Sand 9 plans commercial MEMS oscillator production adds director

February 9, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Sand 9, Inc., is planning volume launch of its MEMS oscillator technology for wireless applications. The company appointed Skyworks EVP Greg Waters to their Board of Directors, using his experience in wireless communications to help Sand 9 manage the transition from development to volume production.

Sand 9 is introducing a temperature compensated MEMS oscillator (TCMO), a MEMS timing device that achieves the performance required for wireless applications such as 3G/4G cellular and GPS. "Sand 9’s breakthrough technology has the potential to be truly disruptive in the wireless communications market," said Waters.

Waters is executive vice president and general manager, front-end solutions, for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in April 2003. Prior to joining Skyworks, Waters served as senior vice president of strategy and business development at Agere Systems, and previously held positions there as vice president of the Wireless Communications business, and vice president of the Broadband Communications business.

Sand 9 is a venture funded company dedicated to the design of precision timing technology that will dramatically improve the capabilities of electronic devices. The company’s investors include Commonwealth Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures. For more information, visit

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