Latest Industry Report Show Semiconductor Timing Revenues Continue to Fall as the Industry Shifts…

Latest Industry Report Show Semiconductor Timing  Revenues Continue to Fall as the Industry Shifts…

Press Release ( - Cupertino, CA - May 13, 2016 - CS &A LLC (Consulting Services & Associates LLC), the leading provider of Market Intelligence servicing the Semiconductor Timing Industry, announced the release of the newest Series of Market Reports (3 in this Mainstream Series) focused 100% on Semiconductor Timing. The new updated Timing Report Portfolio consists of 3 Mainstream Reports, the SEMI TIMING Newsletter, and two (2) unique Focused Segment Reports that go deepest into the specific use cases and applications that are at the height of priority in Semi Timing today. 

The third Consecutive Year of Reduced $Revenues for this Critical Path Segment…

For the year 2015: Revenues continued to fall despite small incidental increases in some product categories. Combined, The Semiconductor Timing TAM ran low at <$4.8B USD, a drop of almost -6% YoY as a result of combined pressures coming from the increased pace of integration and embedding of the timing functions into PSoC’s, ASIC’s, ASSP’s, and Custom VLSI solutions, with consistent and very aggressive device $ASP erosion. This was especially true in Consumer Electronics Timing use cases and applications.

 At the low end in standalone KHz Quartz, an increase of ~1.2% YoY in volume exceeding 6.0+ Billion 32KHz references shipped, generating ~USD$600M in WW $Revenues for CY2015 suppliers. Today, 32 KHz standalone references include both Quartz crystals and MEMS resonators and Oscillators.

 Time of Day becomes Ubiquitous Across IoT systems

The 32 KHz Solution Mix includes Oscillators in the form of XO, TCXO, DCTCXO, as well as the standalone resonators/crystals/CMOS, yet standalone Quartz solutions remain quite dominant in both volume and SOM (share) for TOD (Time of Day) use cases. The TAM specific to 32KHz sources + Real Time Clock IC’s supporting TOD use cases, was ~$750M USD. Combined with the ubiquitous nature of Time of Day functions across most all IoT systems, high volumes associated with TOD related Timing make it a natural to see more suppliers

CS &A LLC New Report Series Available Now:

 *Mainstream Reporting:

1.     CY2015-16 Crystals and Oscillators

2.     CY2015-16 Semiconductor Clock & Timing

3.     CY2015-16 Combined Semiconductor Timing

*Focused Segment Reporting;

1.     32KHz and Real Time Clocks

2.      Semi Timing Opportunities in Communications Infrastructure and Back Haul

*The SEMI TIMING NewsLetter      *NEW

 Mark Sherwood, CS &A CEO says: “The Series Details: WW TAMs, Supplier listings with CY2015 $Revenue Rankings. The Analysis provides WW Oscillator consumption reporting organized by: Frequency Range, Stability, Accuracy, Output Buffer Types, Package, Volumes, and more to yield device level Oscillator $ASP’s and competitive positioning across multiple supplier capabilities and potential.

 “All Product Categories are covered including Revenue roll-ups with high volume weighted average pricing. Supplier positioning across multiple segments, Oscillator COGS and manufacture considerations, and details and coverage surrounding Technology based reporting and analysis for Quartz, MEMS, and Compensated CMOS based technology efforts that are both in play and/or in development today.

 These are the only Semi Timing Focused Market Report’s and Analysis with both a Comprehensive Technology and Full product mix coverage for this dynamic Segment of Semiconductor Timing available anywhere. Other competitive reports fall far short in terms of scope, depth of coverage, and the reader questions the quality

Mark Sherwood


of data and reporting. Sherwood says “Our Advantage comes from being an active participant involved with the day to day activities and events in Semi Timing. As an adjunct to our Reporting, CS &A provides onsite and remote limited, dedicated, Consulting Support Services that includes: Focused Research Projects; Marketing Support, Use Case & Applications, Product Definition, Marketing and Sales Planning & Scheduling, Product Roll out support, Valuations, Funding, SWOT Analysis.”

 Sherwood went on to say; “This report series provides insight from a unique perspective from the inside of this critical path, industry segment, and contains what has been described as: “Actionable material and information”. Our research helps 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 growth driving use cases and applications.

Coverage includes: All classes of Oscillators; XO’s, ASO’s, MO’s, TCXO’s, VCXO’s, OCXO’s, OCSO’S, and Semiconductor Clock and Timing Products (the IC end of the business) which also includes Die Level Sales into FCP, Standalone Oscillators, Frequency Synthesizers (standard and SSCG based) Frequency Generators, VCXO’s, Fan out and Distribution Buffers, Jitter/Phase Noise attenuators, and Semi and Full Custom solutions. In addition, the Semi Clock and Timing Report includes the data and analysis surrounding RF Timing Components and Modules, of which most utilize standard Oscillator and typically, Quartz based designs.

 According to Sherwood: “Our mainstream Reports provide comprehensive coverage for the full complement of product solutions shipping and in development today. Two (2) Focused Segment Pieces/Reports provide what has been considered as: deep dives into expanded TOD (Time of Day) coverage for 32KHz & Real Time Clock’s (RTC’s). Judged by the client base as: “relevant and actionable”, the TOD Report plus continued coverage for Comm’s Infrastructure and Backhaul Timing demands and requirements is right in step with Markets WW.” Our latest release; The Semi Timing NewsLetter, can be viewed as standalone, or as an adjunct to the Report Series. Published Quarterly, the NewsLetter provides a way to stay better informed on a more frequent basis.

 The report series is currently in publication with Pricing for an Enterprise License set from; $2,500.00 to $7,000.00 USD depending upon the report or bundled package… To get more information about this new Report and to learn more about CS &A LLC, visit us at our website; www.timing-is-everything,net, or contact us directly via email:

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:  Reports can be purchased online at, or via our Representatives at: 

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