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Avnet Signs Deal to Distribute Discera’s MEMS Oscillators in Americas

Published on February 18, 2012 at 12:48 AM

By Cameron Chai

Discera, a pioneer in micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS)-based timing solutions, has entered into a distribution deal with Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, an operating group of Avnet.

Avnet distributes computer products, electronic components and embedded technology to customers in over 70 nations. Discera’s MEMS-based timing solutions offer a broad temperate range and more features when compared to standard quartz products. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of oscillator products uses its proprietary PureSilicon technology. These MEMS oscillators tackle the power, size and performance necessities of the communication, industrial, enterprise and consumer markets.

The Chief Executive Officer at Discera, Bruce Diamond commented that the extensive distribution network of Avnet will expand Discera’s presence across the Americas. The company’s PureSilicon MEMS oscillators deliver higher reliability, shorter lead times and superior performance when compared to quartz-based products. The company has made noteworthy advancement in replacing quartz and is happy to partner with Avnet, Diamond said.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas’ Senior Vice President and Director of Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical Strategic Sales, Steve Boysen stated that the inclusion of Discera’s MEMS oscillators to Avnet’s Americas offering provides a novel line of solutions for customers seeking change from quartz-based oscillators to silicon-based products. The integration of Avnet’s supply- and design-chain expertise with Discera products will help in accelerating common customers’ future designs at minimal costs with more efficient output, Boysen concluded.

Source: http://www.discera.com

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