CS &A Releases a New Limited Focused Market Report for 32KHz References and Real Time Clocks

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Second in a Series of Limited Focused Reports, CS &A releases a comprehensive study and analysis for tracking and measuring Real Time Semiconductor Support - Quartz, MEMS, and Compensated CMOS technologies all combine to attack this segment in high volume with good ASP's and good margins...

32 KHz plus Real Time Clocks are responsible for more than $500 Million USD in revenues in CY2013.

CS &A LLC (Consulting Services & Associates LLC), today announced the release of its newest Market Report Focused in Semiconductor Timing…32 KHz and Real Time Clocks (RTC’s).

This second in a series of focused and limited reporting, provides a deep dive into both 32 KHz references and Real Time Clocks (RTC’s). Last year CS &A released the first in the series; Semiconductor Timing Opportunities in Communications Infrastructure and Back Haul, with this second release geared specifically toward Time of Day generation and tracking.

Long considered as a semiconductor category in Power Management under the heading of Supervisory, CS &A has, since 2005, considered the 32 KHz Reference, Oscillators, and Real Time Clock IC’s as a Semi Timing product category and put it in with other IC Timing solutions under our Semiconductor Clock and Timing Reporting and considered a real factor in the ~$7 B USD Semi Timing Market.

This report provides a deep dive and comprehensive look into both the 32 KHz reference and the Real Time market with all of its sub categories; Simple Commodity, Complex Commodity, Precision, and Fully Integrated solution categories that have emerged to provide a wide swath of solutions from the cheap (pennies and dimes), to as much as $18 USD for fully integrated solutions complete with the resonator, oscillator, dividers, full featured registered sets, on board NVM and scratchpad memory, and the battery and charging circuits…

Mark Sherwood, Principal Associate and CEO at CS &A LLC says; “ This is a deep dive into the 32 KHz reference and Real Time Clock Solutions that combined in CY2013 generated in excess of $500 Million USD WW.

The report details; WW TAMs, Supplier listings, product category reporting by volume, device level $ASP, and $revenue roll ups, plus technology reporting and analysis for Quartz, MEMS and Compensated CMOS based solutions. It is the only standalone report and analysis for this segment of Semiconductor Timing available and provides insights from the inside of this key industry segment, and actionable material and information to help guide the reader thru a complicated technology base, a mix of high and low level suppliers, a crowded channel, and key OEM’s consuming high volume for specific applications.”

Of the more than 5 Billion 32KHz references shipped, 32 KHz standalone references include; standalone resonators -, quartz crystal, MEMS resonators, or implemented as an Oscillator module with closed loop calibration and a compensation loop providing a multitude of solutions in the market today at a variety of levels of performance. Today, the 32 KHz Solution Mix includes XO, TCXO, DCTCXO, and standalone resonators/crystals/CMOS, with standalone Quartz solutions dominant in volume and share at ~5.5 B units shipped in 2013 (not counting MEMS and compensated CMOS solutions), DCTCXO, and simple XO type oscillators have a measureable SOM, and continue to grow in volume/SOM while experiencing hard $ASP competition and resulting price erosion. One new opportunity for these kind of solutions has emerged from the growing Wearable’s Market, and as you can imagine in this application that low power consumption, low voltage tolerant (battery based applications) small form factor, and low price are mission critical items in order to play.

To get more information about this new Report and CS &A LLC, contact us at our website; http://www.timing-is-everything.net, or contact Mark Sherwood directly via the info(at)timing-is-everything(dot)net email drop.

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 is today the recognized leader in semiconductor timing reporting and analysis. The firm 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, and strategic research and planning. If you are interested in learning more about CS &A offerings, please email us: info(at)timing-is-everything(dot)net. Reports can be purchased online at http://www.timing-is-everything.net.

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