MEMS Drives Timing Innovation In 5G And IoT

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SiTime and Bosch Accelerate Innovation in MEMS Timing for 5G and IoT

5G, IoT and automotive electronics applications will require more features, higher accuracy and reliability from timing components. SiTime and Bosch are strengthening their process and manufacturing partnership to provide innovative timing solutions for future 5G, IoT and automotive applications.

These MEMS resonators will enable the higher speeds of 5G, long battery life of IoT devices and increased reliability of driver assistance systems in automotive, the companies noted.

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Bosch will utilize its expertise in MEMS manufacturing to produce these resonators for SiTime and ensure availability of high-volume capacity, according to the announcement.

“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.”

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

“Bosch’s strong MEMS process capabilities are a foundation on which we can develop our next generation of higher performance MEMS resonators,” said Vashist. “Our partnership with Bosch will help extend our leadership into the coming decades.”

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