MEMS supplier Si-Ware Systems launches US subsidiary

February 8, 2012 – PRNewswire via COMTEX — Egypt-based integrated circuit (IC) and micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) maker Si-Ware Systems (SWS) launched a US subsidiary, Si-Ware Systems Inc. Scott Smyser, a new executive vice president for worldwide marketing and business development, will manage the US business.

SWS aims to deliver advanced devices to key markets, as it expands beyond design services and into standard products. The new US subsidiary falls in line with this business strategy. SWS operates in ASIC solutions, with configurable ASICs for MEMS-based components such as sensors and resonators; timing products, providing all-silicon clock oscillator products; and MEMS solutions, including the flagship SiMOST platform for single-chip optical systems.

Smyser has a experience in the semiconductor industry as an executive and strategy consultant for companies focused on timing devices, MEMS sensors and wireless technologies. He has led and advised various companies in the industry with an emphasis on marketing, technology, and product development. Most recently, Smyser was vice president & general manager for VTI Technologies, Inc. a leading supplier of MEMS sensors to the automotive, medical, and consumer markets. He also co-founded VTI’s timing device business. He spoke in the panel, "Connecting the Real World with the Digital World: Harnessing the Power of MEMS," at the International CES 2012 in Las Vegas this January.

"The continuing growth of ever-smaller ‘smart’ devices requires higher levels of integration and miniaturization," said Scott Smyser, executive vice president and general manager, Si-Ware Systems, Inc. "Si-Ware’s innovative design platforms and its expertise in integrating MEMS and ASICs make them an ideal provider for new cutting-edge solutions."

"Si-Ware has focused its design services efforts in growth areas – MEMS sensors are increasingly used across multiple industries, silicon timing devices are cost-effective alternatives to quartz, and there is a continued drive to miniaturize optical systems," said Hisham Haddara, Ph.D, CEO at Si-Ware Systems. "We have been able to leverage our design expertise to create highly integrated new products that can be easily incorporated into larger systems. Establishing a subsidiary in the U.S. and bringing Scott on to manage global business development is the next logical step in consolidating our growth plan for these strategic products."

Si-Ware Systems is an independent fabless semiconductor company providing a wide spectrum of product design and development solutions, custom ASIC development and supply as well as standard products. For more information, please visit www.si-ware.com.

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