LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ -- Si-Ware Systems (SWS), a premier provider of IC- and MEMS-based solutions for industrial and consumer applications, announced it has launched a U.S. subsidiary, Si-Ware Systems, Inc. Additionally, the Cairo, Egypt-based company has appointed industry veteran Scott Smyser as Executive Vice President, responsible for overseeing worldwide marketing and business development, as well as managing the U.S. subsidiary.
The expansion of operations is part of SWS's strategy to deliver a line of advanced devices to key markets as it expands its offering beyond design services and into standard products. SWS has developed three distinct product businesses: ASIC solutions, offering configurable ASICs for MEMS-based components, such as sensors and resonators; timing products, providing revolutionary all-silicon clock oscillator products; and MEMS solutions, including the unique SiMOST platform for single-chip optical systems.
Smyser has a broad range of 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 and 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.
"The continuing growth of ever-smaller "smart" devices requires higher levels of integration and miniaturization," said Smyser. "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, PhD, 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 (SWS) is an independent fabless semiconductor company, providing a wide spectrum of product design and development solutions and custom ASIC development and supply, as well as standard products. The company leverages its highly talented teams in MEMS design and development, as well as analog/mixed-signal and radio-frequency integrated circuits to provide highly innovative solutions and products in different areas, ranging from PLL-based timing circuits, sensor interfaces, frequency synthesis, data converters, RF front ends, and MEMS-based sensor systems.