Direct Attach Cable Market (By Product: Direct Attach Copper Cables, Active Optical Cables; By Form Factor: QSFP, SFP, CXP, Cx4, CFP, CDFP; By End-user: Networking, Telecommunications, Data Storage, High-Performance Computing (HPC) Centers) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2021 – 2030

Published Date : Oct 2021 | No. of Pages : 150+ Pages | Category : Semiconductor and Electronic

The global direct attach cable market size is expected to be worth around US$ 21.3 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global direct attach cable market size was valued at US$ 3.20 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 37.4% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Direct Attach Cable Market Size 2021 to 2030

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size US$ 21.3 Bn by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 37.4% From 2021 to 2030
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Product, Form Factor, End-user 
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned Arista Networks, Inc.; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Cleveland Cable Company; Hitachi, Ltd.; Juniper Networks; Methode Electronics; Molex, LLC; Nexans; Panduit; ProLabs Ltd; Solid Optics; The Siemon Company; 3M; Avago Technologies Ltd; Emcore Corporation; FCI Electronics; Finisar Corporation; Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Co., Ltd; Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd; and TE Connectivity Ltd.

Growth Factors

 Rising adoption of direct attach cables for data storage is likely to boost market growth through 2030. The data center landscape is changing rapidly due to increasing utilization of direct attach cables for data storage. Increasing investments by manufacturers in high-speed pluggable products have been driving demand for active optical cables and direct attach cables. This is in order to meet the requirements of high-density and high-bandwidth applications, whilst keeping power consumption low. 

This growth can be attributed to rising product adoption for data storage. Increasing investments by manufacturers in order to meet evolving requirements of high bandwidth applications and high-density applications, and lower power consumption are expected to drive demand for active optical cables (AOCs) and direct attach copper (DAC) cables.

By Product Type Analysis

On the basis of product type, the market has been segmented into direct attach copper cables and active optical cables. DAC cables are of two main types: passive and active. In 2020, the AOC segment accounted for the largest market share primarily owing to the increasing need for bandwidth requirements of high-performance computing centers and surge in deployment of data centers. 

By Form Factor Analysis

On the basis of form factor, the direct attach cable market has been segmented into small form-factor pluggable transceiver (SFP), quad-small form-factor pluggable transceiver (QSFP), common form-factor pluggable transceiver (CFP), CXP, Cx4, and CDFP. The Cx4 and CXP segments are expected to grow at a steady rate over the forecast period.

QSFP accounted for the largest market share. The pluggable products can operate even in extreme conditions, such as high-temperature data centers. Increasing investments by manufacturers to introduce next-generation pluggable products is boosting segment growth.

By End-user Analysis

On the basis of end-user, the market has been segmented into telecommunications, networking, data storage, high-performance computing centers, and others. The others segment, which includes consumer electronics such as 4K TV, is anticipated to grow considerably over the forecast period.

AOCs are also used in digital signage. For instance, in 2016, Cosemi Technologies, Inc. introduced OptoHD AOCs for various devices at home and work by providing ultra-high-definition quality.

By Regional Analysis

Based on the region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa. North America is anticipated to dominate the global market over the forecast period,

The Asia Pacific market is expected to register substantial growth over the forecast period, owing to the rising need for enhancements and rising establishment of data centers in countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Key Players

Arista Networks, Inc.; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Cleveland Cable Company; Hitachi, Ltd.; Juniper Networks; Methode Electronics; Molex, LLC; Nexans; Panduit; ProLabs Ltd; Solid Optics; The Siemon Company; 3M; Avago Technologies Ltd; Emcore Corporation; FCI Electronics; Finisar Corporation; Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Co., Ltd; Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd; and TE Connectivity Ltd. 

Market Segmentation

  • By Product Type

    • Direct Attach Copper Cables

    • Passive

    • Active

    • Active Optical Cables

  • By Form Factor

    • QSFP

    • SFP

    • CXP

    • Cx4

    • CFP

    • CDFP

  • By End-user

    • Networking

    • Telecommunications

    • Data Storage

    • High-Performance Computing (HPC) Centers

    • Others

  • Regional

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East and Africa

The Direct Attach Cable market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Direct Attach Cable market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Direct Attach Cable market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Direct Attach Cable market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Direct Attach Cable market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Direct Attach Cable capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Direct Attach Cable by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Direct Attach Cable market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Direct Attach Cable market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Direct Attach Cable market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Direct Attach Cable industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Direct Attach Cable market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Direct Attach Cable market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Direct Attach Cable market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Direct Attach Cable market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Direct Attach Cable. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Direct Attach Cable. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Direct Attach Cable are as follows:

  • History Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

Reasons to Purchase this Report:


- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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