A New Market Report and Analysis; Semiconductor Timing Opportunities in Communications …

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CS & A LLC has just released a New Report and Analysis; Semiconductor Timing Opportunities in Communications … This is Where performance translates into value - the report covers semiconductor timing content across a wide range of applications specific to Datacom and Telecom - all levels of semi timing participation from crytals to RF modules is coverd in this detailed and comprehensive report and analysis -

Consulting Services & Associates LLC (CS&A LLC) announced release of its latest Market Report and Analysis focused upon on the Semiconductor Timing Markets covering CY2010 Thru Q1-CY2011 Crystal and Oscillators, RF Timing support, and Semiconductor Clock and Timing – This new report entitled “Clock and Timing Opportunities in Communications Infrastructure” details specific opportunities for Semiconductor Timing in datacom, telecom, and wireless infrastructure.

This unique report is a comprehensive drill down with detail on the full spectrum of Semiconductor Timing in this key segment: Crystals in KHz and MHz, all Oscillator categories, Semiconductor Clock and Timing, and high value RF Timing support.

Combined, these Timing segments represented $1.4B USD in sales for CY2010, with growth of 7% YoY to reach $1.86B in 2014…
This report:

  •     includes an overview of enterprise and carrier equipment including equipment segmentation, equipment block diagrams, profiles of key accounts,
  •     quantifies and segments the market for Quartz and IC products and forecasts growth through 2014,
  •     identify key requirements for successful products,
  •     analyzes competition and identifies key competitive issues and opportunities, and
  •     outlines emerging technologies and identifies new markets that will drive future growth.

This new report was authored by Mr. Allan Armstrong (who joined CS &A LLC in November from Maxim) and Mark Sherwood – combined, these two associates have more than 50 years of timing industry experience… According to Mark Sherwood, Principal Associate and CEO at CS &A: “CS &A LLC provides a unique methodology in reporting – we call it Top Down/Bottoms up, where we focus on specific semiconductor timing product consumption by Market Segment and then by Application – all with weighted $ASP’s to roll up into the TAM and Forecasts.” Mr. Sherwood added; “2010 was indeed a record year in volume and revenues for Semiconductor Timing and our expectation is to see 2011 with continued, but lessened growth. The communications segment requires the most in terms of value added in Timing solutions and as such, commands high $ASP’s into this segment. Performance, stability, accuracy and feature sets put timing products into the precision and ultra-precision categories yielding device $ASP’s in dollars, not dimes, so a lot of attention is placed here by many tier one suppliers in timing.”

Mr. Sherwood added; Communications applications are where we find the really key performers in terms of suppliers, technologies employed and products in the market. This includes Quartz, SAW, BAW, MEMS, Atomic Clocks, Fanout Buffers, Fractional and Integer PLL ICs and more. Given the value added in these products, ASPs are high, in the range of $2-$50, and the supply base is limited due the cost and difficulty of achieving precision and ultra-precision specifications – (I.e.: Phase Noise (8KHz – 20MHz), acceptable IDD, Frequency range (100Mhz-1.25GHz), Frequency stability (measured in ppm), and more.

We see the Communications segment growing significantly for Semiconductor Timing with more infrastructure and backhaul deployments, required to support unrelenting traffic growth driven by Smart Phones and the explosion of video traffic in the internet. Many applications require fixed frequency, while others need some flexibility (VCXO/VCTCXO) with variable frequency solutions – All in all, the attributes are very visible and as such, many suppliers try to target entry in this segment.”

The report shows that new technologies have made measurable penetration into this segment in 2010 and more going into 2011 – MEMS based timing along with compensated CMOS (Compensated LC and RC) are just now making their respective entries, so the field is heating up for incumbent suppliers in CMOS, BiCMOS, and SiGe based solutions.

The report release date is the 25th of May, 2011, and both single user and enterprise licenses are available. Pricing for this report is set at; $4,250.00 (enterprise) / $3,800 (single user) and CS &A LLC provides 2 hours of report related consulting with each license.

CS&A’s overall timing market analysis and findings are available in its “CY2010-2011 Crystal & Oscillator” report and the CY2010-2011 Semiconductor Clock & Timing report. A Combined Timing report with all segments is also available. The reports provide a detailed and unique look at the full spectrum of the Semiconductor Timing market providing TAM, detailed consumption, and forecasts for all major product categories, plus supplier market shares. According to Mr. Sherwood; “Combining our unique top down/bottoms up methodology, market trends, actual’s; by product category, product segment, and technology, supplier base detail, TAM, Forecast and technologies employed, CS &A creates what we call the “Timing MarketScape,” providing a unique and full spectrum view of this dynamic market. – This is truly unique in the industry, and we believe we are the only group able to do so today.” Supplier dossiers, which complement with the reports, can be purchased separately.

About Consulting Services & Associates
Consulting Services & Associates LLC (CS&A) founded in 2002, is headquartered in the heart of the Silicon Valley, centrally located in Cupertino, California. CS&A LLC is today, the recognized leader in Semiconductor Timing reporting and analysis, and provides unique and innovative reports and limited consulting resources specializing in: Technical Issue Resolution - Market research and Analysis - Product Definition - Project Management - Marketing Support Services – Due Diligence services, & Strategic Research and Planning. If you are interested in learning more about CS&A offerings, please email us at CS &A LLC; Info(at)timing-is-everything(dot)net, or Reports can be purchased online at http://www.timing-is-everything.net.


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