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SiTime adds Future Electronics as global distributor to broaden market reach

Sunnyvale, CA — August 2, 2007 — SiTime Corporation, a privately held Silicon Valley startup company producing the first MEMS-based timing solutions and Future Electronics, a worldwide distributor of electronic components, announce Future Electronics as the franchised distributor for all SiTime Silicon Oscillator products.

Future offers both the SiTime SiRes TM SiT1 oscillator family, available in 173 reference frequencies and the SiRes TM SiT8002 programmable oscillator family, a value-added solution for fast-turn rapid prototypes and custom frequencies. Both the SiT8002 and SiT1 families are form, fit, and function compatible with Epson’s SG-8002 programmable oscillator and surface mount quartz based oscillators. While available in larger package sizes, SiTime offers the world’s smallest programmable oscillator at 2.0 x 2.5 x 0.85 mm.

Both product families are available in the range from 1 to 125 MHz at optional frequency tolerances of +/-50 ppm or +/-100 ppm in industrial (-40 to 85°C) or commercial (0 to 70°C) temperature ranges. These oscillators are offered in 4 packages sizes from 7.0 x 5.0 x 0.85 mm -- 5.0 x 3.2 x 0.85 mm -- 3.2 x 2.5 x 0.85 mm down to 2.0 x 2.5 x 0.85 mm.

“Future's broad customer base, strong engineering support, and dedication to customer service make this relationship extremely beneficial to SiTime,” said Joe Brown, SiTime co-founder and head of Distribution and Sales for SiTime Corporation. "We now have a very strong global partner to ensure the continued growth of our business. With their vast engineering, sales, and marketing infrastructure Future Electronics will help set SiTime’s breakthrough technology into motion. Future's stong supply chain resources will provide SiTime customers with rapid product availability to meet the ever expanding need for time reference products.”

“Our signing of SiTime into Future’s distribution network gives recognition to the transformation of an industry and a start of the new era for silicon time references.

The continued growth and demand for smaller and cheaper complete timing products will transition to a silicon semiconductor based solution. Design engineers and customers will benefit from the strength and scalability of semiconductor processing and assembly, which is at the core of all SiTime products. SiTime will be a strategic partner with Future Electronics for years to come,” said Jamie Douglas, Global Franchise Expansion Manager at Future.

Automotive and military applications sensitive to shock and vibration will find SiTime products amazingly robust. For example, SiTime’s technology has been proven to withstand shock up to 30k G’s and vibration that is typical of the harshest automotive and military environments. At the same time, consumer electronics and industrial applications will benefit from the lower cost and smaller sizes.

To request a sample visit SiTime’s authorized distributor Future Electronics at www.futureelectronics.com

About SiTime
SiTime Corporation develops markets, and manufactures MEMS-based silicon resonators, oscillators, and timing products. Key benefits are the small size, high reliability, enhanced stability, low cost and short lead times. SiTime’s primary investors are the NEA, Greylock, and JAFCO venture capital firms, and Robert Bosch GmbH. http://www.sitime.com

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics, a global leader in electronics distribution, ranks 3 rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has emerged as one of the most important entities in the electronics distribution industry and today, is recognized around the globe as one of the industry’s most innovative organizations. This position is built upon Future’s commitment to maintain close business partnerships with both suppliers and customers, coupled with the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle. The company employs 5,000 staff in 167 offices spanning across 6 different continents across the globe.  More information is available at http://www.futureelectronics.com/