Broadcom, Marvell, and Mellanox Shift Focus to Higher-Speeds and Smart NICs

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Update time : 2018-11-22 12:10:00
“The revenue of the server connectivity market declined as the average selling prices of 10 Gbps Ethernet ports slid. Intel’s integrated Ethernet volumes soared on the Xeon Scalable platform—an innovative lower-priced solution,” said Baron Fung, Senior Business Analysis Manager at Dell’Oro Group. “Looking ahead, we expect that the transition of the Cloud and high-end Enterprise sector from 10 Gbps to 25 Gbps will drive sustained revenue growth. Furthermore, we expect that emerging technologies, such as 50 and 100 Gbps Ethernet, as well as Smart NICs, will add value to the market in 2019 and beyond,” Fung added.

Additional highlights from the 3Q 2018 Controller & Adapter Report include:

Total controller and adapter port shipments declined mildly quarter over quarter (Q/Q) in 3Q 2018.
100 Gbps controller and adapter port shipments more than double Q/Q in 3Q 2018 as a result of an emerging 5G use case.
The Smart NIC market is forecasted to grow nearly 50 percent in 2018.