As the automotive industry continues to add electronic-based features and systems, the need for reliable and robust automotive-grade timing solutions increases. Soon cars will need upwards of 70 timing devices. For several decades, timing components were based on quartz crystal technology—previously the only viable option that offered high stability and performance. However MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems) timing solutions are rapidly becoming the technology of choice because they offer the highest performance and reliability. Additionally, these MEMS timing solutions have unique features that solve longstanding timing problems—features that are required for emerging automotive applications as the industry moves toward autonomous driving with complete connectivity and security.