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goafrit
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Re: SiTime - Dialog?
goafrit   11/1/2014 8:09:32 PM
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>> Osaka-based MegaChips will acquire SiTime, a leader in the MEMS timing market for $200 million in cash.

Great buy - I have never seen a more nicher area than timing mechanism in MEMS including XLs and gyros. The timing is such a huge challenge for designers and buying a small leader in that sector is small acquisition.

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Re: SiTime - Dialog?
junko.yoshida   11/1/2014 9:52:49 AM
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Thank you for your additional info, Docdivakar! Much appreciate it. Time for me to go back and talk to Dialog on updates!

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Re: SiTime - Dialog?
docdivakar   10/31/2014 7:34:33 PM
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@Junko: it looks like Dialog focused on acquiring mainstream power management components companies like iWatt. MEMS does not appear to be in its gunsights.

I hope it was a good exit for SiTime folks.

MP Divakar

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SiTime - Dialog?
junko.yoshida   10/30/2014 3:12:13 AM
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I seem to recall that SiTime has done some research with Dialog on stacking its MEMS oscillator for crystal replacement on top of a Dialog PMIC. Peter Clarke reported that a year ago. I wonder whatever happened to the research project; and I also wonder why Dialog wasn't interested in acquiring SiTime.



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