SiTimes MEMS-Based Timing Solutions Replace Legacy Quartz

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - 09 de abril de 2014 —

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with analog semiconductor market leader SiTime. The company’s silicon MEMS-based oscillators and clock generators provide drop-in replacements for legacy quartz crystal oscillator products, and provide higher performance and better reliability at a lower cost.

SiTime's leadership and innovation is revolutionizing the timing industry. The company has developed core technical expertise in MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology, analog CMOS circuit design and development, and cost-effective assembly and test. This expertise is unique to the timing industry, and is driving innovation at an exponentially faster rate than quartz.

“Performance and reliability are always at the forefront of requirements for electronic components, especially in areas as integral as timing,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product. “SiTime’s MEMS-based timing solutions check all these boxes, in addition to offering cost reduction over legacy quartz products. This provides incredible value for our customers and we are pleased to offer these quality products to our worldwide customer base.”

SiTime’s timing solutions offer a unique differentiator – programmability – enabling each device to be configured to the customer’s exacting specifications. Using programmability, parameters such as frequency, operating voltage, amount of spread spectrum and Output Enable or Standby can be specified by the customer.

“SiTime’s MEMS timing solutions are transforming the $5 billion timing market by offering the best features, performance, size and reliability,” said Piyush Sevalia, Executive Vice President of Marketing at SiTime. “Digi-Key is an ideal partner to drive and fulfil the increasing worldwide demand for SiTime’s MEMS timing solutions. Engineers at 500,000 companies worldwide turn to Digi-Key because of their best-in-class service, design support and logistics. We are excited to partner with Digi-Key and offer SiTime’s revolutionary MEMS timing solutions to their large, worldwide customer base.”

All of SiTime’s robust, silicon-based timing solutions are available on the Digi-Key website or by visiting the SiTime Supplier Marketing Center

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

About SiTime

SiTime Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. With 80% market share and over 200 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing.

SiTime’s configurable solutions enable customers to differentiate their products with higher performance, reduced size and better reliability. The rich feature set and flexibility of our solutions allows customers to consolidate their supply-chain, reducing cost of ownership and time to market. By using standard semiconductor processes and high volume plastic packaging, SiTime offers the best availability and shortest lead times in the industry. www.sitime.com

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
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