Silicon Valley’s SiTime Expands to Michigan, Opens Center in Dexter to Target Autonomous Vehicles


SiTime in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara), a company in MEMS timing — devices that are used to sequence electronic systems, manage data transfers, define radio frequencies, or measure elapsed time — today announced it has expanded its global footprint with the opening of a new Center of Excellence in Dexter.

“SiTime’s mission is to solve the most difficult timing challenges for our customers,” says Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. “Our Michigan Center is near many world-class universities. The rich talent pool in the region, especially in engineering, will help us accelerate our product development.”

The company offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace quartz products, making it possible to design higher performance products that are smaller in size and require less power to operate.

“Michigan is at the forefront of connected and autonomous vehicle innovation, which is of strategic importance to SiTime. Our proximity and collaborative cooperation with the industry will extend our leadership in automotive timing solutions. We look forward to SiTime Michigan becoming a key contributor to our success,” Vashist adds.

SiTime has cumulatively shipped 1 billion units since 2005, and has a 90-percent share of the MEMS timing market. The company’s other locations include China, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Taiwan, and Ukraine.

To locate office space and assist with new talent acquisition and business support services, SiTime collaborated with Ann Arbor SPARK, a nonprofit economic development organization.

“The Ann Arbor region is a unique place where business intersects with advanced research, out-of-the-box thinkers, abundant financial resources, vibrant economic development, and an immense talent pool,” says Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. “We are thrilled to work with SiTime to help them get settled and to find the talent that will fuel their continued growth, while further energizing our technology sector.”

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