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Sand 9 Appoints Karmel Technologies Sales Representative for South Korea Market

Sand 9, Inc. today announced the appointment of Karmel Technologies as a sales representative for the South Korean market. Karmel Technologies has strategic customer relationships and strong sales and technical support capabilities that will provide South Korean customers with better access to Sand 9 MEMS timing products, while enabling Sand 9 to better serve a key market.

Sand 9 is a leading provider of piezoelectric MEMS timing products that can be co-packaged with semiconductor ICs to bring a new level of performance, integration, and quality to customers. With 100 times better electromechanical coupling than electrostatic MEMS, and 15 times better stability over temperature, Sand 9 products achieve significantly better performance at the low power and small size required for mobile, GNSS, and IoT applications, while also meeting the high-performance, high-frequency requirements for communications infrastructure applications.

“I am delighted to announce this partnership in one of our strategic markets,” said Alan Mond, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Sand 9. “Karmel has a long history of successfully growing North American businesses into this exciting region. They have exceptional customer knowledge and will provide Sand 9 with a local presence, enabling us to better support and grow our South Korean customer base.”

“Sand 9 products have the potential to replace quartz in a variety of key markets,” said Shawn Kim, CEO, Karmel Technologies. “I am excited to be working side by side with Sand 9 to accelerate their growth in the marketplace.”

About Karmel Technologies

Since it was founded in 1999, Karmel Technologies has become one of the leading sales representation and distribution companies in Korea and the United States, serving the needs of many manufacturing customers in the wireless, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial equipment, and military electronics industries.

About Sand 9

Founded in 2007 in Cambridge, MA, Sand 9 is the technology leader in precision MEMS timing. Targeting a $4+B market opportunity with its piezoelectric MEMS products—which clock wireless and wired systems in mobile, low-power wireless, communications infrastructure, industrial and military markets—Sand 9 outperforms both legacy quartz timing devices and other MEMS-based solutions. Sand 9’s MEMS timing products enhance quality and performance, simplify system design, and promote space and power savings in integrated electronic systems.

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