SOURCE: Discera

December 07, 2006 11:31 ET

Discera Selects Japanese Distributor M-RF

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Discera, Inc., a World Leader in CMOS MEMS resonator technology and provider of next-generation timing solutions, and M-RF Co., Ltd., a major distributor of microwave devices, components and subsystems in Japan, today announced a partnership to distribute Discera's CMOS MEMS Resonator-based timing products. M-RF will represent Discera and distribute its products to Japanese customers focusing on the world's wireless communications markets.

Discera offers the industry's first proven CMOS MEMS-based resonators for the timing market. CMOS MEMS-based resonators enable electronics companies to overcome challenges posed by quartz crystal technology, which has been virtually unchanged for more than 50 years. The company's PureSilicon™ resonator technology is a fundamental building block that can be used in creating fully integrated, low cost, small form factor wireline and wireless products such as oscillators, filters and RF components. Unlike crystal-based timing products, Discera's PureSilicon CMOS MEMS Resonator-based timing products offer significant advantages in size, power and cost along with exceptional quality and reliability.

The partnership with M-RF will provide Japanese customers with a critical building block necessary to deliver revolutionary multifunction consumer electronic products. By moving from quartz to CMOS, manufacturers of consumer electronics and other devices will realize a number of benefits including scalability, reliability, programmability and low power.

"M-RF has a deep understanding of the Japanese marketplace and what is needed to satisfy both our Japanese and wireless communications customers worldwide," said Hiro Saeki, president of M-RF Co., Ltd. "CMOS MEMS resonator technology will have an important role in these consumer devices. Discera's products fit very well with our current product lines, and we are pleased to partner with them to provide superior timing technology to the Japanese market."

"Timing components are the heartbeat of every electronic device," said Venkat Bahl, vice president of marketing, Discera, Inc. "Japan is a key market for components intended for these consumer devices. Through M-RF, Discera's timing technology will enable Japanese manufacturers to dramatically reduce their time to market and overall costs while simultaneously meet consumer demands for more sophisticated multifunction products that are smaller, more intelligent, require less power and easier to use. We are excited about this partnership with M-RF and their breadth of market coverage to bring quality and excellence to Japanese customers focusing on the wireless communications market."

About M-RF Co. LTD

M-RF Co. LTD is a major distributor of microwave devices, components and subsystems in Japan, representing more than 50 manufacturers from the U.S. and Europe. Talented and highly motivated M-RF sales engineers and staff provide customers with high level sales, marketing and technical service. M-RF has been an ISO9001 and Sony Green Partner company since 2003. For more information about M-RF, its products, and services, visit http://www.mrf.co.jp.

About Discera

Discera is a fabless analog semiconductor company that offers tiny, high performance silicon resonators for the frequency and timing control markets. These resonators act as the heartbeat or pulse for a variety of devices from consumer products such as cameras and MP3 players to specialized equipment for the military. The company's PureSilicon™ resonator technology is a fundamental building block that offers, according to Semico Research, "a better mousetrap" for creating fully integrated, low cost, small form factor wireline and wireless products, such as oscillators, filters, and RF components. Unlike crystal-based oscillators, Discera's PureSilicon™-based CMOS oscillators can be integrated into other CMOS-based circuits. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Discera is a privately held company with investments from Ardesta, Partech, 3i, and Qualcomm Ventures. More information is available at www.discera.com.

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