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Bosch confirms strategic technology partnership with SiTime to accelerate MEMS timing

The leading provider of micro-electro mechanical systems timing (MEMS), SiTime Corporation, and global engineering company, Bosch, has announced a strat...

Sean Galea-Pace
|Sep 5|magazine7 min read

The leading provider of micro-electro mechanical systems timing (MEMS), SiTime Corporation, and global engineering company, Bosch, has announced a strategic technology partnership to speed up innovation in MEMS.

The partnership will see SiTime collaborate with Bosch to develop processes for next-generation MEMS resonator products.

Through the use of the MEMS resonators, which has been described as revolutionising the $6bn timing industry, it enables quicker speeds of 5G, longer battery life of IoT devices as well as an enhanced reliability of driver assistance systems in automotive.

Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime, said: “Since 2009 SiTime has counted on Bosch to manufacture more than a billion MEMS resonators.”

“Over the next decade, the 5G, IoT, and automotive markets will drive the growth of the timing industry by creating a 200bn unit opportunity. Automation, communications, and computing applications in these markets will require more features, higher accuracy and reliability from timing components.”

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It is anticipated that SiTime has shipped over a billion units into every electronics market and holds more than a 90% share of the MEMS timing market.

Jens Fabrowsky, executive vice president, Automotive Electronics at Bosch, said: “Stable, reliable MEMS timing devices are needed for successful operation of new, high-bandwidth 5G, IoT and driver assistance systems.”

“Without ultra-precise timing, the benefits and opportunities for next generation systems will not be achieved. With Bosch's MEMS leadership and manufacturing excellence, and SiTime's groundbreaking MEMS timing technology, this partnership will make possible unique new features and mission-critical services in 5G, IoT, and automotive applications.”