Sand 9 was formed in 2007 to bring novel nanoscale MEMS technology to market.

Sand 9 is set to disrupt a $4+B timing market currently dominated by quartz—a 100 year old technology. Every electronic product contains at least one quartz timing device, and high volume applications such as smartphones can have upwards of seven. Sand 9’s timing products are the first MEMS devices that use piezoelectric actuation to achieve the stringent performance requirements for mobile applications. Sand 9 offers a major advantage over quartz: integration. Unlike existing quartz products, Sand 9’s more advanced piezoelectric MEMS products can be co-packaged with semiconductor ICs, such as cellular transceivers and wireless connectivity products, to reduce system complexity and offer the smallest possible footprint—critical for many space constrained applications. The capability for integration—combined with high immunity to noise, shock and lead-free reflow temperatures—address quartz crystal weaknesses that system designers have been forced to work around for decades.

Our investors consist of top tier venture capital firms that are at the forefront of technology innovation, plus leaders in the semiconductor industry who have a made a strategic commitment to Sand 9 and our technology. This unparalleled financial support has allowed us to develop a disruptive technology for mobile and other markets, and we are engaged with multiple semiconductor partners committed to bringing this revolutionary technology to market.

Sand 9 is building a team of talented individuals who are passionate about innovation and building a market-leading company. Prior experience in MEMS and semiconductors is required in some disciplines. More importantly, we are looking for individuals who want to pursue the challenge of a leading edge technology career, thrive in an environment of cross-functional collaboration, and are motivated by opportunities to bring products from design through to production and into customer applications.

Consider joining a team of professional, energetic, creative, and fun folks who have a passion for a high-growth, small company culture. Sand 9 offers competitive compensation and great benefitsfree medical plan (Harvard Pilgrim and BlueCross BlueShield), free dental plan (MetLife), free life and disability insurance, 401k match, wellness program, and three weeks of vacation. Our offices are located in one of the centers of technology innovation in the Boston area – Kendall Square in Cambridge – and beautiful, sunny Chandler, Arizona.


MEMS Design Engineer – Cambridge, Massachusetts

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