Avnet Silica signs SiTime for MEMS-based timing products in USA, Asia and EMEA

Avnet Silica has signed an agreement with MEMS-based precision timing company, SiTime is to add its products and technologies to the distributor’s portfolio of silicon timing products. Europe based Avnet Silica is an Avnet company.

The distribution deal extends a previous agreement between SiTime and Avnet in the US and Asia to cover the EMEA region.

SiTime specialises in MEMS-based precision timing products, used by 15,000 customers in 250 applications. SiTime has shipped more than two billion units worldwide. SiTime’s portfolio consists of oscillators, clock generators and resonators.

The SiTime devices are programmable to enable customers to differentiate their products. The company says its technology has advantages in terms of performance, size, power consumption and reliability. In addition, the MEMS-based technology is claimed to deliver industry-leading dynamic performance in harsh environments that have high shock, vibration, or rapid changes in temperature. Typical examples are environments in industrial, automotive or aerospace applications.

“We are delighted to be adding SiTime products to our portfolio,” said Laurence Dellicott, director supplier management and fulfilment services, at Avnet Silica. “These programmable and highly rugged solutions based on advanced MEMS technology are ideally suited for the fastest growing target markets across Europe and beyond in the industrial, communications, automotive and aerospace and defence sectors, as well as the IoT.”

Piyush Sevalia, executive vice president of marketing, at SiTime is pleased that the partnership with Avnet has been extended to a global one. “It enables us to build on the successful business relationship we’ve enjoyed with Avnet in the US and Asia. With Avnet Silica’s leading market position in Europe, we expect to grow our customer base in Europe, and offer the benefits of our industry-leading precision timing solutions to them,” he said.

Avnet Silica is the European semiconductor specialist division of Avnet. Avnet Silica is a partner of leading semiconductor manufacturers, with a team of more than 200 application engineers and technical specialists, Avnet Silica supports projects all the way from the idea to the concept to production. Avnet Silica is a regional business unit of Avnet, with European headquarters in Belgium.


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