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2016-02-09

STMicroelectronics: STMicroelectronics Attracts Linux Users to Free Embedded Development on STM32 Microcontrollers

Free high-productivity tools now available on Linux and Windows platforms,
making STM32 an easy choice for fans of all major software OSes

Geneva, February 9, 2016 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)
, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, has extended opportunities to design free of charge
with its popular STM32 microcontrollers for Linux system users including
professional engineers, academics, and hobbyists.

Most Linux distributions are free, and open-source application software makes
the Linux world attractive to technology enthusiasts. Until now, however,
most development tools for embedded computing have been available only for
Windows®PCs.

The STM32CubeMX configurator and initialization tool and the System
Workbench®for STM32, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) created by
Ac6 Tools, supported by theopenSTM32.orgcommunity, and available
atwww.st.com/sw4stm32, are now both available to run on Linux OS.

ST's latest move means Linux users can now start their own embedded projects
on STM32 devices, free of charge, without leaving their favorite desktop
environment. By welcoming these innovators to choose STM32, ST expects to
further extend its lead in the market for advanced microcontrollers based on
32-bit ARM®Cortex®-M cores.

"The Linux community is known to attract creative free-thinkers who are adept
at sharing ideas and solving challenges efficiently," said Laurent
Desseignes, Microcontroller Ecosystem Marketing Manager, Microcontroller
Division, STMicroelectronics. "We are now making it ultra-easy for them to
apply their skills to create imaginative new products, leveraging the
features and performance of our STM32 family."

ST's commitment means users can now benefit from free software for configuring
microcontrollers and developing and debugging code, together with
manufacturer-supported low-cost evaluation boards, allowing greater focus on
product development. Tools installation is very easy and fast, which
contrasts with established practice in the Linux world, where users often
have to create or adapt their own tools with minimal support.

"Since the launch of the System Workbench for STM32 in early 2015, its
popularity has grown both on Windows and Linux platforms," said Bernard
Dautrevaux, Ac6 Tools Chief Technical Officer. "ST's new tools for Linux both
validate and complement our work and the openSTM32 initiative, and we plan to
further support ST with major upgrades to System Workbench for STM32 in the
future, including the support of OS/X as a development host."

Further Technical Information:

System Workbench for STM32 supports the ST-LINK/V2 debugging tool under Linux
through an adapted version of the OpenOCD[1]community project. Each of these
tools can be used in conjunction with ST's low-cost development hardware
including STM32 Nucleo boards, Discovery kits, and Evaluation boards, as well
as microcontroller firmware within the STM32Cube embedded-software packages
or Standard Peripheral Library.

The STM32 microcontroller family contains devices for almost any embedded
application, from extremely energy-conscious or cost-sensitive projects to
sophisticated designs that demand high performance and high feature
integration. The range supports all ARM Cortex-M cores from the entry-level
M0 to today's highest-performing M7 core, as well as devices based on the
M0+, M3 and DSP-extended M4 cores, creating the industry's largest portfolio
in the Cortex-M class.

In all, over 500 STM32 variants are currently available, with choices
including high memory density up to 2MB Flash, versatile package styles and
sizes, integrated features such as USB, Ethernet, or CAN controllers, audio
interfaces and accelerators, precision analog peripherals, general-purpose or
precision timers, PWM generators, and cryptographic modules. In addition, the
ultra-low-power STM32L0, L1, or L4 series feature extensive power-management
options, dynamic voltage scaling, and special adaptive accelerators for
applications where minimum energy consumption is the prime concern.

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and
energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the
heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and
together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter
factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and
Internet of Things devices.

By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for
life.augmented.

In 2015, the Company's net revenues were $6.90 billion, serving more than
100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found atwww.st.com.

PR Contact

STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com

About Ac6

Ac6 focus is on embedded systems training, expertise, engineering and software
tools with a dual expertise on both hardware and software.

Through its partnerships with STMicroelectronics and the ARM community, Ac6
provides its customers with the guarantee of a deep knowledge of the newest
embedded products, SoCs and software. Ac6 also develops Eclipse-based tools
for embedded application development either on bare metal, RTOS or Linux.

Each year more than 800 engineers are trained by Ac6, all over the world. More details can be found atwww.ac6.fr

---------------------------------------[1]OpenOCD: Open On-Chip Debug. A free and open project to develop software
debug for ARM-based embedded systems, designed to run directly on-chip.

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