VTI to enter MEMS timing device market

Expanding its presence in the consumer electronics industry, VTI Technologies plans to enter the micro-electromechanical (MEMS) timing device market with the launch of its first timing device in early 2011.

VTI is a supplier of acceleration, inclination and angular motion sensor solutions for transportation, medical, instrument and consumer electronics applications. The company manufactures silicon-based capacitive sensors using its proprietary 3D MEMS technology.

The new timing device products will leverage VTI’s proprietary 3D MEMS and packaging technology. The company currently uses its Chip-on-MEMS (CoM) technology to produce chip-scale packages (CSP) for its consumer-based sensors. This same technology is used for oscillators in a reverse configuration of MEMS-on-Chip (MoC).