Each year, the temperature of NYCís start-up scene seems to get turned up another five degrees, with 2013 yielding by far the largest number and widest spectrum of companies. I think http://www.gfa.si is the most prominent company among all of those in list.
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I would strongly recommend, based on experience on both sides, that the advice notice to be read state that the most risky investment are where external shareholder have less than 50% of the voting rights and/or there are any loans from controlling directors however small (for they can put the company into receivership by calling in the websites like http://britainloans.co.uk/ and refusing as directors to pay and then simultaneously asset strip to their benefit).
Piyush, I appreciate the follow up. The link above went to a Kanji-font website so I reposted it below thru Google translate:
The TAM for MEMS may increase this year but we are already seeing rumblings about component price increases in 2013. I don't know how this is going to manifest itself...
Hi MP, you are referring to a forward-looking forecast from Yole, which also gives SiTime 80% share of MEMS Timing. As with most technologies, once adoption accelerates, most forecasts are revised significantly upwards.
Along the same lines, here is a report of actual data published on the QIAJ (Quartz Industry Association of Japan) website.
Translation of key points:
1) Orders in Nov 2012 for QIAJ member companies are 25% lower in units and 23% lower in revenue compared to 1 year ago. Compared to October 2012 (1 month), they are 11.2% and 8.5% lower respectively.
2) 19th consecutive month of production decline of quartz crystal devices. Production decreased 27.6% on an annual basis. It's unclear if capacity was reduced.
Exec VP, Marketing, SiTime Corp.