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Q:
What new technologies are influencing crystal design?
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Answers:
Consumer electronics, emerging market opportunities, IEEE 1588 ToP.
~Bob R, Supply Chain Management - Tech Advisor, Dallas, TX
Inverted mesa, saws.
~Faculty/Staff, Provo, UT
Difficult to say. Mobile phone is important, but only for form factor as this is in between low cost segment and quality becomes not so important - price is the only thing which counts. For technical innovation, application like micro base station, PMR, some medical application require more technical innovation.
~Joerg K., Technical Manager, Essen, Germany
Homeland security requirements.
~Bill H., Senior Scientist, Boston, MA
Smart Munitions
~Geoff L, Design Engineer, Mechanicsburg, PA
Simulation
~Juerg K, Manufacturer, Grenchen, Switzerland
MEMS
~Hank R, Design Engineer, Ronkonkoma, NY

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative crystals?
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No.1 is Tokyo denpa japan which has really best performance and know how starting from raw material side ( they received various award for purest and best raw material) over production equipment which they also design / develop / sell themselves up to finished components. They may not be the biggest supplier, but they are innovative, flexible, and they have introduced some key technologies which are used now from other crystal makers such as AUSN sealing method which is key for further miniaturisation of crystal components.
~Joerg K., Technical Manager, Essen, Germany
CTS, Vectron, and Rakon are developing the most innovative crystal oscillators.
~Bob R, Supply Chain Management - Tech Advisor, Dallas, TX
Nofech Croven Colorado Crystals Statek
~Geoff L, Design Engineer, Mechanicsburg, PA
Cardinal Greenray/Statek
~Hank R, Design Engineer, Ronkonkoma, NY
Epson Toyocom, NDK, TEW.
~Ludmila H, Sales engineer, Stockholm, Sweden
Micro Crystal, Epson
~Juerg K, Manufacturer, Grenchen, Switzerland
RMD, Saint Gobain
~Bill H., Senior Scientist, Boston, MA

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