About us

We are on a Mission to transform the global timing market

from Quartz-based to MEMS-based devices

Transforming the Timing Market

Stathera is transforming the $10B, 100-year-old quartz-based timing market to MEMS-based timing with our breakthrough innovation in MEMS timing technology.

We are using ingenuity to break paradigms, lowering power while increasing performance. Through our team, innovation in MEMS Timing, and commitment to excellence, we will speed up the IoT revolution, and unlock disruptive advantages for IoT, Wearables, Smartphones, and a variety of other applications. But the transformation won’t stop there. With our breakthrough MEMS technology, we’ll also unlock an unimaginable variety of new features and applications for electronic devices that benefit from low-power, and ultra-stable timing for synchronous system control and communication.

We believe that ultra-stable, accurate MEMS timing is the key for decentralized synchronization in a robust distributed network, and Stathera will hold the key.

Team

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George Xereas,
PhD

Chief Executive Officer

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Charles Allan,
M.Eng

Board Member

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Danny Gangapersaud-2-min

Danny Gangapersaud,
MBA

VP Business Development

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Danny has 22 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. In his most recent role, Danny was responsible for account & business development in Eastern Canada for Honeywell Sensing & IoT where he received the President’s club award for new business growth with sensors. Prior to that he was Director, Technical Marketing at Bosch, the world’s leading MEMS sensor manufacturer where he was responsible for the MEMS microphone portfolio and drove global business development / customer acquisition and go-to-market strategies for wearable, IoT, smartphones and other consumer devices. Earlier in his career he was a staff engineer at NEC Electronics America (now Renesas) with responsibility for then-emerging automotive infotainment market segment, where he drove the design-in efforts for MCU/SoC and was recognized for his contribution in achieving world’s #1 market share position for V850 32-bit microcontroller. Danny earned a BSc. Electronics Engineering from DeVry University and an MBA in International Business from LeTourneau University. He leads the business development & marketing strategies for MEMS timing solution at Stathera, Inc.

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Charles has a passion for solving problems with MEMS technology. Prior to NXTSENS Microsystems Inc., he completed an M. Eng. at McGill University where he led an engineering team developing high precision MEMS absolute pressure sensors. In his B.Eng., Charles led a team that developed a miniature glaucoma pump. He is a co-founder and a Board Member at Stathera, Inc.

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Dr. Xereas obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2017, under a fellowship from Les Vadasz Foundation – Intel. The results of this work lead to a MEMS oscillator that for the first time achieved compliance with the stringent phase-noise GSM specifications. The intellectual property developed in his PhD resulted in 14 publications, and 2 USPTO utility patent applications. He is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stathera, Inc.

Advisors

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John Muza,
MSEE

Advisor

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Wan-Thai Hsu

Wan-Thai Hsu,
PhD

Advisor

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Dr. Hsu is an inventor, an entrepreneur, and an investor. He has 25 years of experience in MEMS and 20 years of experience in timing products. He co-founded Discera, world’s first MEMS oscillator company which he successfully sold. At Discera, he led the development team to make world’s first MEMS oscillator products. He was also involved in setting IEC standards for MEMS oscillator. Later he was CTO of TXC, 3rd largest quartz crystal manufacturer in the world, with the focus on developing high performance quartz crystals, low jitter oscillators, miniaturized OCXO, and sensors. Dr. Hsu received PhD in Electrical Engineering and MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is now CTO of Soundskrit and an Advisor at Stathera, Inc.

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Mr. Muza has 25 years in the field of analog circuit design, and 15 years in MEMS sensor products where he holds 28 US Patents. He worked for Texas Instruments doing wireless baseband products for the cellular market, DSL modems, and power management where he was a Senior Member Technical Staff. He was Director of IC Design at Akustica, and leader of Advanced Development under Bosch. Most recently, he’s the founder of Vortxx Semiconductor focusing on semiconductor process development, and general MEMS and analog circuit consulting and serves as an Advisor at Stathera, Inc. He received both his bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Timeline

2015

Our Start

Founders, George Xereas, PhD and Charles Allan, M. Eng. started NXTSENS Microsystems Inc, to commercialize breakthrough MEMS technologies developed at McGill University. NXTSENS’ MEMS pressure sensing technology was the 1st to be commercialized from a pipeline of patented technologies, and is being used by MY01 in a medical device. MEMS Timing, the technology behind the winning 2015 MEMS Executive Congress elevator pitch competition, is the 2nd technology being commercialized, and that is where Stathera, Inc. comes in.

2016

Solidifying the Foundation

  • Secured MEMS Timing technology development funds from MITACS, and entered into strategic partnerships with C2Mi and Teledyne DALSA for the MEMS process development.
  • September 2016 – EE Times Silicon 60: Listed as Emerging Companies to Watch.

2017

Growing the Team

  • Expanded the MEMS Timing technology team, including two post-doctoral engineers, whose work further reinforced the foundation for ultra-stable MEMS resonator through additional simulation and verification.
  • Successfully prototyped the first-to-world True dual-mode MEMS resonator.

2018

Formalization

  • Stathera, Inc. formally established as a Quebec, Canada corporation,
    maintaining its existing headquarters in Montreal.
  • Breakthrough technology IP secured. Filed PCT patent application for True dual-mode MEMS resonators, and temperature compensation (Dual-output Microelectromechanical Resonator and Method Of Manufacture And Operation Thereof).

2019

Preparing for Commercialization

  • Engineered for success through continuous improvements, developed the subsequent generation of dual-mode resonators.
  • Engaged strategic investors, including Doosan, and Investissement Quebec.
  • Strengthened and formalized Core Team and Scientific Advisory Board.

2020

Recently

  • WIPO accepts PCT application for "Dual-output Microelectromechanical Resonator and Method Of Manufacture And Operation Thereof " and deemed 80 claims as patentable.
  • Successfully closed seed round funding with strategic investors.
  • Started ASIC development in-house, and characterized a large volume of resonators, for performance, and long-term reliability.

We’re looking forward to all the exciting things to come!

Strategic Partners & Investors

We are backed by strategic investors, development, and manufacturing partners in North America and Asia. They include: