Piyush Sevalia of SiTime on MEMS-Based Timing
Q&A interview: Alix Paultre talks with Piyush Sevalia, EVP at SiTime about technology pressures along every front, timing in all electronics, and the need for accurate time keeping.
Technology pressure occurs along every front, from materials to software, Advances from wide-bandgap semiconductors, to multiprocessor SoCs, to advanced AI machine-learning solutions, the embedded electronics industry is in the middle of a period of disruptive and evolutionary change. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the need for accurate timing and timekeeping.
In recent years microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), using silicon-etch manufacturing techniques to create complex microscopic 3D devices, has been creating MEMS-based oscillators to address timing applications. These devices continue to improve as the core technology behind them does.