SiTime Corporation and Bosch have announced a strategic technology partnership to fast-track innovation in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) timing and will work together to develop processes for next-generation MEMS resonator products.
MEMS resonators enable higher speeds of 5G, long battery life of IoT devices and increased reliability of driver assistance systems in automotive. Bosch will offer its expertise in MEMS manufacturing to produce these resonators for SiTime and ensure availability of high-volume capacity.
Accurate MEMS timing devices found in millions of telecom, enterprise, and consumer electronic products are what keep mobile phones, high-speed trains and stock markets on time.
“Since 2009 SiTime has counted on Bosch to manufacture more than a billion MEMS resonators,” said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. “Over the next decade, the 5G, IoT, and automotive markets will drive the growth of the timing industry by creating a 200-billion-unit opportunity. Automation, communications, and computing applications in these markets will require more features, higher accuracy and reliability from timing components.”