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News Article | May 31, 2011
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Sunnyvale, CA-based SiTime, which makes silicon-based MEMS timing devices, has raised $20 million in Series E funding, according to a report today in Dow Jones VentureWire. Jafco Ventures, Bosch Group, Camp Ventures, CID Group, Grazia Equity, Greylock Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Northgate Capital participated in the round. SiTime is attempting to break into a market for electronic timing circuits currently dominated by quartz crystal-based devices.

Consulting Services & Associates LLC (CS &A) has announced the release of its latest Market Report and Analysis series focused on Semiconductor Timing, covering the results of CY2014 thru Q1 CY2015, and forecasting through 2019. ”I think that this year’s report series shows our best effort to date,” said Mark Sherwood, CS &A’s CEO and Principal Associate. “For 2015, based upon client feedback, we have streamlined the report to focus upon the numbers, technologies, mix, and some very specific application trends driving semiconductor timing overall. Our unique top down and bottoms up methodology in reporting provides the best and most accurate view of the entire semiconductor timing MarketScape.” The full spectrum of timing segments represented approximately USD$5.4 Billion in sales in 2014 showing continued impact to the WW Semi Timing Supplier Base. In 2005 there was more than 166 vendors providing product into this segment, today, there are ~100 Worldwide. The latest series of three CS &A MAINSTREAM Reports includes: (1) Xtal’s and Oscillators, includes Technology bases for; Quartz, SiMEMS, and All-Silicon Oscillators (ASO) (in Compensated CMOS). (2) Semiconductor Clock and Timing, covering the IC end of the business for devices utilizing an external resonator, die sales to frequency suppliers, and RF timing solutions. (3) Combined Semiconductor Timing, which is a combination of the Xtal and Oscillator and the Semiconductor Clock & Timing reports noted above (2). (CS&A notes that the Combination and Semi Clock and Timing reports includes the Semi Timing die sales into FCP, and all aspects of RF Timing). CS&A also provides A unique series of Focused Segment Reporting that provides a very unique and deep dive style of reporting specific to: (1) Semiconductor Timing Opportunities in Communications Infrastructure and back haul (2) 32 KHz and Real Time Clocking. These reports go where our Mainstream reporting does not go. Detailed for action, these focused reports quantify the TAM’s, identify areas of concern that need attention, as well as the identification of opportunities for new use cases and applications, trending, plus new product definition ideas based on need and said trending. CY2014 showed a true plateau in Semi Timing $$Revenue and volumes. Impacted by high levels of integration of the timing functions, especially in consumer applications where cost and size is king, the loss of key timing categories like: PC specific timing, Server specific timing and more, when combined with heavy competitive pressure on device $ASP’s, lead to an overall flattening of $$revenues for the calendar year. The report shows that new technologies have made measurable progress in their respective penetration in CY2014 but have also matured to show limitations that have impacted their proliferation into higher valued solutions. SiMEMS has been very visible in recent times and in CY2014 the two companies leading the way in MEMS based Timing: Discera acquired by Micrel earlier in the year and SiTime, who was the volume and $$Revenue leader in MEMS based Timing acquired by Japan Based Mega Chips for USD$200Million in November, 2014. We expect to see a few Compensated CMOS (compensated LC and RC) solutions poised to make their respective entry from companies such as; Toshiba, Ambiq, Si-Ware Systems, and eoSemi. Today, Silicon Laboratories continues to dominate this segment… The Market Reports provide a comprehensive and unique look at the full spectrum of the Semiconductor Timing Market to include all aspects of Semi Timing from simple standalone Crystals, to Complex RF Timing Modules, CS &A Reporting provides; TAM’s, Technologies in play and in development, Supplier detail and spotlighting, detailed Timing product consumption by Market Segment, Use Case and Applications, Forecasts for all major Semi Timing Product Categories by market segment, plus supplier market shares and rankings… The reports are offered in either a single user or enterprise license, where Enterprise clients will see a second half 2013 update in December, plus two hours of report related open consulting. Single user clients receive only the March release. Reports also include detailed databases that contain raw data, the forecast, product revenue breakdowns for consumption, and market share data noting supplier rankings and capabilities. Optionally these databases can be purchased separately from the full reports. About Consulting Services & Associates Consulting Services & Associates LLC (CS&A) founded in 2002, is headquartered in the heart of the Silicon Valley, centrally located in Cupertino, California. CS &A is today, the recognized leader and has become the “Go To Resource” in Semiconductor Timing reporting and Analysis. The firm provides unique and innovative reporting and limited consulting resources specializing in: technical issue resolution, market research and analysis, product definition, project management, marketing support services, valuations, due diligence services, strategic research and planning, and more. If you are interested in learning more about CS &A offerings, please contact us via email: info(at)timing-is-everything(dot)net. Reports can be purchased online at http://www.timing-is-everything.net.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced today that SiTime’s industry-leading, MEMS oscillators are programmed, and available for shipment from Digi-Key with 24 hour lead times. “SiTime’s MEMS timing solutions are rapidly replacing legacy quartz products and offer the benefits of more features, higher performance, smaller size, better reliability and shorter lead times. Using online tools, customers can configure our devices to exactly match their design configuration, and thus optimize their systems for performance, reliability and cost,” said Piyush Sevalia, Executive Vice President of Marketing at SiTime. “The electronic engineering community relies on Digi-Key for component selection and rapid delivery. SiTime’s broad product portfolio, supported by Digi-Key’s fast-turn service, is an unbeatable combination that will transform the timing market.” Available from Digi-Key in frequencies from 1 Hz to 625 MHz, SiTime’s MEMS oscillators also have frequency stability from ±5 to 50 ppm and supply voltages from 1.8 to 3.3V. Rapid fulfillment from Digi-Key allows designers to quickly get the part they need, speeding development time, and saving money. “SiTime’s MEMS oscillators have the capability to be used in countless electronic applications,” said David Stein, Digi-Key Vice President of Global Semiconductors. “Digi-Key’s ability to program the part to the customer’s specifications and ship them out within 24 hours speeds the design process for engineers so they can quickly get their product to the market.” For more information about SiTime programmable oscillators visit their Supplier Marketing Page at Digikey.com. About SiTime SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and 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. With 80% market share and over 300 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing. SiTime’s configurable solutions enable customers to differentiate their products with higher performance, reduced size and better 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. www.sitime.com Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

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