SiTime and Bosch to accelerate MEMS timing development


SiTime will work with Bosch to develop processes for next-generation MEMS resonator products. These MEMS resonators are the heartbeat of 5G, IoT and automotive electronics, and will enable the higher speeds of 5G, long battery life of IoT devices and increased reliability of driver assistance systems in automotive.

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

“Since 2009 SiTime has counted on Bosch to manufacture more than a billion MEMS resonators,” says 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,” says Bosch’s  Jens Fabrowsky,  “without ultra-precise timing, the benefits and opportunities for next generation systems will not be achieved.”

“Bosch’s strong MEMS process capabilities are a foundation on which we can develop our next generation of higher performance MEMS resonators,” says Vashist.