Nov. 17, 2006 -- Discera Inc., a developer of MEMS resonator technology and provider of next-generation timing solutions, and Vectron International, a maker of frequency control and timing solutions, announced that they will work together on MEMS oscillators for electronics manufacturers.
Discera's PureSilicon resonator technology is intended for use in creating fully integrated, low cost, small form factor consumer electronics, and telecommunications products such as oscillators, filters and RF components. The company says its MEMS resonator-based timing products offer advantages in size, power and cost along with high quality and reliability.
The company has been demonstrating its technology in the Vectron booth at Electronica in Munich, Germany, this week where it is displaying video output from a standard camcorder that has its traditional crystal oscillator replaced with a Discera's MEMS oscillator.
"Working with Vectron, an industry leader, lends tremendous momentum to the MEMS oscillator world in general, and Discera in particular," said Venkat Bahl, vice president of marketing at Discera Inc., in a prepared statement.
Vectron is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions using the latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave and surface acoustic wave based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Products include crystals and crystal oscillators; frequency translators; clock and data recovery products; SAW filters and components used in telecommunications, data communications, frequency synthesizers, timing, navigation, military, aerospace and instrumentation systems. The company is headquartered in Hudson, N.H. and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
Discera is a fabless analog semiconductor company focusing on tiny, high performance silicon resonators for the frequency and timing control markets. The company's PureSilicon resonator technology is intended to be a fundamental building block for use in creating fully integrated, low cost, small form factor wireline and wireless products, such as oscillators, filters, and RF components.