Timing devices have existed for decades. We completely reinvented them.
Billions of timing devices are used across industries like automotive, telecom, enterprise computing, consumer electronics, and more. Quartz timing devices have been the industry standard for decades. But they are often bulky, less accurate, and don’t work well under environmental stressors. They failed to keep up with the massive tech explosion that changed our everyday lives.
The time was right to disrupt the old quartz technology and build a timing device that could shape our future. And that is how our MEMS timing devices were born.
How We're Different
Our MEMS devices are made of silicon (quartz isn’t). Not only is silicon a pure and reliable material; it also gives us the ability to take advantage of the latest packaging innovations from the semiconductor industry. And since we do not have to own our factories, we can innovate without massive investment.
Want to dive deeper? Check out "Resilience and Reliability of Silicon MEMS Oscillators."
Our MEMS devices make bulky quartz timing devices seem like a thing from the Stone Age. (MEMS stands for Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems.) We were the first to use chip-scale packages for timing (CSP), enabling tiny oscillators smaller than a pinhead.
Low Power Consumption
We designed our devices to consume less power. Since our parts are highly stable, they can stay in sleep mode for longer periods of time. That means batteries can last longer, whether they’re in your mobile phone or your smartwatch or a sensor on a bridge.
To learn more, read "MEMS Oscillators: Enabling Smaller, Lower Power IoT and Wearables."
We take pride in the reliability, robustness, and accuracy of our timing devices, especially in harsh conditions. Whether they are used in factory automation, air transportation at supersonic speeds, or even early detection systems for earthquakes, our MEMS timing devices are up to 20 times more reliable, 30 times more resistant to shock and vibration, and offer 50 times better quality.