posting with print and digital recruitment advertising offered by leading newspapers. The result is a highly effective recruitment campaign that delivers solid results.

"Rarely does one resource provide all of the tools you need to complete an effective recruitment campaign. By using SocialJobWorking™ from your local newspaper, you can maximize your exposure across most mediums used by candidates to search for jobs." said John Fujii, President and COO of Cross-Post LLC.

With dozens of newspapers deploying the tool in the US, the results have been impressive. Click thru rates are averaging more than thirty applicants per posting and newspapers like the Las Vegas Review Journal, The Washington Post, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Oklahoman and others have all seen outstanding results.

In a recent two-week study conducted by one Cross-Post, LLC client, five hundred postings to SocialJobWorking™ resulted in more than 30,000 clicks/applicants. That is nearly four times the national average for all job postings.

In an article recently published by, Susan Quinn, Multi-Media Recruitment Advertising Manager at the Milwaukee Journal/JSJobs said, [with SocialJobWorking™] "We now have the ability to give our clients an easy, cost-effective solution to incorporate social media into employers' recruitment strategy".

SocialJobWorking™ leverages more than 11,000 category and specific job channels in the US and hundreds in Canada. It places client job postings on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn along with dozens of search engines and mobile job search applications including the mobile app that uses augmented reality.

"Targeted social media recruitment combined with print and digital/niche advertising is the most powerful recruitment tool available to employers today in North America." added Braun.

Carl Braun
Cross-Post LLC
PO BOX 5425, Petaluma, CA 94955
Tel: 619-575-6577