Need to Improve Battery Life of Electronic Devices Will Significantly Boost the Global Semiconductor Clock Market Until 2020, Says Technavio

LONDON--()--According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global semiconductor clock market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 13% until 2020.

This research report, titled ‘Global Semiconductor Clock Market 2016-2020’, provides an in-depth analysis of market growth in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. To calculate the market size, Technavio researchers consider revenue generated from the sales of quartz oscillators and microelectromechanical system (MEMS) resonators.

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“Semiconductor clocks are used in different types of electronic devices including portable and battery-operated equipment. A semiconductor clock ensures synchronization between the software time and the real time in electronic devices. The clock helps reduce power consumption by putting the processor of the electronic device in sleep or hibernation mode, thereby boosting the device’s battery life,” said Asif Gani, one of Technavio’s lead analysts for semiconductor equipment research.

“A standalone semiconductor clock consumes only 100 nanoamperes in the power-down mode while the integrated clock consumes 2-10 microamperes. In this respect, semiconductor clocks are indispensable devices for almost all electronic devices being sold in the market,” added Asif.

Global semiconductor clock market by end-device application 2015

-- Consumer electronic devices 36.54%
-- Computing devices 33.16%
-- Industrial devices 12.97%
-- Automotive applications 9.71%
-- Telecommunications 7.63%

Source: Technavio research


Global semiconductor clock market by consumer electronic devices

The consumer electronic device segment was valued at USD 759.7 million in 2015. This segment includes essential electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, refrigerators, ACs, TVs, washing machines, cameras, and displays and wearable technology such as smartwatches and fitness gadgets. Household appliances consume energy that can be saved for optimized use. Due to the high demand for smart, efficient, and power-saving household equipment, manufacturers are engaged in delivering household products with improved semiconductor equipment. Most consumer systems and applications such as smart meters, banking systems, and security systems run on the basis of time-based information. This explains the importance of semiconductor clocks in these systems and applications.

Global semiconductor clock market by computing devices

The computing device segment was valued at USD 689.4 million in 2015. This segment, which includes PCs and laptops, used to be the largest segment of the IC market until 2013. Since then, the computing device market has been declining due to the growth in portable electronics including smartphones and phablets.

All these devices require semiconductor clocks. A major driver for the computing devices segment is the growing cloud computing market. A number of hardware products such as storage devices and servers used for cloud infrastructure require quartz crystal or MEMS oscillators. The growth of the cloud computing market will lead to the increased demand for oscillators. The computing segment will increase its market share during the forecast period due to the positive outlook for the information and communications technology sector worldwide.

Global semiconductor clock market by industrial devices

The industrial devices segment was valued at USD 269.6 million in 2015. The industrial devices segment has increased its spending on quartz crystal and MEMS oscillators that are required for basic functions across applications such as programmable logic controllers, healthcare machinery and equipment, security systems, manufacturing equipment, power generators, and point of sale (POS) terminals. The use of semiconductor clocks, along with ICs, will accelerate integration and enable downsizing of electronic equipment. Industrial manufacturers intent on reducing their carbon footprints are driving the market demand for smaller, more accurate RTCs that consume less power. Thus, the adoption of quartz crystal and MEMS oscillators for industrial applications will result in an increased demand for advanced semiconductor clocks during the forecast period.

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Release Summary

According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global semiconductor clock market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 13% until 2020.


Technavio Research
Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
US: +1 630 333 9501
UK: +44 208 123 1770