Optics are weak link in industry supply chain, suggests new LightCounting report

Industry analyst firm, LightCounting found that optical component and module vendors had the lowest profitability across all levels of the industry supply chain for the last 15 years. The group’s average profit margin improved in 2016-2017, reaching 9 per cent, but dropped to below 4 per cent in 2018. In contrast, profits of other company types in the industry improved last year. Demand for networking products, including optics was very strong in 2018. So, what is the problem with optics?

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