Switches to generate $17.7 bln by 2009

With Average Selling Prices (ASPs) decreasing by 19% in 2005, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are on a strong growth track and will continue to be in hot demand through 2010, reports In-Stat. Though this Ethernet switch type will be a highlight, the entire Ethernet switch market will continue to show strong results over the next several years. Total Layer 2/3/4-7 switch manufacturers’ revenue will rise from $14.9 billion in 2005 to $17.7 billion in 2009.