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Crystal Oscillator Market

Crystal Oscillator Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Technology, by Type, by Mounting Scheme and by Industry Vertical - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

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Author's: Gaurav Shukla and Komal Sharma | Sonia Mutreja
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The global crystal oscillator market size is estimated to reach $3.2 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2016 to 2022. Crystal oscillator circuit is a resonating device that uses a piezoelectric crystal resonator to produce electric pulses with precise frequency via mechanical vibrations. A piezoelectric material is used in these crystals owing to the advantages of crystal oscillator such as converting mechanical vibrations into electric pulses and vice versa. These advantages have broadened the areas of applications of crystal oscillator. A crystal oscillator is a type of electronic oscillator/frequency oscillator that produces oscillations of a certain frequency. These crystals are utilized in digital devices such as integrated circuits, radio transmitters, and watches to produce clock signals.

One of the several factors that increase the demand for crystal oscillators is the requirement of highly stable frequency oscillators in the telecommunication industry. Furthermore, there is continuous increasing need for more compact telecommunication components with low power consumption and cost efficiency, which is served by intensive R&D activities in the crystal oscillator market. Among all the crystal oscillators, oven-controlled crystal oscillators offer the unmatched frequency stability and are best suited for telecommunication applications. In addition, the demand for crystal oscillator circuits in portable electronic devices , infotainment system in vehicles, automatic driver assist systems (ADASs) in the automotive industry drive the growth of crystal oscillator market. The wide range of crystal oscillator application includes industries such as electronics, IT & telecommunication, automotive & transport, and aerospace & defense.
Factors that hamper the crystal oscillator market include the invention of si-MEMS oscillators, which are more compact, require lesser power, and have greater efficiency. However, the frequency stability of si-MEMS oscillators is still several times less than crystal oscillators, especially oven-controlled crystal oscillators. Thus, the impact of this factor is expected to diminish slowly as the key players in crystal oscillator market constantly carry out extensive R&D to produce crystals with more compact body size and enhanced frequency stability. In 2015, among all the geographical regions, Asia-Pacific contributed highest share, in terms of revenue, to this market.

The global crystal oscillator market is segmented based on technology, type, mounting scheme, industry vertical, and geography. Based on technology, it is divided into AT cut, SC cut, and BT cut. Based on type, it is classified into oven-controlled, voltage-controlled, temperature-compensated, and other crystal oscillators. Based on mounting scheme, it is bifurcated into surface mount and thru-hole. Categorization based on industry vertical includes, electronics, IT & telecom, military & defense, automotive & transport, and others. Further, based on geography, the crystal oscillator market is segmented into, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Extensive usage of crystal oscillators in vehicles assists the market growth
The growth in number of vehicles globally facilitates the growth of the global crystal oscillator market. Major car manufacturing companies focus on smart automotive electronics devices. In addition, various ongoing research and testing of driverless cars by Google and Tesla has encouraged car manufacturers and chip providers to focus on electronic products concentrating on smart cars. Currently, the average car has approximately 100 quartz components for wide a range of applications.

 

POTENTIAL BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS:
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global crystal oscillator market, along with current trends and future estimations to identify lucrative investment opportunities.
It identifies the key drivers, opportunities, and restraints that shape the market along with their impact analysis.
Porter’s Five Forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers that participate in this market to facilitate better decision-making for stakeholders and strengthen their supplier and buyer networks.

Crystal Oscillator Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Technology
  • AT Cut
  • BT Cut
  • SC Cut
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By Type
  • VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR
  • TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR
  • OVEN-CONTROLLED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR
  • OTHERS
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By Mounting Scheme
  • Surface Mount
  • Thru-Hole
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By Industry Vertical
  • Electronics
  • IT & Telecommunication
  • Military & Defense
  • Automotive & Transport
  • Others (Healthcare & Industrial)
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By Geography
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • EUROPE
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • ASIA-PACIFIC
    • China
    • Japan
    • Taiwan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa
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Key Market Players

RAKON LIMITED, VECTRON, SEIKO EPSON CORP., MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., RIVER ELETEC CROPORATION, DAISHINKU CORP, KYOCERA CRYSTAL DEVICE CORPORATION, FOX ELECTRONICS, TXC CORPORATION, NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD.

Key Market Players
Other players in the value chain include

Intel Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Sony Corp, SAMSUNG Electronics Co. Ltd., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Analyst Review

Crystal oscillators are miniature circuits powered by mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal, which is generally made with piezoelectric material. These crystals are used in electronic circuits to create electric signals with controlled frequency. Among all crystal oscillators, oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXOs) offer the highest frequency stability, and hence these are high-cost crystals used in high-end operations. On the other hand, voltage-controlled crystal oscillators are available at a comparatively low cost, provide decent efficiency, and are best suited for low-end applications.

Crystal oscillators are majorly used in the circuits inside portable electronic devices, telecommunication systems, vehicles, and aerospace & defense applications. The crystal oscillator market is expected to witness a rapid growth rate owing to the increase in number of vehicles worldwide, growth in demand for portable electronic devices, rise in advancements in telecommunication sector, which require higher frequency stability such as 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G. The emergence of low-cost, high reliability quartz MEMS crystal oscillators provides new opportunities for growth.

AT cut and SC cut crystal technologies occupy a major share of global crystal oscillator market owing to their compact structure, ability to perform well on high temperature, low power consumption, and frequency stability. Among the types of crystal oscillators, temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) have gained traction in the market owing to their low cost and decent performance. However, these are being replaced by OCXOs due to their high-frequency stability and reduction in cost.

The market growth in Asia-Pacific is on a continuous rise owing to the presence of countries that contribute a large share in electronics market, such as China, Taiwan, and Japan, and increase in number of vehicles. Furthermore, the developing nations in this region are working to strengthen digital infrastructure and investing to improve on their telecommunication facilities to connect remote areas in the region.

Key players such as TXC Corporation, Rakon Limited Daishinku Corp., and Fox Electronics are engaged in the process of product innovation, collaboration, and acquisition to further expand their services across various geographies.

Author Name(s) : Gaurav Shukla and Komal Sharma | Sonia Mutreja

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Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022