SiTime’s µPower MEMS Oscillator Named Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine

Revolutionary SiT8021 Recognized for Breakthrough Innovation in Oscillators

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – January 11, 2016 – SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), today announced the SiT8021 µPower MEMS oscillator has won the Product of the Year award from Electronic Products. The editors of Electronic Products, a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers, evaluated thousands of products launched in 2015. The winning products were selected on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application and substantial achievement in price and performance.

“Products in today’s fastest growing markets are becoming smaller and more power conscious, and MEMS timing is a transformative technology that’s key to continuing these trends,” said Richard Comerford, senior technical editor at Electronic Products. “Since SiTime’s MEMS-based SiT8021 is the first discrete oscillator we’ve seen that enables the significant size and power savings needed to advance mobile accessories, wearables, and IoT devices, it clearly merits recognition as a Product of the Year.”

The SiT8021 is a 1 to 26 MHz µPower oscillator based on SiTime’s TempFlat™ MEMS and low-power analog technologies and is aimed at battery-driven, small-form factor products. Compared to quartz-based oscillators, the SiT8021 offers 90% lower power consumption, 40% smaller size and 70% lighter weight.

“The SiT8021 µPower oscillator delivers breakthrough size, power and weight benefits far superior than any quartz-based device,” said Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing at SiTime. “Because of these benefits, wearable and mobile customers are designing our µPower oscillators into behavior-changing consumer electronics products. We are honored that Electronic Products magazine has chosen the SiT8021 as their Product of the Year.”

The Product of the Year award by Electronic Products is the second honor for SiTime’s SiT8021 since the opening of this year’s award season. In December 2015, the SiT8021 was listed in Microwave & RF magazine’s Top Microwave & RF Products of 2015.

About the SiT8021 µPower Oscillators

SiT8021 devices deliver the following features and benefits as compared to quartz products.

  • 60 μA supply current, 90% lower
  • Ultra-small 1.5 mm x 0.8 mm package, 40% smaller
  • Mass of 1.28 mg, 70% lighter
  • Height of 0.55 mm, 45% thinner
  • 1 to 26 MHz output frequency with 6 decimal places of accuracy
  • Operating temperature from -40°C to +85°C
  • ±100 PPM frequency stability
  • 1.8V operation for battery powered applications
  • Unique, programmable output drive strength for best EMI or driving multiple loads
  • 30 times higher reliability at 1140 million hours MTBF (< 1 FIT)
  • 30 times higher shock and vibration resistance

About SiTime
SiTime Corporation, a MEMS analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. SiTime’s configurable solutions enable customers to differentiate their products with higher performance, smallest size, lowest power and best reliability. The rich feature set and flexibility of SiTime’s solutions allow customers to consolidate their supply-chain, reducing cost of ownership and time to market. By using standard semiconductor processes and high volume packaging, SiTime offers the best availability and shortest lead times in the industry. With 90% market share and over 350 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing.

Piyush Sevalia
Executive Vice President, Marketing
SiTime Corporation

About MegaChips Corporation (“MegaChips”)
MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange): 6875) was established in 1990 as the first innovative fabless semiconductor company in Japan. MegaChips exploits expertise in analog, digital and MEMS technology and globally provides LSIs and solutions that are crucial for advancing technology innovation.
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