Areas of expertise: Optical components, WAN, datacom, access, datacenter
Daryl Inniss leads Ovum’s Components research stream, focusing on optical components and physical media-dependent integrated circuits used in telecoms and datacoms networks. This research provides a comprehensive view of the products, their suppliers, and the associated technologies used. It identifies and tracks emerging opportunities, analyzes technology trends, and monitors the financial health of suppliers. The Components practice’s 2011 research expands coverage into wireless and the integrated circuits needed for 4G infrastructure and devices.
Daryl’s syndicated research includes market forecasts, market share reports, and technology analyses. His research currently focuses on reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs), the technologies needed to support both 40Gbps and 100Gbps line and client transmission, and supplier strategies to build sustainable businesses. His projects include: due diligence for private equity firms, tier 1 component vendors, transceiver suppliers, amplifier supplier, and ROADM suppliers; market assessment including product definition for ROADMs, tunable filters and tunable lasers, parallel optics, arrayed wave guides, and erbium doped fiber amplifiers; technology benchmarking and assessment for InP-based products, network agility, laser die packaging, and emerging PON technologies such as WDM PON and OCDMA.
Prior to joining Ovum, Daryl was a technical manager at JDS Uniphase, and prior to that a technical manager at Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories. He has published more than 25 technical papers, presented invited papers at ECOC, OFC, FOE, and Gordon Research Conferences, and has been awarded 15 patents. Daryl was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from UCLA and an AB from Princeton University.