SiTime, Silicon MEMS Oscillators and Clock Generators

Nu Horizons Electronics and SiTime sign European distribution agreement

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Coventry, UK — November 11, 2008 — Nu Horizons Electronics announces it has signed a European distribution agreement with SiTime, the MEMS-based silicon timing solutions company. As of November 1st, Nu Horizons has rights to distribute SiTime's full range of MEMS-based timing solutions in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Nu Horizons Electronics is one of the top five, publicly quoted, distributors of semiconductors in the world.

SiTime is the industry leader in MEMS-based silicon timing solutions, including integrable silicon resonator die, and fully packaged fixed and programmable oscillators. The company's portfolio of MEMS-based timing solutions includes the industry's lowest profile oscillator, the SiT8002XT, with a maximum height of just 0.25mm as well as the industry’s first, differential output programmable spread spectrum oscillator the SiT9002. The SiT8002XT is one third the height of an equivalent quartz oscillator and the part offers industry leading programmability, robustness and reliability, combined with short lead times. The device’s small size also enables it to be embedded inside popular SiP modules for mobile applications, eliminating external clock sources completely and reducing system design complexity. The SiT9002 is part of SiTime’s high-performance programmable spread-spectrum oscillator family that can help customers reduce EMI and comply with emissions regulations, without expensive redesigns, additional components or delays. SiTime also offers high-performance, low jitter programmable oscillators that are available in industry standard packages and are 100% pin-compatible with existing solutions.

"Many products in SiTime's impressive range of MEMS-based programmable oscillators are the world's smallest of their type, and by far surpass their quartz alternatives in size, robustness, reliability, flexibility and lead times," comments Phil Gee, VP Sales EMEA for Nu Horizons. "Customers in Europe can now benefit from a combination of Nu Horizons' expert design-in and technical support and SiTime's industry-leading products."

“Nu Horizons is a leader in demand creation as well as in providing design-in, distribution and logistics solutions to electronics manufacturers worldwide,” said Peter Himes, vice president of sales for SiTime. “SiTime’s programmable timing solutions portfolio will complement Nu Horizons’ extensive semiconductor line card, simplify customer access to a wide variety of products, and will result in expanding our customer base in Europe.”

About Nu Horizons Electronics Corp.
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. is a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power and system solutions to a wide variety of commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronic manufacturing services providers (EMS). With sales facilities in 54 locations across North America, Europe and Asia and regional logistics centers throughout the globe, Nu Horizons partners with a limited number of best-in-class suppliers to provide in-depth product development, custom logistics and life-cycle support to its customers. Information on Nu Horizons and its services is available at http://www.nuhorizons.com.

For more information on Nu Horizons in the UK, please visit: http://uk.nuhorizons.com

About SiTime
SiTime Corporation develops MEMS-based silicon timing solutions. SiTime addresses the $5B timing market with leadership products that are the smallest, thinnest, most robust, reliable, configurable, and offer the shortest lead times.  The company’s solutions are the heartbeat of cutting-edge electronic products, such as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment, computing devices, graphics cards, disk drives, mobile phones and high capacity SIM cards. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., SiTime is privately owned and backed by leading venture capital firms. For more information, please visit www.sitime.com.