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STMicroelectronics: Smartphone-Like Graphics Coming to Everyday Objects Courtesy of New STM32 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics

Augmenting the capabilities of "smart objects" without higher cost or impact
on battery lifetime

Geneva, April 2, 2015 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)
, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, has introduced new microcontroller chips designed
to bring the same high-performance graphics enabling intuitive
smartphone-like user interfaces in the world of wearable devices, smart
appliances, and other IoT (Internet of Things) applications. The
newSTM32F469/479microcontroller line delivers this new level of performance
through the combination of ST'sChrom
-ART Accelerator
(TM)[1]and the MIPI-DSI technology[2]that is widely deployed in today's
leading smartphones and tablets, without higher cost or shorter
battery-lifetime penalties.

Paving the way to enabling "smart objects" such as wearable fitness aids or
intelligent home appliances, the new product line combines leading real-time
processing performance with extended connectivity to deliver to these
applications the benefit of software ecosystems such as application stores
that are increasingly part of everyday life.

At the heart of the new product line is a powerful 32-bit low-power ARM®
Cortex®-M4 MCU (Microcontroller Unit) core augmented by theChrom
-ART Accelerator
and ART Accelerator(TM) that speed up graphics and real-time processing as
well as access to the MCU's program memories. Through the combination of the
accelerators and the MIPI-DSI interface, the new MCU performs the demanding
real-time system control, monitoring, and application tasks that would
otherwise require even more powerful - and more power-hungry - processors.

Equally important, the new products exploit ST's long history of leadership in
both minimizing the power consumption of its circuits and packing these
complex electronic circuits into the smallest possible physical space.
Minimizing power extends operating time without a battery recharge, and
shrinking circuits allows equipment makers to meet the ever-increasing
consumer demand for smaller and lighter products.

"Smartphones and tablets have given consumers across the world an expectation
of high graphics performance, along with intuitive user interfaces and ease
of use for activities such as instantly downloading and running apps," says
Michel Buffa, General Manager, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics.
"Till now, equipment has often sacrificed graphics processing to meet the
demands of real-time application processing. These new microcontrollers
enable IoT products that meet today's user expectations while remaining
within the strict power, cost, and size constraints of applications that rely
on embedded microcontrollers."

The STM32F479 devices also include an embedded cryptographic co-processor for
applications where high security is required.

TheSTM32F469/479microcontrollers are sampling now to lead customers and volume
production is scheduled for Q3 2015. Budgetary pricing starts at $8.29 for
the STM32F469AEH6 with 512KB Flash Memory in the BGA 169 package in volumes
of 10K units.

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]Chrom-ART Accelerator(TM) is a 2D Direct Memory Access (DMA2D) peripheral
able to directly access, decode, and blend image date and output directly to
an LCD display.
[2]The Display Serial Interface (DSI) is a specification by the Mobile
Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance for display controllers in
mobile devices.

STM32F469 PR


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