Micrel to buy Discera, maker of clock and timing products and MEMS devices

September 02, 2013 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Micrel has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Discera, provider of silicon timing solutions.

The acquisition is intended to complement Micrel's clock and timing products, as well as expand its MEMS (micro-electrical mechanical systems) capabilities.
Discera has been active in MEMS resonator development, creating an innovative technology in the timing space. Discera's PureSilicon oscillators and Crystal-less clock generators provide a variety of significant benefits to timing customers, including system-wide cost effective solutions, enhanced ruggedness, space savings, and excellent stability over a wide temperature range.
"With this addition, along with our PhaseLink acquisition and our recently released ClockWorks Flex and Fusion products, Micrel plans to be a one-stop shop for our customers' high-performance clock and timing needs," noted Ray Zinn, Chairman and CEO, Micrel.
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