Ethernet cards are used to connect computers, servers, networking devices and other endpoint hardware to an Ethernet network. They come in various form factors including PCI and PCIe cards for servers and desktop PCs and Mini PCIe cards for laptops. Ethernet cards allow devices to communicate with each other and share resources across the network. Some common use cases of Ethernet cards include enabling high-speed file transfers, networking hardware such as switches and routers, providing internet access to multiple devices and connecting servers in data centers.
The global Ethernet Card Market is estimated to be valued at Us$ 7.2 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR Of 13% over the forecast period 2024 To 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Growing demand for high-speed network connectivity in enterprise and datacenters is one of the major drivers of the Ethernet card market. As data traffic and bandwidth requirements continue to increase with adoption of technologies like IoT, cloud computing and big data analytics, organizations are augmenting their network infrastructures with faster Ethernet solutions. Ethernet offers speeds from 1 Gigabit all the way to 400 Gigabit and beyond, making it a preferred connectivity technology. Additionally, migration to newer high-bandwidth applications and services also necessitates upgrade of legacy network components including Ethernet cards to handle modern day data loads.
Another major driver for the market has been rapid expansion of hyperscale data centers globally. Hyperscale data center operators are making investments in high-performance networking solutions based on Ethernet to maximize infrastructure utilization. Features such as load balancing, fault tolerance and optimized traffic flow provided by advanced Ethernet cards improve operational efficiency of data centers networks. Theircompatibility with different form factors including CX4, QSFP also provide flexibility to data center builders. Growing reliance of businesses on third party data center infrastructure is anticipated to further spur demand for Ethernet cards during the forecast period.
The global ethernet card market is dominated by the industrial ethernet card segment. Industrial ethernet cards are designed to operate in harsh industrial environments and provide reliable operation. They offer high bandwidth, reliability and security for industrial applications. Properties like ruggedness, resistance to vibrations, high temperatures etc. make industrial ethernet cards highly suitable for industrial automation applications in sectors like manufacturing, oil & gas, automotive etc.
Political: Trade relations between countries can impact the demand for ethernet cards from different regions. For example, trade tensions between US and China could impact the Chinese ethernet card market.
Economic: Slowdown in industrial automation spending during economic downturns can negatively impact the ethernet card market. Conversely, higher investments in digitization and connectivity during growth periods propels the market.
Social: Growing deployment of IoT devices and systems across sectors is increasing the need for high-speed networking solutions. This drives the adoption of ethernet connectivity devices like cards.
Technological: Advancements in networking technologies like 5G, WiFi 6, and ethernet speeds beyond 1 Gbps are expanding the capabilities of ethernet cards. This allows their usage in more applications and enhances functionality.
The Global Ethernet Card Market Demand is projected to witness steady growth during the forecast period of 2024 to 2031 driven by broader trends of industrial digitization, connectivity and adoption of IoT.
North America is expected to continue dominating the ethernet card market driven by large manufacturing and industrial automation sectors in the region. Presence of key players and early adoption of technologies also benefits the North American market. Asia Pacific is likely to emerge as the fastest growing regional market for ethernet cards supported by expanding manufacturing industries, improving connectivity infrastructure and government initiatives for smart infrastructure in countries like China, India, Japan and South Korea.
Key players operating in the ethernet card market are Gilead Sciences, Inc, Bristol Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Cipla Limited, Novo Nordisk A/S,SFresenius SE & Co. KGaA (Fresenius Kabi), Sanofi,Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Inc,Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Zydus Group,Vetter Pharma,Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. Gilead Sciences and Bristol Myers Squibb have wide global presence and hold major market shares currently. However, other emerging players are also expanding their product portfolios and global footprints through mergers and acquisitions. Innovation and development of specialized ethernet cards for applications like industrial automation is another area of focus for key participants.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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