Symmetricom's Chief Scientist, Dr. Robert Lutwak Receives 2012 GNSS Leadership Product Award

Quantum™ SA.45s Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) recognized for enabling precision time and time transfer in Mobile GNSS and Communications Systems

Sep 24, 2012, 09:00 ET from Symmetricom, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequencytechnologies, announced today that chief scientist, Dr. Robert Lutwak has been awarded the annual GNSS leadership product award in recognition for his leadership and significant contribution in the achievement of the Quantum™ SA.45s Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC).  Dr. Lutwak was chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award as a result of his role to overcome the intrinsic physical barriers to affordable chip scale atomic clocks, enabling precision time and time transfer in mobile GNSS and communications systems.  The 2012 GNSS Leadership Awardsrecognizes four individuals for significant recent achievement in the categories of Satellites, Signals, Services, and Products.

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Dr. Lutwak joined Symmetricom in 1998 and has pioneered the effort to incorporate laser technology and modern atomic physics into fieldable high-performance atomic clocks, particularly high-performance cesium beam frequency standards and low-power cesium and rubidium gas cell oscillators.

Symmetricom's SA.45s Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) has received high industry accolades for its technology breakthroughs in low-power consumption, accuracy, size, and weight. This powerful combination makes the CSAC ideal for small form-factor applications that require precise synchronization and time keeping such as geophysical sensors and secure communications radios. The SA.45s CSAC also provides time accuracy two orders of magnitude better than higher-power quartz-based solutions, such as Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXOs) and Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators (TCXOs). The CSAC product is available in standard and mil-spec temperature-range configurations, and multiple frequency options.

For more information about the CSAC and Symmetricom's QUANTUM™ family of atomic oscillators, please visit:

About Symmetricom, Inc. Symmetricom (NASDAQ: SYMM), a world leader in precise time solutions, sets the world's standard for time. The company generates, distributes and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. Symmetricom's customers, from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide, are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. All products support today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: or join the dialogue at


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