Integrated Device Technology (IDT), has recently released its new piezoelectric MEMS, or pMEMS, based oscillators. According to the company, crystal oscillators are complicated to manufacture and unreliable compared to pMEMS. IDT's new devices are more convenient, accurate and feature low-jitter timing references – perfect, IDT says, for communications, consumer, cloud computing and industrial applications. We recently spoke with Harmeet Bhugra, Managing Director of the MEMS division of IDT. In this interview, Harmeet compares pMEMS technology to crystal oscillators, as well as other types of MEMS based timing solutions.