Consulting Services & Associates, we specialize in Semiconductor Technology and Focused marketing services that are
tailored specifically for your business, your challenges, your markets, your products, and your people... Our goal is to get
you implementing strategies, and not just planning them. Our work is proven and grounded in real world experience. At
CS &A, we combine our market/channel/technology experience and expertise to produce tangible, actionable, in depth bottom
line results quickly. Our clients have realized results quickly, efficiently, and beyond original scope and expectations
- We have direct and significant experience in our respective disciplines, and our Senior Associates benefit from over
25 years in the industry - Not like other industry research and information suppliers, we are from the inside
providing more detail, and more comprehensive focus unavailable with any other group...We are focused in Semiconductor Timing
in all respects...
Our focus in Semiconductor Technology Marketing is multi-faceted, supporting Market Development,
Market Identification, Plan creation, Collateral development and creation, due diligence efforts and analysis, and Management
options for a variety of implementation schemes. Our Market expertise spans Memory to Analog-Mixed Signal Semiconductors with
specific focus on Power Management Devices, Xtal Oscillators, Clock & Timing, RF Synthesizers, SerDes, Video, Audio, Power
and HVAC, ATE, and more.
CS &A LLC Technology / Engineering services include:
Specific Issue resolution, technical training, limited consults, product and device definition, and electrical and physical
design services ranging from data sheet definition to electrical design with physical layout, to the 1st article debug.
2012 we have added a new service for our clients - Semiconductor device Characterization and measurement. CS &A now offers
full DC/AC measurements over Process, Voltage, Temperature, Frequency, and Load. Our indeustry experience in test and measurement
is significant, and CS &A provides a lower cost alternative to in house measurments which require a significant capital
equipment expendature, or excessive costs for outsourced labs. In addition, we can provide limited reliability and QA testment
and valiadation; ESD, Latch Up, HTOL, HAST and burn in our included in this service.
CS &A provides the test board design, schematic(s), Layout and Gerber
for the test PCB, and assembly to complete the test/load borad ready for the DUT.
Market Update 2013 Timing;
CY2013 showed growth in volumes for Semi Timing, but challenges in device $ASP's, currency exchange,
and more, combineingto keep revenue farily flat, and as the leader in our segment (Semiconductor Timing) which represents
approximately $8.00Billion USD, this is a significant and a dramatic decrease YoY. As such, we have modified our report formats
and increased our reach and coverage so as to provide our clients with best in class relevent, accurate, timely, and
most of all, actionable information in a easy to digest format.
In 2013, we increased our staffing and our tools along with our focued coverage topics. We provide
both standard and customized reporting that employs our unique methodology to provide the needed information. And now, we
are adding the Xtal and OScillator Data Base both as an addon for our report clients, but also as a stand alone product -
check out our store or contact us at email@example.com for more information today...
2014 is estimated to see continued roll out and entry into the market for some new entrants, many
with thier respecitve products utilizing "disruptive" technologies with aggressive positioning and pricing. With
the significant growth in Consumer Electronics, Computing, and Industrial segments, we saw little for semi timing in CE -
embedding the timing function in commodity class is a very doable thing today. Communications is moving fast to build up infrastructure
to support the new levels of "connectivity" in our ever changing world... In Semiconductor Timing, CY2013 showed
the industry that MEMS based Timing is in, making impact and gaining SOM both due to MnA, but also with the expansion of their
respective product lines to include both the standard LVCMOS oscillators from 1-160MHz, and now with Precision and even ultra-Precision
class synthesizers with LVPECL, LVDS, HSTL, as well as LVCMOS, setting the pace in low end and commodity timing solutions
CS &A is uniquely
positioned to provide insights and information into what, where and when...Trending, TAM, SAM, SOM, and SWOT analysis,Forecasting,
and due diligence are our areas of experience and expertise. Our staff is made up of industry veteran people with extensive
background and significant experience in multiple disciplines from Semiconductor Timing Itself - CS &A is staffed with
industry people directly from their respective disciplines within the Timing Industry - we
are not financial or business analysts, but our team is made up from Marketing, Engineering, Sales, and Manufacture /
Operation professionals who have been a part of the industry, thus providing our group with very valuable experience,
contacts and knowledge that only comes from knowing...
Our consulting services portfolio provides Limited and Focused Consults in multiples areas to include, but not limitied
Positioning and ROI/NPV Analysis
Go to Market Strategy planning and Initial Entry Support
A New Report and Analysis;
32 KHz and Real Time Clocks
Considered a limited focused piece, this is a deep dive into both the 32 KHz references and the Real Time Clocks.
Long a semiconductor
category in Power Management under the heading of Supervisory, CS &A has, since 2005, considered both 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 factor in the ~$7 B USD Semi Timing Market...
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.”:
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, DCTCXO, and simple XO type oscillators have a good SOM, and continue to grow in volume/SOM while
experiencing hard $ASP 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
report provides a deep 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…
NEW: Semiconductor Timing
Revenues challenged in 2014...
Consulting Services & Associates LLC (CS &A) is working
to release its latest market report and analysis series focused on semiconductor timing covering the results of CY2013-14
and forecasting through 2017.
The Crescendo in Semi Timing Revenue was reached in CY2012, and CY2013 showed
real decline as MnA continued to put pressure on the Semiconductor Timing Supplier Base in 2013 and the trend is forecasted
to continue thru CY2014 although today, we now have limited potentials available, or prepared for MnA.
We saw 2013 showing more integration pressure on Semi
Timing than ever before, especially in CE Timing solutions. Evolutionary changes to the product mix today include standard
Quartz based solutions along with MEMS, now mainstraming, and Compensated CMOS where we saw the supplier base condense and
flatten in 2013.
The latest CS &A
Timing Market report for 2013-14 details the top tier supplier base providing where and how the supplier particpates in specific
markets and apllications, their respective technologies in play and develoment, product category level participation / product
mixes, design, fabrication, assembly test and packaging capabilities which is THE crucial info needed in assessing a potential
supplier and in understanding positioning and Share Of Market (SOM).
CS &A Reveals details in its Newest
Semiconductor Timing Market Report & Analysis Series with four distinct Timing Segment Reports and Analysis;
- Crystal and Oscillators
Semiconductor Clock & Timing includes die sales,
RF compnents and RF Modules
- Combined Semi Timing
- Semicondutor Timing
Opportunities in Communications Infrastructure and Back Haul