CapIP and Other Investors Recognize SiTime’s Large Markets and Rapid Growth
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 23, 2014 — SiTime Corporation, a MEMS analog semiconductor company, today announced that it has closed $25 million in new financing, which consisted of a combination of structured debt facility of $15 million provided by Capital IP Investment Partners LLC (“CapIP”) and strategic equity investment from other investors.
“SiTime has had a strong and enduring vision – to revolutionize the timing market with MEMS and analog technologies. Today, that vision is a reality, achieved through single-minded focus and rapid innovation. We have the best MEMS technology, the broadest product portfolio, the largest customer base, the highest shipped volumes, and are the preferred timing supplier for exciting new applications such as wearables and Internet of Things (IoT),” said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. “This financing, along with our leadership position, forms an unbeatable combination for future growth and innovation. We are pleased that CapIP recognizes SiTime’s market and revenue leadership and we value their industry expertise and ability to work with us to tailor the financing to our business objectives and long-term strategy.”
“CapIP is delighted to partner with SiTime to help fuel the company’s next phase of innovation and commercialization which will extend its market leadership position in MEMS-based timing. SiTime’s unique mix of highly differentiated IP, an exceptional leadership team and proven execution in a large and growing market resulted in a compelling investment thesis for CapIP,” said Riyad Shahjahan, partner at Capital IP Investment Partners. “We are confident that CapIP’s debt facility, specifically designed to maximize operational and financial flexibility, will enable SiTime to continue to capitalize on the sizable market opportunity for its silicon MEMS timing solutions.”
SiTime Corporation, a MEMS analog semiconductor company, offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. With 80% market share and about 250 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing.
SiTime’s configurable solutions enable customers to differentiate their products with higher performance, reduced size and better reliability. The rich feature set and flexibility of our solutions allows customers to consolidate their supply-chain, reducing cost of ownership and time to market. By using standard semiconductor processes and high volume plastic packaging, SiTime offers the best availability and shortest lead times in the industry.
Top-tier manufacturers are experiencing these benefits and recognize SiTime as The Smart Timing Choice™.
For more information, please visit www.sitime.com.
About Capital IP Investment Partners
Capital IP Investment Partners LLC (“CapIP”) is a special situation investment fund focused on opportunistic investments in emerging and innovative companies through the use of structured debt, royalty monetizations, and control equity investments. CapIP specializes in deploying capital through customized investment structures which provide significantly more financial flexibility compared to traditional commercial banks, venture lenders, or the public capital markets. Based on industry expertise, CapIP is uniquely positioned to provide bespoke financing solutions structured to meet the financial and operational objectives for a broad spectrum of technology and life sciences companies. Over the past ten years, the Principals of CapIP have cumulatively invested approximately $1.2 billion with prior work experience including several of the world’s most prestigious alternative asset management firms and investment banks.
For more information, please visit www.capipip.com.
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