Em Microelectronic - Marin SAleader in Ultra Low Power & Low Voltage SolutionsSwatch Group Electronic Systems
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EM Microelectronic is a semiconductor manufacturer specialized in the design and production of ultra low power, low voltage integrated circuits for battery-operated and field-powered applications in consumer, automotive and industrial areas. We have 35 years experience in the design of IC processing analog and digital signals simultaneously.

Our product portfolio encompasses RFID circuits, smart cards ICs, ultra-low power microcontrollers, power management, LCD drivers and displays, sensor and opto-electronic ICs, mixed-mode arrays and standard analog ICs. We manufacture not only standard circuits and ASICs, but also system solutions and modules for applications such as access control, radio frequency identification, mobile phones, mass-market consumer appliances, alarm and security systems, utility and heating meters, sensor signal processing, controlling, car immobilization, electronic automotive subsystems and many more.

History
EM Microelectronic-Marin SA, also known as EM-Marin, EM Micro or simply EM, started its activities in the 1970's by designing miniaturized, ultra low power integrated circuits for watches in the town of Marin near Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

We are part of THE SWATCH GROUP Ltd since 1985. With strong foundations in the high volume consumer product that is the watch, requiring very low power and low voltage, EM grew in new markets and is today in a leading position for supplying electronic circuits to battery-operated and field-powered applications. Today most of its revenues come from markets that are not related to the watch industry.

At equal priority EM produces ICs for various applications such as communication, computer peripherals, logistics, security, access control, industrial, animal identification, consumer markets, automotive sectors and so on. EM is an international company serving customers all over the world. We have our own production facility and also use external foundries.

Swatch Group Electronic Systems (SGES)
Within the Swatch Group Ltd., EM Microelectronic and 4 of its sister-companies are part of the Electronic Systems group. Each company offers specific electronic products, components, systems or services. Together, they provide complete solutions for various applications by merging individual expertise and the synergies within the group. Their unique strengths are low power consumption, miniaturization and accuracy:

EM Microelectronic: Ultra Low Power/Low Voltage Integrated Circuits, Display and Touch Modules.
Micro Crystal: Miniature Quartz Crystals and Oscillators.
Oscilloquartz: Quartz Crystals, Telecom Network Synchronisation & associated services and management.
Renata: High-Tech Micro Batteries and Rechargeable Prismatic Lithium Ion Batteries for Mobile and non Mobile applications.
Swiss Timing: World leading company for timing, data and results services in sports.

Subsidiaries
EM Microelectronic has a design center at its headquarters in Marin, in the french speaking part of Switzerland near the city and lake of Neuchâtel.

In order to support its growing activities worldwide and to increase its know-how, EM has subsidiaries and additional design centers:

EM Microelectronic - US Inc., located in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA), is a subsidiary of EM Microelectronic which is aimed at serving North American customers. It has its own marketing organization along with a design center specializing in the design of low-power, low-voltage, mixed-signal ASICs and ASSPs with non-volatile memory, as well as optoelectronics where PDICs and XOEICs are used in CD and DVD drive applications.

ASICentrum s.r.o. is a design center located in Prague (Czech Republic). It is committed to providing turn-key solutions for customers in the design of digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs.

 

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