Crystal Oscillator Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020-2025)

The Crystal Oscillator Market is Segmented by Type (Frequency-controlled Crystal Oscillator, Voltage-controlled Crystal Oscillator, Temperature-compensated Crystal Oscillator), Application (Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Military and Aerospace), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


4.56 %

Major Players:

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Market Overview

The crystal oscillator market registered a value of USD 2.739 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.56% over the forecast period (2020-2025). Crystal devices, such as quartz crystal units and crystal oscillators, have high stability against environmental changes. Therefore, they are used as frequency control devices in electronic circuits.  

  • These products are preferred in multiple applications, due to their technical advantages. Quartz crystals in oscillators result in high-frequency stability, a high-quality factor of the resonance, and low-temperature drift, making it an obvious choice for applications with such need.
  • Crystal oscillators are widely used in safety applications, such as brake control, anti-blocking system, airbag, and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). The demand for precision, coupled with growing requirements, improving regulations for safety applications, and the necessity for fast data transmission, is driving the adoption of crystal units and oscillators.
  • The crystal oscillators are the most critical components for frequency control applications, such as telecommunication and data transmission. Telecommunication systems, such as SONET SDH, require a high stability system clock to thwart time slips or data loss. Continuously evolving telecommunication technology and the increased penetration of smartphones in the consumer's lifestyle are expected to drive the demand for crystal oscillators in the market. 

Scope of the Report

A crystal oscillator is an electronic oscillator that makes use of crystal as a frequency selective element, to obtain an inverse piezoelectric effect. It makes use of the mechanical resonance of the vibrating crystal, which has piezoelectric properties, in order to obtain an electric signal with a high-precision frequency. Crystal oscillators are considered superior to ceramic resonators, as they have higher stability, higher quality, lower cost, and are smaller in size.

By Type
Frequency-controlled Crystal Oscillator
Voltage-controlled Crystal Oscillator
Temperature-compensated Crystal Oscillator
Simple-packaged Crystal Oscillator
Other Types
By Application
Consumer Electronics
Military and Aerospace
Healthcare and Medical Equipment
Other Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Consumer Electronic Segment is Expected to Hold the Major Market Share

  • The quartz crystal units and quartz crystal oscillators are used in various consumer electronic devices. These crystal units and quartz oscillators are widely used to generate accurate reference frequency in electronic systems. The increasing popularity of smartphones is expected to drive the consumer electronics segment. In addition, technological advancements, such as the quartz MEMS technology, are further driving the demand for crystal oscillators in the consumer electronics segment.
  • The crystal oscillator growth is increasing with the use of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chipset in smartphone applications. Owing to the increasing number of applications, the consumer electronics segment is expected to witness strong growth during the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific is Expected to Register the Fastest Growth

  • Latest technological breakthroughs across Asia-Pacific have assisted the advancements in new crystal oscillators, which can make the overall processes more efficient and significantly improve accuracy in various applications. There have been a series of new product launches, mergers, and acquisitions in Asia-Pacific to take advantage of this opportunity.
  • The major driver behind the investments has been the continuous evolution and application of new technologies to unlock enormous volumes that were previously considered non-commercial. With these series of investments, consumer electronics, and industrial and automotive applications, the region is expected to witness huge growth in the coming years.

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Competitive Landscape

The crystal oscillator market is moderately competitive and consists of various major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. However, with innovative and sustainable packaging, many companies are increasing their market presence by securing new contracts, by tapping the new markets.

  • February 2019 - Kyocera Corporation announced that its Germany-based European headquarters, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, concluded an agreement with H.C. Starck GmbH, to acquire 100% of the shares of its subsidiary H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH, a European advanced ceramics manufacturing and sales company based in Selb, Germany. H.C. Starck Ceramics may join Kyocera Group and begin operations in spring 2019.
  • August 2018 - TXC launched a series of 1.0mmx0.8mmx0.3mm (1008), the world’s smallest crystal (8A series). The 8A crystal is suitable for portable electronic devices, such as smartphones, and wearable devices, such as smartwatches. In the past, the characteristics of miniaturized crystals could not meet product application demand. Now, with the 1008 8A crystal, it is able to meet miniaturization demands with characteristics, such as low power consumption and high performance. The typical reference synthesizing frequency is at 37.4Mhz, 38.4Mhz, 40Mhz, and 48Mhz.

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Rising Demand for High-end Automobiles

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Lack of New Improvements in Addition to the Technology Getting Matured with Substitutes

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Technology Snapshot


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Frequency-controlled Crystal Oscillator

      2. 5.1.2 Voltage-controlled Crystal Oscillator

      3. 5.1.3 Temperature-compensated Crystal Oscillator

      4. 5.1.4 Simple-packaged Crystal Oscillator

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Consumer Electronics

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial

      3. 5.2.3 Military and Aerospace

      4. 5.2.4 Automotive

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare and Medical Equipment

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. South Korea

        4. Taiwan

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Miyazaki Epson Corporation

      2. 6.1.2 Nihon Dempa Kogyo (NDK) Co. Ltd

      3. 6.1.3 TXC Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 KYOCERA Corporation

      5. 6.1.5 Daishinku Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Vectron International Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Siward Crystal Technology Co. Ltd

      8. 6.1.8 Rakon Limited

      9. 6.1.9 River Eletec Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Mercury Electronic Ind Co. Ltd

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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