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SiTime Raises the Bar on Frequency Stability of Timing Components

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First to Offer 25 PPM Total Frequency Stability for the Same Price as 50-100 PPM

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 22, 2011 – SiTime Corporation, the leader in MEMS-based silicon timing solutions, today announced that it is the first timing component supplier to offer 25 PPM frequency stability for the same price as 50 or 100 PPM. Networking, storage, consumer and industrial electronics customers can now use SiTime’s industry-leading, SiT8003 and SiT8103 programmable oscillators with 25 PPM stability to dramatically improve their system performance and reliability with no added cost.


“A timing reference that offers excellent frequency stability is extremely important to electronics manufacturers as it has significant impact on overall system performance and reliability,” said Piyush Sevalia, vice president of marketing at SiTime. “In the past few decades, quartz oscillator suppliers have failed to provide cost-effective, 25 PPM devices. With the 25 PPM SiT8003 and SiT8103, SiTime is setting a new benchmark in price-performance. Many of our customers have already standardized on 25 PPM devices across all their designs and divisions, and simplified their inventory management by eliminating multiple suppliers and part numbers. By using programmable silicon to offer compelling new features, SiTime continues to transform the timing marketplace.”

SiTime’s SiT8003 and SiT8103 programmable oscillators are now offering 25 PPM total frequency stability for the same price as 50-100 PPM. This frequency stability specification is available over both commercial and industrial temperature ranges. Additional key features and benefits are listed below:

  • Any frequency between 1 and 110 MHz with 5 decimal places of accuracy.
  • Operating voltage configurable to 1.8, 2.5, 2.8 or 3.3V.
  • 4 industry-standard packages, enabling replacement of quartz oscillators with no board changes.
  • 10 times better robustness and reliability than quartz solutions
  • Standby mode, for extremely low total power consumption
  • The world’s shortest lead times – samples shipments in 24-48 hours and production lead times of 2-3 weeks.

The SiT8003 and SiT8103 are available in high volume production today. The list price for 10,000 units of the SiT8103 in a 2.5x2.0mm package, 25 PPM stability, industrial temperature range (-40 to +85 °C) and any frequency up to 80 MHz is $0.68.

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About SiTime

SiTime Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. With 85% market share and over 35 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the $5 Billion timing market’s transition to 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 our solutions allows customers to consolidate their supply-chain, reducing cost of ownership and time to market. By using standard semiconductor processes and high volume plastic packaging, SiTime offers the best availability and shortest lead times in the industry.

Top-tier manufacturers are experiencing these benefits and recognize SiTime as The Smart Timing Choice™.

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