SOURCE: Discera

October 30, 2006 09:00 ET

Discera Selects Korean Distributor MJL

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Discera, Inc., a World Leader in CMOS MEMS resonator technology and provider of next-generation timing solutions, and MJL Technology, Ltd., a leading supplier of semiconductor and IT solutions in Korea, today announced a partnership to distribute Discera's CMOS MEMS Resonator-based timing products. MJL will represent Discera and distribute its products to Korea's leading electrical and electronic product manufacturers.

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.

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. Through this partnership, MJL will provide manufacturers worldwide with the foundation necessary to deliver smaller revolutionary multifunction consumer electronic products.

"As product design continues to reduce in size, CMOS MEMS resonator technology will have an important role in electronic devices," said James B. Lim, President, MJL Technology. "Discera's products fit very well with our current product lines, and our customers will benefit from the support of Discera's technology. We are pleased to partner with them to provide superior timing technology to the Korean market."

"Timing components are the heartbeat of every electronic device," said Venkat Bahl, vice president of marketing, Discera, Inc. "Korea is a key market for components intended for these electronic devices. Discera's timing technology will enable Korean electronics designers 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 MJL and their proven record of providing world class technology solutions to electronic designers."

About MJL Technology

MJL Technology, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, with locations in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, was founded in 1988 by Dr. Mahn-Jick Lim, CEO. The corporate mission has been to utilize core technologies and leadership capabilities to become a global provider of cellular, digital consumer, telecommunications, and IT solutions. The foundation of MJL's continued success is based on the endless pursuit of providing the most innovative and complete technology solutions through world-class sales, technical support, purchasing and logistics support to its base of 1000+ customers.

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/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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