Fourth Generation Optical Disc Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Fourth Generation Optical Disc Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Report Description

An optical disc is a flat circular disc which uses optical storage techniques and technology to read and write data. Over past decades optical discs have improved in storage capacity, from CDs to DVDs and then to Blu-ray discs. Each successive generation has implemented the basic scheme of shortening the wavelengths of the laser light sources defined by the respective optical disc standards to achieve higher-density recording. The next generation of discs that are going to succeed above three generations of optical disc standards are called fourth-generation optical discs. These discs do not adopt shortening the wavelengths of light sources instead allows the use of blue-violet lasers as light sources. Presently, a variety of huge capacity optical disc technologies including super-resolution recording, multilayer recording, near-field recording, and holographic data storage are being researched.

The overall storage market has undergone remarkable changes over the past several years and this semiconductor-base storage is expected to grow further in the forecast period. Also, the amount of data being handled by users is expected t to grow exponentially. As where data is being stored, there is going to be a shift of storage of data from storage on personally owned systems to network storage. So for users selecting a most suitable storage devices for each purpose is the key to successful system management. If data that is rarely retrieved these storage devices are not effective but for long term storage, data needs to be stored on an SSD (solid state drives), which allows fast access. As SSD (solid state drives) are relatively expensive, so rather than using it, management of data can be done through offline management such as optical disk.

This fourth generation optical disc market is expected to grow further during the forecast period and this market will evolve from distributing media to consumers to serving media for enterprise data archiving which includes long-term storage and recording

The global fourth generation optical disc market can be categorized on the basis of type, application, and region. In global fourth generation optical disc market, the type segment can further be classified into holographic versatile disc, archival disc, 3D optical data storage, and protein - coated disc. On the basis of application, the global fourth generation optical disc market can again be categorized into communication, manufacturing, medical, & others. On the basis of geography, the global fourth generation optical disc market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America.

Among the type segment 3D optical data storage consist of the extension of present disc systems to a layered format, and 3D layered disc systems. These 3D optical storage is an extension of current disc systems with potential to increase capacity without affecting the costs. Similarly, the protein coated disc involves covering regular DVD with a special light sensitive protein which help in storing 50 terabytes on one disc. Also, holographic versatile disc were developed and introduced in 2008. The holographic versatile discs can store nearly up to several terabytes of data and size same as CD, DVD or blue ray discs

North America holds the largest market share of global fourth generation optical disc market and is expected to have a steady growth over forecast period. Also among the regions in global fourth generation optical disc market Asia Pacific Region is expected to grow at a higher rate in the forecast period

The major players in fourth generation optical disc market are Toshiba Corp., Fuji Photo Film Co., Memory-Tech Corp., Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., CBC Group among others. These companies are investing a lot in their R&D and strengthening their distribution network and develop new products to excel in global fourth generation optical disc market.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

Highlights of the report:

  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market

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