"We wanted to integrate new, highly innovative features into our Eco-Drive watches but without increasing power consumption, cost or overall size of the product. Most importantly, we had to be able to implement the product enhancements within weeks in order to meet customer commitments," said Dr. Chikara Kimura, Citizen System Development Section, Watch Development Department, Technical Development Division. "The SiliconBlue CMDs met all constraints together with superior customer service and support."
"Citizen is the leader in watches. It is a tremendous honor to demonstrate our superior technology within their high-tech, elegant Eco-Drive watch," said Kapil Shankar, CEO of SiliconBlue. "From this award-winning watch to small, portable smartphones and other handheld products, we continue to enable new features through our programmable, low-power, small footprint CMDs. When time to market, cost, power consumption and size are important, SiliconBlue CMDs are the ideal solutions."
The Eco-Drive next-generation watch ensures precision timekeeping through innovative technology developed by Citizen. The timepiece searches for one of the 24 navigation satellites that orbit the earth, capturing the day, date and time signals the satellite emits from space, 20,000 kilometers above the earth. Since the satellite signals are controlled by atomic clocks, this watch's timekeeping is ultra precise.