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VCSEL Market

Market Insights on VCSEL covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

VCSEL Market By Contract Type (Smart Legal Contracts, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) Contracts), Enterprise Size (Small & Medium Enterprise (SMEs), Large Enterprise), Industry (IT & Telecom, BFSI, Logistics & Transportation, Hospitality) & Region - Forecast 2021 - 2031

VCSEL Market Overview

VCSEL (Vertical-cavity Surface-emitting Laser) market is set to witness steady growth during 2021-2031. One of the major growth drivers for the VCSEL market happens to be the growing adoption of 3D sensing applications in smartphones coupled with rise in market investment for VCSEL manufacturing.

Furthermore, due to increasing applications in in-cabin monitoring and LiDAR, automotive industry offers substantial growth opportunities for VCSEL suppliers.

What is Driving Demand for VCSEL?

Major factors driving the growth of VCSELs happen to be the increasing 3D sensing applications in smartphones. 3D camera sensing makes use of a dot projector, flood illuminator, and proximity sensor which are all based on laser components of VCSEL. Hence, increasing implementation of 3D sensing applications in smartphones is fueling the market growth.

Moreover, VCSELs offer numerous advantages, such as optical efficiency, relatively low cost, wavelength stability, low power consumption, and higher modulating rates. Such factors have resulted in an upsurge in the adoption of VCSELs in 3D sensing applications in the market.

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Multimode is Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR in the VCSEL market by Type

The multimode VCSEL segment is anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR over the forecast period. Multimode VCSELs are primarily being used for 3D sensing applications. Moreover, multimode VCSELs are capable of offering higher data transmission rates over short reach as more than one optical mode is permitted inside the laser cavity.

Owing to their flexibility and wider application areas, the market for multimode type VCSEL is anticipated to hold the largest market share. Multimode VCSELs are also projected to grow at a significant CAGR owing to major applications in data centers and consumer electronics across the globe.

US and Canada VCSEL Demand Outlook

U.S. happens to be one of the major markets for VCSEL across the globe. The growth in U.S. is attributed to the presence of established players such as Lumentum, Broadcom, Coherent, FLIR, NeoPhotonics, Lytek Corporation, Leonardo Electronics, Ushio America, and Thorlabs, among others in the region.

Moreover, US happens to be one of the most competitive and rapidly changing markets across the globe. Besides, the region is also anticipated to adopt new technologies at a faster pace as compared to other countries in the world.

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Europe Demand Outlook for VCSEL

Technological advancements in consumer electronic products, such as tablets and smartphones, have significantly augmented the demand for VCSELs across sensing applications.

Furthermore, VCSELs offer better optical competency than any other semiconductor materials and at affordable cost. Owing to this, there has been a rise in demand for VCSELs across different application areas in the Europe region.

Furthermore, the rising demand for advanced consumer electronics and smart wearables in the countries like Germany, Italy, France, and UK in the Europe region has enabled the market for VCSELs to grow at a substantial rate over the forecast period.

Who are the Key Manufacturers and Suppliers of VCSEL?

Some of the leading providers of VCSEL include

  • Lumentum
  • II-VI Incorporated
  • ams
  • Broadcom
  • Vertilite
  • Coherent
  • Alight Technologies
  • Connector Optics
  • WIN Semiconductors
  • IQE
  • Ricoh
  • Fuji Xerox
  • MKS Instruments
  • FLIR
  • Santec
  • Leonardo Electronics
  • TT Electronics
  • Ushio America
  • Thorlabs
  • Bandwidth 10
  • RaySea Technology
  • Inneos
  • Frankfurt Laser Company
  • Ouster
  • Sanan Integrated Circuit
  • NeoPhotonics
  • Lytek Corporation
  • OptiGOT among others.

The companies operating in the market are focused on acquisitions, partnerships, and new product launches in order to strengthen their presence and enhance their product portfolio in the market. For instance,

  • In October 2021, Ouster has entered into an agreement to acquire Sense Photonics in order to create a next generation VCSEL based LiDAR. The acquisition is further aimed at establishment of a new business arm, Ouster Automotive. The new arm will be focused on driving mass adoption of digital LiDAR in commercial and consumer vehicles.
  • In March 2021, Lumentum announced the launch of five and six junction VCSEL array products for advanced automotive, consumer, and other 3D sensing applications. These new high power and high efficiency arrays facilitate very high slope efficiencies, and lower power dissipation, along with higher optical peak powers in comparison with the existing devices.

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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Key Segments

By Type:

  • Single-Mode
  • Multimode

By Material:

  • Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)
  • Indium Phosphide (InP)
  • Others

By Wavelength:

  • Red
  • Near-Infrared (NIR)
  • Shortwave Infrared (SWIR)

By Sensing:

  • Sensing
  • Data Communication
  • Industrial Heating & Laser Printing
  • Emerging & Other Applications

By Industry:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Data Center
  • Automotive
  • Commercial & Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Military
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Benelux
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • East Asia
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • South Asia & Pacific
    • India
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
    • Singapore
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of South Asia & Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
    • North Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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