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STMicroelectronics: Next-Generation Embedded-Flash Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Drive Car Safety and Security to a New Level

Multi-core microcontrollers enable functional safety and encryption in
automotive systems

Geneva, April 21, 2015 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM),
a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications and a top supplier of automotive ICs, today
announced new members in its multi-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed
at making cars safer. These new devices are the first to be launched with
ST's proprietary in-house 40nm embedded Flash process.

The new automotive MCUs combine compliance with the most stringent automotive
safety standards[1], encryption for security, and increased memory size for
the storage of vital programs and data, strengthening ST's product line of
fault-tolerant microcontrollers for demanding applications throughout the
car. These mission-critical applications include engine management,
transmission, anti-lock braking, electric power steering, active suspension,
and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

"Security and functional safety compliance are essential to realizing
cutting-edge high-reliability System-on-Chip ICs for mission-critical
automotive applications," said Fabio Marchio, Group Vice President, General
Manager of ST's Automotive Microcontroller&Infotainment Division. "Offering a
simple and compelling upward-migration path from existing parts, our new
automotive MCUs enable improved vehicle performance and economy with no
compromises in security, while delivering savings in development by promoting
hardware and software reuse."

Part ofST's Power Architecture(TM) single-chip 32-bit automotive-MCU family,
theSPC58NEproduct line combines multiple high-performance dual-issue cores
with up to 6MB Flash and 768kB internal RAM memory, eight CAN (Controller
Area Network) interfaces, and an optimized peripheral set based on the end
application. The multiple cores ensure redundancy in these most-important
applications to meet the safety and security demands of vehicle
manufacturers-and consumers.

The SPC58NE product line is currently available in BGA 292 and LQFP176 package
configurations. KGD versions are also planned in the near future. Compliant
with the ISO 26262 ASIL-D and EVITA Medium class, theSPC58NE84is sampling
now. For further information, including pricing, please contact your ST sales

Notes to Editors:

1. ST's in-house embedded Flash (eFlash) process technology builds upon the
Company's 20-year expertise in embedded Flash.
By moving to a smaller process geometry, ST has increased the density of Flash
memory and peripheral functions that can be integrated on a single chip.
Multicore MCUs built using ST's new 40nm process technology are able to
support a maximum capacity of more than 16MB of on-board Flash memory.

2. While the need for security in cars has been in place for many years,
development in this area now ensures security is a base ingredient of the
system. Originally, automotive security was mostly localized to a few
sub-systems, to protect electric-engine parameters stored in Flash from being
modified. Automotive security is now becoming pervasive and, in some cases,
is mandatory. Security now extends to the hardware security module (HSM)
system, targeting EVITA (E-safety Vehicle Intrusion Protected Applications)
Medium Class, which can be seen as an autonomous and isolated system,
embedded into the microcontroller, handling all security operations.

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the
spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing
solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security,
from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and
office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from
technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2014, the Company's net revenues were $7.40 billion. Further information on
ST can be found

For Press Information Contact:

Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
---------------------------------------[1]The ISO 26262 ASIL D functional safety standard defines the rules needed in
order to avoid unreasonable risk due to hazards caused by malfunctioning of
the complete electrical system. The microcontroller's role is extremely
critical so all sections of the standard that are applicable have been
evaluated for ST's automotive -safety devices.

New Automotive MCUs from STMicro


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