IDT MEMS Oscillators Selected by Samsung for Ultra-HD TV

Business Wire
Wednesday, January 29th 2014

IDT’s Low-jitter, High-reliability MEMS Oscillators Win High-volume Consumer Socket


Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ:IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that its MEMS oscillators have been selected by Samsung for use in its ultra-high definition (UHD) TV. The low-jitter and high-reliability specifications of IDT’s MEMS oscillators met Samsung’s stringent program requirements to win the high-volume consumer socket.

IDT’s innovative MEMS oscillators utilize IDT’s patented piezoelectric MEMS (pMEMS™) resonator technology, which combines the strong electromechanical coupling of a piezoelectric material with the stability and low damping of single-crystal silicon to create a passive frequency source of unparalleled performance and reliability. With no activity dips, no zero-time failures, and excellent shock and vibration resistance, IDT MEMS oscillators offer 40 times better reliability than traditional quartz-based XO solutions. IDT’s timing solution enabled Samsung to achieve less than 0.5 picosecond jitter performance resulting in zero bit errors, while simultaneously reducing the bill-of-materials by eliminating the need for an external crystal.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Samsung, a leading supplier of consumer products, for their next generation UHD TVs,” said Christian Kermarrec, vice president and general manager of the Timing and Synchronization Division at IDT. “MEMS oscillators are rapidly replacing legacy quartz-based oscillators for their performance, reliability, and lead-time benefits. With our standard semiconductor processes and high-volume plastic packaging, we can typically ship standard frequencies within 48 hours of order placement. This makes MEMS oscillators well-suited for fast-paced, high-volume consumer applications such as Samsung’s UHD TV.”


Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
Sue Kim, 408-284-2739
IDT Corporate Marketing

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