; Crystal Oscillators Market Size, Share, Trend, 2034

Crystal Oscillators Market

Crystal Oscillators Market Size, Share, and Analysis, By Type (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator , Simple Packaged Crystal Oscillator, Voltage-Controlled Crystal Oscillator, Frequency-Controlled Crystal Oscillator, Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator), By Mounting Scheme (Surface Mount, Thru-Hole), By Crystal Cut (AT Cut, BT Cut, SC Cut), By End User (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Telecom and Networking, Aerospace and Defense, Research and Measurement, Industrial, Other) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) And Regional Forecast 2024-2034.

Published on: Apr-2024
Report Code: FG ES 01949
No. of Pages: 170-350
Report Format: PDF

Crystal Oscillators Market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% in the forecast period (2024-2034), with the market size valued at USD 3.1 billion in 2023 and projected to reach USD 5.2 billion by 2034.

Product Overview

Crystal oscillators are essential components used in electronic devices that provide extremely stable and precise frequency signals. These devices use the piezoelectric features of a crystal, usually quartz, to generate a constant oscillation when voltage is applied. The frequency of oscillation is determined by the crystal's cut, shape, and size, which allows for excellent accuracy and stability. Crystal oscillators used in a variety of applications, including consumer electronics, where they supply clock signals for microprocessors and digital systems, as well as in the telecommunications, automotive, and aerospace industries for accurate timing and frequency. Variants such as Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO), Voltage-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (VCXO), and Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) provide solutions for improved temperature stability and voltage control while meeting specific environmental and technical criteria.

Market Highlights

Crystal Oscillators Market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period, 2024-2034

Crystal Oscillators Market is predicted to reach USD 5.2 billion, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period owing to the expanding demand in consumer electronics, telecommunications and automotive sector. As digital technology advances and devices becomes more interconnected, the demand for accurate timing and frequency control grows, increasing the requirement for crystal oscillators. On the other hand, deployment of 5G networks requires high-frequency stability, which increases market demand. Active developments in different verticals and technological devices such as Internet of Things (IoT), smart manufacturing, and self-driving will continue to demand strong, accurate frequency control solutions, ensuring a bright future for the crystal oscillator industry.

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Crystal Oscillators Market Segmentation

Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators (TCXOs) are preferred in the market for their optimal cost and performance

Crystal Oscillators Market based on Type is classified into Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator, Simple Packaged Crystal Oscillator, Voltage-Controlled Crystal Oscillator, Frequency-Controlled Crystal Oscillator and Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator. In the present market sphere, Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator segment holds the majority share, due to its superior balance between better costs and performance. While Simple Packaged Crystal Oscillators (SPXOs) are cheaper to produce, their lack of frequency stability limits their use. Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXOs) provide the maximum stability, although they are more expensive and consume more power. Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXOs) maintain a reasonable balance, providing greater stability at a minor price increase over SPXOs, making them an appropriate alternative for a variety of applications. They are adaptable across a wide range of frequencies and temperatures, which marks them suitable for a variety of applications ranging from telecom and networking to consumer electronics and automotive systems, particularly advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

Surface Mount holds the largest market share due to their adaptable size and faster production times

Crystal Oscillators Market is categorized based on Mounting Scheme into Surface Mount and Thru-Hole segment. The Surface Mount technology is the preferred mounting scheme in the crystal oscillator market, largely due to trends that prefer downsizing in the electronics industry. Surface Mount oscillators are much smaller than Thru-Hole oscillators, making them suitable for microelectronics such as smartphones and wearables. This reduced size and allows faster assembly since surface mounts components can be automatically inserted and soldered onto PCBs, decreasing both production time and costs. Furthermore, SMD increases the component density on PCBs, allowing for greater functionality in smaller locations. The trend toward lighter, more compact electronic products, along with an increased reliance on automated assembly processes, is influencing demand for SMD crystal oscillators, maintaining their market dominance.

Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers

Growing Adoption of Wireless Technology Including 5G & Wi-Fi 6 to Influence market development

The growing adoption of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 technologies has strengthened the crystal oscillator market, influenced by the demand for more precise timing. Both 5G and Wi-Fi 6 operate at higher frequencies and handle larger data volumes than previous generations, demanding oscillators with remarkable precision and stability to prevent data mistakes and signal degradation. Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators (TCXOs) are ideal for these applications because they provide the best cost-performance balance across a wide range of temperatures. Furthermore, the expansion of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 infrastructures necessitates the use of significant network components such as base stations, routers, and access points, all of which rely on crystal oscillators for precise timing and synchronization, increasing demand for these critical components.

Rise in Demand for Consumer Electronics has Boosted the Demand for Diversified Oscillators

The growing popularity of smartphones and tablets continues to propel the crystal oscillator market. Crystal oscillators are critical components of modern gadgets, providing the precise timing required for functions like cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and display refresh rates. The shift towards smaller, thinner consumer devices has increased the demand for tiny, high-performance crystal oscillators. Surface Mount Device (SMD) crystal oscillators, known for their tiny size and suitability with automated assembly, are ideal for these applications. Moreover, the increased complexity of current smartphones and tablets, which are packed with several capabilities that require timing accuracy, requires the employment of multiple crystal oscillators within each device, driving market expansion.


Increasing Cost of Raw Materials can Negatively Impact Market Growth

The rising cost of raw materials severely limits the crystal oscillator business by reducing profit margins. Essential components such as rare earth elements, ceramics, and precious metals such as gold, which are required to manufacture crystal oscillators, are getting more expensive, increasing production costs. In order to maintain profitability, producers may raise prices, potentially passing on costs to end users, leading in higher consumer pricing for electronic devices. This condition further encourages the development of alternative technologies such as MEMS oscillators, even if they may not yet match the precision or stability of classic crystal oscillators. High material costs may restrict demand as device manufacturers look for cheaper alternatives to minimize their use of crystal oscillators, potentially reducing industry development and innovation. In order to reduce these effects, businesses are improving overall supplier relations, improving material usage, focusing on high performance.

Recent Developments

  • In 2023, Microchip Technology, introduced the DSC6270 family of high-performance, low-noise voltage-controlled oscillators (VCXOs) for challenging networking applications. The company successfully acquired Microsemi Corporation, which is a provider of differentiated semiconductor solutions for aerospace, defense, communications, data center, and industrial markets, which may give them access to new crystal oscillator technologies or markets.
  • In 2023, Nihon Dempa Kogyo, launched the NDK NFK series of miniature, high-precision TCXOs (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators) for applications requiring low noise and small size. The company has also kept its focus on the high-precision technologies for crystal oscillators to meet high demands. 
  • In 2023, TXC Corporation, introduced the XC 7B series of ultra-low noise oscillators (ULNOs) for applications in data centers and 5G communication infrastructure. They are also focused on launching a new set MEMS oscillator (MOs) as an alternative to crystal oscillators in some applications.
  • In 2023, Murata Manufacturing, launched the low-profile HCM series of SMD crystal oscillators for space-saving applications in mobile devices and wearables. They are actively investing in various research and development projects for the growing demand for 5G and Wi-Fi technology.
  • In 2023, Epson introduced the EG series of miniature, high-performance TCXOs for automotive applications. The company has set its focus on developing crystal oscillators for automotive industry. 

Crystal Oscillators Market

Key Players:

  • Microchip Technology
  • Nihon Dempa Kogyov
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • Kyocera Crystal Device
  • Epson
  • TXC Corporation
  • Seiko Epson Corporation
  • SiTime
  • Vectron International
  • Rakon Limited
  • River Eletec Corporation
  • Hosonic Electronic
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • Citizen Finedevice Co., Ltd.
  • IQD Frequency Products
  • Other Prominent Players (Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis)

Regional Analysis

Crystal Oscillators Market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa.  The Asia Pacific region currently holds the majority market share, for the reason of its position as a key electronics manufacturing hub. Countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are at the forefront, enhancing demand for crystal oscillators, which are essential for a variety of electronic products. The region’ s developing countries are actively experiencing massive growth in consumer electronics and telecom infrastructure, which increases the need for such components. Supportive government policies and subsidies are targeted at increasing domestic electronics manufacturing in the region.

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Impact of Covid-19 on Crystal Oscillators Market

Covid-19 pandemic had a multi-dimensional impact on the crystal oscillator market, presenting both obstacles and opportunities. Supply chain disruptions resulting from lockdowns and travel restrictions resulted in raw material shortages and delayed production, limiting manufacturers' capacity to satisfy demand. Many electronics firms, which are major consumers of crystal oscillators, had to temporarily close or reduce output due to worker safety concerns, resulting in lower demand. Additionally, economic uncertainty faced changes in demand for electrical products, which impacted the crystal oscillator industry. On the positive side, the transition to remote work and online learning increased demand for devices such as laptops and tablets. The increased focus on automating production processes have facilitated in overall adoption of SMD crystal oscillators, and the expansion of e-commerce has likely increased demand for consumer electronics that utilize these components. Overall, while the pandemic initially caused downturns, subsequent demand has created several growth opportunities.

Crystal Oscillators Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA

Crystal Oscillators Market Scope and Segments:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.8% from 2024-2034


Value (USD Billion)


Main Segments List

By Type

  • Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator
  • Simple Packaged Crystal Oscillator
  • Voltage-Controlled Crystal Oscillator
  • Frequency-Controlled Crystal Oscillator
  • Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator

By Mounting


  • Surface Mount
  • Thru-Hole

By Crystal Cut

  • AT Cut
  • BT Cut
  • SC Cut

By End Users

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Telecom and Networking
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Research and Measurement
  • Industrial
  • Other

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Crystal Oscillators Market size was values at USD 3.1 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach the value of USD 5.2 billion in 2034, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period.

The Crystal Oscillators Market consists of the production and sale of crystal oscillators, essential components used to generate precise frequencies in electronic devices. This market serves diverse sectors including telecommunications, consumer electronics, and automotive, influenced by demands for accuracy and stability in digital systems.

The Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator segment and Surface Mount segment accounted for the largest Crystal Oscillators Market share.

Key players in the Crystal Oscillators Market include Microchip Technology, Nihon Dempa Kogyo, Murata Manufacturing, Kyocera Crystal Device, Epson, TXC Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation, SiTime, Vectron International, Rakon Limited, River Eletec Corporation, Hosonic Electronic, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Citizen Finedevice Co., Ltd., IQD Frequency Products. and Other Prominent Players.

Advancements in telecommunications and electronics increased demand for precise frequency control are the factors driving the Crystal Oscillators Market.

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