SiTime, Silicon MEMS Oscillators and Clock Generators

Markus Lutz
Founder and Executive Vice President, Business Development

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Markus-Lutz_portrait_lorez_thInitial inventor of InChipMEMS™ technology, which allows vacuum-sealed MEMS structures to be manufactured in ultra-pure wafer cavities with integrated CMOS and shipped in low-cost industry standard packages.  SiTime used this key intellectual property to bring to market the lowest cost, high performance resonators and oscillators, which are 1/8th the size of leading-edge competitive timing devices.  Mr. Lutz received his Diplom Ingenieur Elektrotechnik at the Technical University of Munich in 1992. He started his career at Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen Germany, where over four years he invented and managed the development of Bosch's first silicon based MEMS gyroscope, now a $200M/year business.  In 1999 he joined the newly founded Research and Technology Center of Bosch in Palo Alto as MEMS Program Director.  Together with Aaron Partridge (CSO) and Professor Tom Kenny's (Technical Advisory Board, Board Member) team he further developed InChipMEMS and wrote the first business plan for commercialization of InChipMEMS in the timing market. Mr. Lutz holds 80 patents, and has authored and co-authored 16 publications.