STMicroelectronics News Release https://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/press-rss.html A Collection of STMicroelectronics News Release en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:30:01 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Announces Filing of its 2019 Annual Report Form 20-F]]> STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 26, 2020. The Company’s Form 20-F and complete audited financial statements can be found at www.st.com and can also be accessed by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. A hard copy version of the report is available free of charge from ST’s Investor Relations Department: +41 22 929 5920 or investors.st.com. 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.   For further information, please contact: INVESTOR RELATIONS: Céline Berthier Group VP, Investor Relations Tel : +41.22.929.58.12 celine.berthier@st.com MEDIA RELATIONS: Alexis Breton Corporate External Communications Tel: + 33 6 59 16 79 08 alexis.breton@st.com]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c2944.html Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:59:57 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Boosts Performance While Enhancing Ecosystem on STM32 Microprocessors]]> \"\"STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader  serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is expanding its STM32MP1 microprocessor (MPU) offering with the addition of new authorized partners, new software functionalities, and a significant performance bump by increasing the clock speed to 800MHz, maintaining software and pin-to-pin compatibility with the 650MHz devices. The new STM32MP1 MPUs, now running dual Arm® Cortex®-A7 application processor cores at 800MHz and the Cortex-M4 core at 209MHz, deliver more performance in Voice and Audio Processing, up to HD Video Decoding quality, more powerful AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities in Neural-Network and Machine-Learning applications, and better user experience in Android systems. The devices feature compute and 3D graphics accelerators combined with power-efficient real-time control and high feature integration. “The popular HMI toolkit Qt and its QML-based GUI applications can be deployed on STM32 MCUs as well as on the STM32MP1 platform, thereby drastically reducing development costs while accelerating customer product delivery,” said Petteri Holländer, SVP, The Qt Company. “The scalability provided by both ST & Qt tools suite can easily leverage the resources of the STM32MP1, especially the 3D HW GPU accelerator to optimize a smooth rendering for HMI Industrial / IoT applications.” Capitalizing on the flexible STM32MP1 architecture, the security has been enhanced to protect the customer’s code through features like secure boot by authentication, available One-Time Programmable fuses for customers, and a secure operating system (OP-TEE: Trusted Execution Environment). A complete security toolset including Keys Generator, Signing Tools, STM32CubeProgrammer, and Hardware Security Module (STM32HSM) allows secure provisioning of the customers’ secrets into the device. The OpenSTLinux Distribution as a mainlined open-source Linux with all the essential building blocks for running software on the application-processor cores is now supplemented with Android developer packages and Cloud support to accelerate customer development. ST continues to actively participate in the Linux community with its strong mainlining strategy. \"ST\'s active participation to the Linux kernel community always impressed us. The simultaneous Linux & STM32MP1 availability made this launch attractive,”said Michael Opdenacker, CEO of Bootlin. “In our opinion, ST understood what the customer’s interests are: mainline versions support of open-source projects, freedom to upgrade to newer versions, zero-cost availability of security updates, community support and security of their long-term investments. By sharing the same open-source DNA, Bootlin is proud to be an ST Authorized Partner and to offer to worldwide customers its engineering and training services on this platform.\" On top of the strong software tool offer including STM32CubeMX and STM32CubeProgrammer, the STM32CubeIDE debugger is now available on Cortex M-4 core. Fast growth in the number of authorized partners greatly expands the customers’ capabilities and speeds their development progress using the STM32MP1 series MPUs. In addition to Embedded Software and Software Development tools, partners can contribute expertise in Training and Engineering Services. ST works with multiple System-on-Module makers, including Phytec, when local support and system flexibility is required. “By using the extensive graphics capabilities and the numerous interface sets of the STM32MP1 growing family, Phytec\'s phyCORE-STM32MP1 System-on-Module design with industrial-grade peripheral components is the optimal choice for a wide variety of applications requiring HMI needs as well as real-time interaction with other systems,” said Yves Astein, Product Manager at Phytec. “This PhyCore SOM can reduce complexity in any Embedded Design with long-term maintenance strategies while the excellent relationship with ST team allowed to make the SOM available on time to secure customer design.” ST also works with System-in-Package maker Octavo Systems for space-constrained application designs. We, at Octavo immediately knew we had to build an STM32MP1 based System-in-Package. It was designed to simplify the adoption of a microprocessor by leveraging ST’s long successful history of Cortex-M devices. Our OSD32MP1 SiP integrates the STM32MP1, STPMIC1, DDR3, Oscillator and Passives into a tiny 18mm x 18mm package, making the use of a microprocessor as easy and familiar as a microcontroller,” said Greg Sheridan, VP Strategy at Octavo Systems. “Combining OSD32MP1 SiP with the support from the ST Authorized Partner program enables customers to quickly develop products leveraging a powerful microprocessor.” STM32MP1 MPUs are industrial-qualified with a junction temperature from -40°C to 125°C combined with 100% activity rate during 10 years. STM32MP1 part numbers supporting Cortex-A7 at 800MHz are in production now, priced starting at $4.83 for orders of 10,000 pieces. Other pricing options are available. You can also read our blogpost at https://blog.st.com/mpu-stm32mp1/ STM32 is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of STMicroelectronics International NV or its affiliates in the EU and/or elsewhere. In particular, STM32 is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office. 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.   For Press Information Contact: Michael Markowitz Director Technical Media Relations STMicroelectronics Tel: +1 781 591 0354 Email: michael.markowitz@st.com]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4236.html Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:00:26 +0100 <![CDATA[Fully Integrated Wireless-Charging IC from STMicroelectronics Maximizes Power Transfer and Charging Efficiency with Low Bill of Materials]]> \"\"In the age of 5G communication with ever-increasing demand for more power and higher efficiency, STMicroelectronics’ STWLC68 product family provides the best solution for wireless-charging applications with industry-leading efficiency, highest power transfer, and safety. ST’s newest wireless-charging products operate as both a high-power receiver and a transmitter enabling rapid power transfer and power sharing with FOD (Foreign Object Detection) and other important ST-proprietary safety IPs. ST’s proprietary high-voltage technology, paired with excellent mixed signal design and highest quality assurance, enables our customers to deliver cutting-edge wireless-charging products. The STWLC68 family of highly integrated devices needs a very low external BoM (Bill of Materials), ideal for integration in a wide range of applications from small wearables and appliances to larger ones like smartphones and tablets. Being WPC Qi 1.2.4 compliant, the STWLC68 is fully compatible with all Qi certified devices in the market. With its fully integrated low-impedance, high-voltage synchronous rectifier and low drop-out linear regulator, the STWLC68 achieves high efficiency and low power dissipation, critical for applications that are highly sensitive to unnecessary heat buildup. An I2C interface allows firmware and platform parameters to be customized in the device and the configuration can be programmed into the embedded OTP. Additional firmware patching improves the IC’s application flexibility. To serve a wider range of applications, the STWLC68 family comprises solutions suitable for the range from over 20W to 5W and below, such as the STWLC68JRH, customized to address lower-power designs. Two evaluation-board types, STEVAL-ISB68RX and STEVAL-ISB68WA, are available to simplify prototyping with the STWLC68JRH for both standard 5W applications or PCBA-sensitive 2.5W low-power applications, respectively. The evaluation kits are easy to use, with header connectors for easy access to the GPIOs and other important signals. A USB dongle is included for configuring the device registers. The STWLC68JRH is in production and available in a 3.29mm x 3.7mm x 0.6mm WLCPS 72-bumps 0.4mm pitch package, priced from $2.0 for orders of 10,000 pieces. Please visit www.st.com/stwlc68-pr for more information.]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4235.html Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:00:36 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics and TSMC Collaborate to Accelerate Market Adoption of Gallium Nitride-Based Products]]> STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and TSMC (TWSE:2330, NYSE: TSM), the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, are collaborating to accelerate the development of Gallium Nitride (GaN) process technology and the supply of both discrete and integrated GaN devices to market. Through this collaboration, ST’s innovative and strategic GaN products will be manufactured using TSMC’s leading GaN process technology. GaN is a wide bandgap semiconductor material which offers significant benefits over traditional Silicon-based semiconductors for power applications. These benefits include greater energy efficiency at higher power, leading to a substantial reduction in parasitic power losses. GaN technology also allows the design of more compact devices for better form factors. Additionally, GaN-based devices switch at speeds as much as 10X faster than Silicon-based devices while operating at higher peak temperatures. These robust and intrinsic material characteristics make GaN ideally suited for broad-based adoption in evolving automotive, industrial, telecom, and specific consumer applications across both the 100V and the 650V clusters. Specifically, Power GaN and GaN IC technology-based products will enable ST to provide solutions for medium and high-power applications with better efficiency compared to silicon technologies on the same topologies, including automotive converters and chargers for hybrid and electric vehicles. Power GaN and GaN IC technologies will help accelerate the megatrend of the electrification of consumer and commercial vehicles. “As a leader in both wide band semiconductor technology and in power semiconductors for the demanding automotive and industrial markets, ST sees significant opportunity in accelerating the development and delivery of GaN process technology and bringing power GaN and GaN IC products to the market. TSMC is a trusted foundry partner that can uniquely meet the challenging reliability and roadmap evolution requirements of ST’s target customers,” said Marco Monti, President of STMicroelectronics’ Automotive and Discrete Group. “This cooperation complements our existing activities on power GaN undertaken at our site in Tours, France and with CEA-Leti. GaN represents the next major innovation in Power and Smart Power electronics, as well in process technology”. “We look forward to collaborating with ST and bring the applications of GaN power-electronics to Industrial and Automotive Power Conversion,” said Dr. Kevin Zhang, Vice President of Business Development at TSMC. “TSMC’s leading GaN manufacturing expertise, combined with STMicroelectronics’ product design and automotive-grade qualification capabilities, will deliver great energy efficiency improvement for industrial and automotive power conversion applications that are more eco-friendly and help accelerate the electrification of vehicles.” ST expects the delivery of first samples of power GaN discrete devices to its key customers later this year, followed by GaN IC products within a few months. 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. \"\"About TSMC TSMC pioneered the pure-play foundry business model when it was founded in 1987, and has been the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry ever since. The company supports a thriving ecosystem of global customers and partners with the industry’s leading process technology and portfolio of design enablement solutions to unleash innovation for the global semiconductor industry. TSMC serves its customers with global capacity of about 13 million 12-inch equivalent wafers per year in 2020, and provides the broadest range of technologies from 2 micron all the way to foundry’s most advanced processes, which is 7-nanometer today. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 7-nanometer production capabilities and the first to commercialize Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology in delivering customer products to market in high volume. TSMC is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please visit http://www.tsmc.com.   ST Investor Relations Céline Berthier Group VP, Investor Relations Tel: +41 22 929 58 12 celine.berthier@st.com ST Media Relations: Alexis Breton Corporate External Communications Tel: + 33 6 59 16 79 08 alexis.breton@st.com TSMC Media Contacts: Nina Kao Head of PR Department Tel: 886-3-5636688 ext.7125036 Mobile: 886-988-239-163 nina_kao@tsmc.com Michael Kramer PR Department Tel: 886-3-5636688 ext.7125031 Mobile: 886-988-931-352 pdkramer@tsmc.com]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c2943.html Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:00:15 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Reveals Latest Innovation in Electric-Vehicle Energy Management for Cleaner and Safer Mobility]]> \"\"STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed new battery-management technology that increases reliability, safety, driving range, and cost-effectiveness of electric vehicles (EVs). EVs are predicted to reach cost parity with conventional combustion-engine vehicles before the end of this decade and overtake in sales volume by 2038. ST, leveraging its technical capabilities to help car makers achieve these goals, has announced an advanced battery-management system (BMS) controller that features the industry’s best voltage accuracy for longer driving range and battery life, with extra temperature-monitoring inputs for enhanced safety. The L9963 controller is the latest generation from ST’s BMS program, which has already created advanced semiconductors for joint projects with major organizations developing EV batteries. These include ongoing cooperation with LG Chem, begun in 2008, and the cooperation with Chinese R&D institute IMECAS and EV-battery technology company EPOCH announced in 2017. “We are extending our expertise in electronic technologies in every way possible to help realize cleaner mobility,” said Alberto Poma, ADG Vice President, Smart Power Solutions MACRO-Division General Manager, STMicroelectronics. “Building on over 10 years of work with key partners in EV battery-management technology, our new battery-management chip further improves every aspect of energy management in EVs, which directly enhances important end-user experiences to increase market appeal and consumer confidence.” A typical BMS application uses multiple L9963 devices to monitor groups of cells in the battery stack, managed by a host microcontroller (MCU) such as ST’s SPC5 high-performance, safety-critical automotive-qualified MCUs. The L9963 is in production now and ready for new designs. Please contact your local ST sales office for further information and pricing options. Further technical information: The L9963 can monitor up to 14 stacked battery cells, measuring voltages with accuracy better than 2mV in the 1.7V–4.7V range to maintain superior cell condition. Simultaneous digitization of all sensed values, considered to be a first for this type of battery-management product, eliminates cell-synchronization delays. The L9963 can also monitor up to seven external temperature sensors, enhancing the system’s ability to detect fluctuations and maintain stability. Meeting ASIL-D requirements in compliance with the ISO 26262 standard, the L9963 integrates a fully redundant cell-measurement path that enhances safety and provides support for a ‘limp home’ mode. Comprehensive fault-detection and notification functions meeting automotive safety requirements are also built in. Together with a serial peripheral interface (SPI), the L9963 features a 2.66Mbps vertical communication interface for high-speed communication between multiple L9963 ICs monitoring the entire battery stack. This permits eight devices to convert and read 96 cells in less than 4ms, and can work with any combination of transformer-based or capacitive isolation. The L9963 also features a robust design that allows hot plugging without the external Zener diodes usually needed to protect the BMS because the battery cannot be powered down. The L9963 allows designers to eliminate these components and hence further reduce costs. Further information can be found on www.st.com/automotive-bms 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. [1] https://about.bnef.com/electric-vehicle-outlook/ For Press Information Contact: Michael Markowitz Director Technical Media Relations STMicroelectronics Tel: +1 781 591 0354 Email: michael.markowitz@st.com]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4233.html Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:00:52 +0100 <![CDATA[New STSAFE Secure Element from STMicroelectronics Provides Certified Solution for Asset Identification and Brand Protection]]> \"\"Introducing new features to secure data exchanges in increasingly aggressive contexts, the STMicroelectronics STSAFE-A110 Secure Element protects consumer and industrial connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT), preventing the counterfeiting of genuine products by strictly assuring their authenticity. STSAFE-A110 offers state-of-the-art certified protection and access to secure loading of cloud credentials to provide mass registration of IoT devices and ensure only authorized devices can access online services. This critical secured personalization can be performed at a secure ST factory at no extra cost for yearly quantities in excess of 5,000 units, drastically simplifying and protecting the manipulation of secret data during IoT devices manufacturing. The device features an embedded secure operating system and is based on hardware that is certified to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL5+). Each unit comes with a unique identification and X.509 certificates that aids secure device connection. In addition, ST’s latest Secure Element is integrated with the STM32Cube development ecosystem to be quickly incorporated in new STM32 designs requiring an authentication and secure-connection capability. The X-NUCLEO-SAFEA1 expansion board jump-starts development and is ready to use with any STM32 Nucleo development board and free X-CUBE-SAFEA1 and X-CUBE-SBSFU software packages. Typical applications for STSAFE-A110 include brand protection for components like consumables, accessories, or power-tool batteries, and the authentication of cloud-connected IoT devices such as vending machines, farm implements, or environmental sensors. Offered in SO8N and DFN packages, the STSAFE-A110 is now available in samples, with volume production scheduled for the end of February 2020. For fast and easy evaluation, pre-personalized generic samples and STM32 expansion boards will also be directly available via eDistribution accessible on www.st.com.  For volume orders and personalization service, please contact your ST sales office. Please visit www.st.com/stsafe-a for further information.]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4232.html Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:00:40 +0100 <![CDATA[Ultra-Low Power and Security for IoT Come First on New STM32L5 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics]]> \"\"STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces ultra-low-power STM32L5x2 microcontrollers (MCUs) that emphasize security to assure better protected IoT-connected applications. Operating at clock frequencies to 110MHz, the STM32L5-series MCUs start from the Arm® Cortex®-M33 32-bit RISC core with Arm TrustZone® hardware-based security. First conceived for equipment such as desktops, mobile devices, and communication infrastructure, trusted computing authenticates devices connected to a network by creating a protected execution environment for cyber-protection and sensitive code (cryptography and key storage) that blocks attempts to corrupt devices or software. A second, independent, execution environment allows for the running of untrusted code. To this foundation, ST adds the freedom to include or exclude each I/O, peripheral, or area of Flash or SRAM from TrustZone protection, allowing sensitive workloads to be fully isolated for maximum security. In addition, ST has engineered TrustZone to ensure support for secure boot, special read-out and write protection for integrated SRAM and Flash, and cryptographic acceleration, including AES 128/256-bit key hardware acceleration, public key acceleration (PKA), and AES-128 On-The-Fly Decryption (OTFDEC), to protect external code or data. The STM32L5 also supports active tamper detection and secure firmware installation. With this attention to security, the STM32L5 has been certified to PSA Certified Level 2. “As IoT and embedded devices increase in intelligence and functionality, security must be built in from the ground up,” said Thomas Ensergueix, senior director, Automotive and IoT Line of Business at Arm. “The STM32L5 series makes it easier for developers to build trusted PSA Certified devices based on the Arm Cortex-M33 processor, providing a robust and secure foundation for devices ranging from consumer products to industrial equipment.” On top of this protection and design flexibility, ST mixes in its proprietary ultra-low-power expertise through techniques like adaptive voltage scaling, real-time acceleration, power gating, and multiple reduced-power operating modes, to enable the MCUs to deliver high performance and long run-times, whether powered by coin cells or even through energy harvesting. In addition, a highly efficient switched-mode step-down regulator can be powered up or down on-the-fly to improve low-power performance when the VDD voltage is high enough. The resulting ULPMark scores, which are key measures of ultra-low-power efficiency based on real-world benchmarks developed by EEMBC, are excellent: 370 ULPMark-CoreProfile and 54 ULPMark-PeripheralProfile at 1.8V. “As a market leader in MCUs with a strategic focus in areas like Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, and Smart Industry, ST recognized the importance of a series of MCUs that combined world-class ultra-low-power consumption with industry-leading security and data protection, for mission-critical applications and at-the-edge node processing,” said Ricardo De Sa Earp, Microcontroller Division General Manager, STMicroelectronics. “Applying ST’s expertise in ultra-low-power design and processing technologies and adding our security and data protection on top of the solid foundation of Arm TrustZone and the outstanding STM32 ecosystem, the STM32L5x2 MCUs are ideal for Industrial IoT applications – metering, health (human or machine) monitoring, mobile point-of-sale – that require reliability and security.” The STM32L5x2 MCUs offer 512 Kbyte dual-bank Flash that allows read-while-write operation to aid device management and the Flash ensures a high level of safety by supporting Error Correction Code (ECC) with diagnostics. There is also a 256Kbyte-SRAM and features to support high-speed external memory including single, dual, quad, or octal SPI and Hyperbus Flash or SRAM, and an interface for SRAM, PSRAM, NOR, NAND or FRAM. Digital peripherals for the STM32L5x2 include USB Full Speed with dedicated supply, allowing customers to keep USB communication even when the system is powered at 1.8V, and a UCPD controller compliant with USB Type-C Rev. 1.2 and USB Power Delivery Rev. 3.0 specifications. Smart analog features include a state-of-the-art analog-to-digital converter (ADC), two power-gated digital-to-analog converters (DAC), two ultra-low-power comparators, and two operational amplifiers with external or internal follower routing and programmable-gain amplifier (PGA) capability. As part of the industry-leading STM32 family of MCUs, the STM32L5 series is fully supported by the STM32 ecosystem and features its own STM32CubeL5 one-stop-shop software package, which includes Hardware Abstraction Layer and Low-Level drivers, FreeRTOS, Trusted Firmware-M (TF-M), Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update (SBSFU), USB-PD device driver, MbedTLS and MbedCrypto, FatFS file system, and Touch Sensing drivers. In addition, the STM32CubeL5 features more than 300 project examples that can run on the STM32L552E-EV evaluation board, STM32L562E-DK discovery kit, and NUCLEO-L552ZE-Q. These projects can be compiled with the Arm Keil® development tool, IAR or STM32CubeIDE toolchains, and are delivered with a STM32CubeMX configuration file, enabling easy customization and code update. Starting at $2.60 in 1k quantities, the STM32L5x2 MCUs are in full production and available now in standard temperature grade (-40°C to +85°C) for consumer and commercial applications, or high-temperature grade specified from -40°C to +125°C for challenging environments. You can also read our blogpost at https://blog.st.com/stm32l5-trustzone-security/ STM32 is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of STMicroelectronics International NV or its affiliates in the EU and/or elsewhere. In particular, STM32 is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office. 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. For Press Information Contact: Michael Markowitz Director Technical Media Relations STMicroelectronics Tel: +1 781 591 0354 Email: michael.markowitz@st.com]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/ultra-low-power-and-security-for-iot-come-first-on-new-stm32l5-microcontrollers-from-stmicroelectronics.html Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:00:20 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics’ participation at MWC 2020 Barcelona and Embedded World Nuremberg]]> STMicroelectronics has been closely following the situation related to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China and has taken a number of precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees worldwide. As an additional measure, the company has taken the decision to withdraw from exhibiting at MWC 2020 in Barcelona and at Embedded World in Nuremberg later this month. The invitation-only analyst and media event at MWC 2020, hosted by ST executive management, is confirmed to take place at La Fira at the scheduled date and time. As already planned, the presentation and Q&A will be available live at http://investors.st.com . We thank the GSMA and the NürnbergMesse GmbH for their understanding and we look forward to attending and supporting their events in the future. 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.   For further information, please contact: INVESTOR RELATIONS: Céline Berthier Group VP, Investor Relations Tel : +41.22.929.58.12 celine.berthier@st.com MEDIA RELATIONS: Alexis Breton   Corporate External Communications Tel: + 33 6 59 16 79 08 alexis.breton@st.com]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c2942.html Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:30:25 +0100 <![CDATA[New STSPIN32 BLDC Drivers from STMicroelectronics Target High-Voltage Applications]]> \"\"STMicroelectronics has introduced four new devices in the STSPIN32F0 motor-control system-in-package family, which simplify the design of mains-powered home appliances and industrial equipment including corded power tools, drives, pumps, fans, and compressors. The 250V STSPIN32F0251 and STSPIN32F0252, and 600V STSPIN32F0601 and STSPIN32F0602 combine three-phase gate drivers and an STM32F0 Arm® Cortex®-M0 microcontroller to simplify high-voltage Brushless DC (BLDC) motor drives. Popular control algorithms and application examples are provided, including single-shunt and three-shunt field-oriented control (FOC), as well as traditional sensored single-shunt and 6-step sensorless control. The four devices are pin compatible, allowing hardware and firmware to be reused in products for 110V AC and 250V AC operation. The ICs feature a standby mode to help minimize power consumption in idle conditions. All gate drivers integrate bootstrap diodes and protection circuitry including cross-conduction prevention and deadtime insertion. In addition, UVLO on both the lower and upper driving sections prevents the power switches from operating in low-efficiency or dangerous conditions. There is also a patented fast-acting smart ShutDown (smartSD) function for overload and overcurrent protection. The integrated 48MHz STM32F0 MCU lets users rely on the rich STM32 development ecosystem to build their applications. 4KByte SRAM and 32KByte Flash provide data and code storage, while analog and digital peripherals include a 12-bit ADC with up to 10 channels, six general-purpose timers, 21 general-purpose I/O (GPIO) pins, and I2C, UART, and SPI ports. An integrated bootloader permits flexible device-lifecycle management by allowing firmware updates to be applied in the field. Four inverter evaluation boards are available and fully compatible with X-CUBE-MCSDK (motor control software development kit), starting from 5.4.1 version. These tools simplify development of drives leveraging single-shunt and three-shunt control. The 600V EVSPIN32F0601S1, EVSPIN32F0601S3, EVSPIN32F0602S1, and 250V EVSPIN32F0251S1 also contain a power-supply stage and a populated MOSFET output stage with dual-footprint flexibility that allows replacing the devices provided with alternative MOSFETs or IGBTs in DPAK or PowerFlat packages. A detachable STLINK‑debugger allows configuration and firmware debugging using standard STM32 tools. Single-wire debug (SWD) and UART connectors are also available. The STSPIN32F0251, STSPIN32F0252, STSPIN32F0601, and STSPIN32F0602 are packaged as 10mm x 10mm TQFP devices, and available now from $1.84 to $2.09 for orders of 1000 pieces. Please visit www.st.com/stspin32f0-pr for more information.   STM32 is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of STMicroelectronics International NV or its affiliates in the EU and/or elsewhere. In particular, STM32 is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4205.html Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:00:05 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics to Showcase Smart Solutions at IOTSHOW.IN 2020]]> STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will display products for Industrial IoT at the 5th edition of the IOTSHOW.IN, in Whitefield, Bengaluru, India, on February 13-15, 2020. With a focus on delivering value to customers, ST will feature demos under the theme of ‘If it’s Smart, We are There’ with 4 dedicated zones highlighting applications for Smart Home and City, Smart Industry, and Smart Things. The most significant attraction at the ST booth will be latest solutions and customer applications with ST components inside covering Security & Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation, and Power & Energy demos. The ST booth (I 65) will also host an unparalleled opportunity to exhibitors and visitors for networking and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange with the ST Technical & Marketing teams. Security & AI demos will focus on AI-powered object classification, AI character recognition, and AI healthcare; STM32WB-based Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE); STM32WL Nucleo and Cloud connectivity. Automation demos include a BLE Mesh demo integrating LED bulbs, ST SensorTile.box and BlueNRG-tile reference kits for first-hand experience of Home and Office Automation, and dynamic NFC/RFID tags (ST25DV-PWM series) for motor-control and lighting applications. Power & Energy demos will highlight the new generation of motor controllers based on ST’s PowerSTEP01, STSPIN220, and STSPIN32F0 in an industrial-drill demo, a USB-C development kit showcasing 40W to 100W solutions that support power delivery from SOURCE to SINK, wireless charging solutions for mobile and handheld devices, a 3kW interleaved Power Factor Controller (PFC) solution based on STNRGPF01, power-management solutions with diagnostic and protection features, and an AC-DC power-conversion solution based on ST’s VIPer26K. ST will also showcase its innovative microcontrollers (MCUs) that address connectivity and security challenges (STM32L5, STM32WL) and new offers from ecosystem partners. These include downlighters from Kemsys, a smart switch and an Android app from Miconts, a beacon and a pass-through-module from Atoll, and On-Board Diagnostics (OBD)-port telematics solution from iWave. To share its deep understanding of IoT and highlight the Company’s offerings, ST experts will present on End-To-End Security in IoT on February 13 at Aryabhatta hall, KTPO. Organized by Electronics For You (EFY) Group, India’s leading tech-media group, IOTSHOW.IN anticipates hosting more than 10,000 IoT experts, industry leaders, and global executives at India\'s largest IoT conference and expo. For more event information, visit https://www.iotshow.in/ 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com For Press Information Contact: STMicroelectronics India Nidhi Sehgal Kaul Integrated Marketing & Communications +91 -9818672181 nidhi-sehgal.kaul@st.com]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/t4228.html Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:56:30 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Launches Highly Integrated and Flexible Synchronous DC/DC Converters for Smart Industrial Applications]]> \"\"STMicroelectronics’ L6983 38V/3A synchronous DC/DC converters maintain high efficiency at all loads with a maximum value of 95% and are highly integrated with synchronous MOSFETs on-chip to save external components and simplify design.

 

The L6983 converters have extremely low quiescent current of just 17µA. Low current consumption (L6983C) and low-noise (L6983N) variants are available. The L6983C enters pulse-skipping mode when the load current is below 0.6A while the L6983N, suitable for noise-sensitive applications, stays in PWM (pulse-width modulation) mode at all loads to minimize electromagnetic disturbances.

 

 

With a wide input-voltage range from 3.5V to 38V, L6983 converters are an efficient and flexible solution for 12V and 24V industrial bus-powered systems, battery-powered equipment, decentralized intelligent nodes such as smart-building controllers, and always-on devices including smart sensors. They can be ordered with 3.3V, 5V, or adjustable output voltage.

 

All L6983 variants feature a Power-Good output pin that can be used for power-up/power-down sequencing, enabling logic circuitry, or as a fault indicator. In addition, integrated feedback-loop compensation, over-voltage protection, and soft-start circuitry simplify the design of a complete power-supply system. The switching frequency is programmable from 200kHz to 2.2MHz. Frequency spread-spectrum operation and external frequency synchronization ease EMC compliance.

 

ST has also released the STEVAL-ISA208V1 evaluation board for L6983C to help accelerate device selection and power-supply development.

 

The L6983C and L6983N are in production now, packaged in 3mm x 3mm QFN16, from $1.50 for orders over 1000 pieces.

 

Please visit www.st.com/l6983-pr for more information.

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https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4224.html Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:00:13 +0100
<![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Announces Status of Common Share Repurchase Program]]> STMicroelectronics N.V. (the “Company” or “STMicroelectronics”), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces full details of its common share repurchase program (the “Program”) disclosed via a press release dated November 5, 2018. The Program was approved by a shareholder resolution dated May 31, 2018 and by the supervisory board. STMicroelectronics N.V. (registered with the trade register under number 33194537) (LEI: 213800Z8NOHIKRI42W10) (Ticker: “STM”) announces the repurchase (by a broker acting for the Company) on the regulated market of Euronext Paris, in the period between February 03, 2020 to February 07, 2020 (the “Period”), of 403,987 ordinary shares (equal to 0.04% of its issued share capital) at the weighted average purchase price per share of EUR 26.6623 and for an overall price of EUR 10,771,219.97. Below is a summary of the repurchase transactions made in the course of the Period in relation to the ordinary shares of STM (ISIN: NL0000226223), in detailed form. Transactions in Period
Dates of transaction Number of share purchased Weighted average purchase price per share (EUR) Total amount paid (EUR) Market on which the shares were bought (MIC code)
Feb 03, 2020  98,166  25.5407  2,507,228.36 XPAR
Feb 04, 2020  98,588  26.4967  2,612,256.66 XPAR
Feb 05, 2020  98,679  27.2462  2,688,627.77 XPAR
Feb 06, 2020  102,999  27.3187  2,813,798.78 XPAR
Feb 07, 2020  5,555  26.8782  149,308.40 XPAR
Total for Period  403,987  26.6623 10,771,219.97
Following the share buybacks detailed above, the Company holds in total 21,716,379 treasury shares, which represents approximately 2.4% of the Company’s issued share capital. In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation) and Article 2(3) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052, a full breakdown of the individual trades in the Program are disclosed on the ST website  (https://investors.st.com/buyback-program). 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.   For further information, please contact: INVESTOR RELATIONS: Céline Berthier Group VP, Investor Relations Tel : +41.22.929.58.12 celine.berthier@st.com MEDIA RELATIONS: Alexis Breton Corporate External Communications Tel: + 33 6 59 16 79 08 alexis.breton@st.com]]>
https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c2941.html Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:00:26 +0100
<![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Unveils Secure Cellular-Connectivity Offering for Industrial IoT and Automotive Applications]]> STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, in collaboration with trusted partners, has created a complete ecosystem for securely connecting Industrial IoT (IIoT) and automotive systems to cellular networks. Offering uncomplicated access to diverse networks and services worldwide, ST’s solution simplifies connectivity for IIoT use cases such as remote condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, as well as connected-driving services such as infotainment, vehicle diagnostics, and emergency assistance. ST provides secure hardware and software: a broad set of robust industrial and automotive-qualified embedded SIMs (eSIMs), ready to work with industry-standard GSMA or proprietary bootstrap profiles. Trusted partners Arkessa, Arm and Truphone, with millions of machine-to-machine (M2M) device deployments and eSIM activations, provide and operate device-onboarding and service-provisioning platforms. The provisioning services enable IoT devices containing the eSIMs to connect automatically to cellular networks and benefit from flexible lifetime subscription management. Each of ST’s appointed partner/operators can access hundreds of cellular networks of all types including 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE CAT-M (low-power wide-area connectivity), and NB-IoT (narrowband IoT), in large numbers of territories worldwide. “Our M2M connectivity solution comprises high-quality, secure, and convenient hardware with connectivity and subscription management provided by accomplished, world-class operators,” said Laurent Degauque, Marketing Director, Secure Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics. “Its flexibility, global reach, and proven security at every level from eSIM to service provider let our customers deploy innovative connected services quickly and efficiently wherever they are needed.” ST manufactures and personalizes all eSIMs securely at GSMA SAS-UP (Security Accreditation Scheme UICC Production) accredited sites in Europe and Southeast Asia. Please contact your ST sales office for pricing options and sample requests. Further Technical Information: ST’s ST4SIM family gives customers a comprehensive range of options for IoT devices, including automotive and industrial-grade eSIMs in multiple packages. The ST4SIM-110x and ST4SIM-200x eSIMs are built upon ST’s ST33G secure microcontroller, which features the tamper-proofed Arm® SecurCore® SC300™ processor and extra security features including hardware cryptographic accelerators. ST4SIM-110M and GSMA-compliant ST4SIM-200M are industrial-grade eSIMs offered in compact and convenient DFN 6mm x 5mm (MFF2) and WLCSP form factors. ST4SIM-110A and GSMA-compliant ST4SIM-200A for automotive use are AEC-Q100 qualified and available in DFN 6mm x 5mm (MFF2) and TSSOP-20. Designed to comply with industrial and automotive reliability requirements, the MFF2 package has wettable flanks that ensure board-level solder-joint quality and inspectability. All devices are designed to comply with Common Criteria CC EAL5+ security assurance, ETSI and GSMA 3GPP specifications for connection to 2G, 3G, and LTE cellular networks including NB-IoT. The eSIMs come with an advanced operating system that meets Java Card and GlobalPlatform specifications. Java Card applets for vertical services are also available. Industrial-grade and automotive-qualified devices are specified over the temperature range -40°C to 105°C and comply with the ETSI M2M specification, TS 102 671.  About Arkessa Arkessa is a dedicated IoT cellular connectivity services provider, offering world-wide, world-class connectivity solutions. A pioneer in IoT connectivity and a trusted partner in a powerful ecosystem of global technology leaders, Arkessa enables organisations across all sectors to deploy their IoT applications easily, efficiently, and at scale. A market leader in eSIM and eUICC technology, Arkessa provides secure and resilient managed connectivity services across mobile networks, providing flexibility for customers and avoiding vendor lock-in. Arkessa offers access to the very latest in cellular technologies, including NB-IoT and LTE-M, through a secure global network and feature-rich management platform. About Truphone Truphone believes that connectivity can be easier, smarter and more efficient. Since 2006, we have built state of the art SIM software, intuitive management platforms and a powerful global network to make this a reality. Every day, our technicians engineer better connections between things, people and business to make the world smarter. Headquartered in London, we have 15 offices across four continents and continue to expand globally. To learn more, visit www.truphone.com. 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. For Press Information Contact: Michael Markowitz Director Technical Media Relations STMicroelectronics Tel: +1 781 591 0354 Email: michael.markowitz@st.com 1ETSI: European Telecommunication Standards Institute 2GSMA 3GPP: GSM Association 3rd Generation Partnership Project ]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4230.html Thu, 6 Feb 2020 15:00:29 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Accelerates Innovation in Automotive Electronics with Powerful Development Tools]]> \"\"STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is helping the automotive industry deliver safer, greener, and smarter vehicles to market more quickly and cost effectively with new tools that assist the development of electronic control units (ECUs), the ‘mini-computers’ that manage the numerous electronic systems in today’s vehicles. The automotive market is changing quickly, transitioning from familiar technologies such as ordinary bulbs, mechanical systems, and hydraulics to lightweight, intelligent replacements such as LEDs and brushless motors, amid the general trend toward electrification and digitalization. New vehicles can contain over 100 ECUs and, as their complexity is always increasing, design teams need to accelerate development to keep pace. ST’s AutoDevKit™ ecosystem introduces a new and efficient toolset for creating working prototypes, replacing traditional artisan approaches and supporting standardization and design reuse. Available for free, the AutoDevKitlibrary is a software environment that lets users select the microcontrollers and functional boards from ST’s wide automotive portfolio to easily prototype an automotive solution. After choosing the preferred AutoDevKit components, users are guided to connect the boards, generate code, compile and download firmware, without forgetting prototype testing and debugging. A fundamental aspect of the AutoDevKit ecosystem is to offer easy-to-use application-program interfaces (API) for communication and control for each of the functional boards supported. “Automotive-electronics designers are under intense time-to-market pressure and delivering a credible proof of concept quickly is critical,” said Marco Monti, President, Automotive and Discrete Group, STMicroelectronics. “Our AutoDevKit ecosystem can cut months of engineering effort from traditional prototype development by letting users concentrate on system functionality and offload low-level tasks such as building device drivers.” The AutoDevKit software is part of the integrated design environment for ST’s SPC5 automotive microcontrollers. ST will demonstrate AutoDevKit technology at Embedded World 2020, Hall 4A Stand 138. Readers can visit www.st.com/autodevkit-ew2020 and register to receive an AutoDevKit board free of charge during the show. Further technical information The complete AutoDevKit ecosystem includes the AutoDevKit library plugin and hardware development tools including AEK MCU discovery and functional boards and AEKD System Solution Demonstrators that are optimized for automotive use. The AEK tools include discovery boards for evaluating specific automotive microcontrollers and functional boards that help quickly implement various functions such as motor control, LED lighting, power management, audio, and connectivity. Dedicated APIs are available for each board to control the features and facilitate communication, all without having a deep knowledge of the semiconductor devices employed or their datasheets. The AEKD System Solution Demonstrators provide direct access to pre-assembled system-demonstrator boards, as well as board kits and non-electronic hardware assemblies such as car-like components and loads to help users closely emulate the desired solution. AutoDevKit is fully integrated with SPC5 Studio software development environment and extends the IDE functionalities with automatic pin allocation for the microcontroller and board view editor dedicated to support users to interconnect several functional boards with the microcontroller board. Similarly, AutoDevKit APIs are fully integrated with SPC5 Studio low-level drivers delivering code that is readily portable across microcontroller platforms. Further information and free downloads at http://www.st.com/autodevkit 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. For Press Information Contact: Michael Markowitz Director Technical Media Relations STMicroelectronics Tel: +1 781 591 0354 Email: michael.markowitz@st.com]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/p4229.html Wed, 5 Feb 2020 15:00:51 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Blends Performance, Integration and Efficiency for Smart Devices in New STM32H7 Product Lines]]> \"\"STMicroelectronics’ latest STM32H7A3, STM32H7B3, and STM32H7B0 Value Line microcontrollers (MCUs) combine 280MHz Arm® Cortex®-M7 core performance, high memory density, and power savings for future generations of smart objects. Keeping power consumption low, and starting from economical 64-pin QFP packages, the new MCUs boost integration and real-time performance to handle advanced functionalities like rich user interfaces, natural language interaction, RF mesh networking, and Artificial intelligence (AI). Enhanced support for embedded graphics includes up to 1.4Mbyte RAM that enables cost-effective support of advanced user interfaces on display resolutions up to HVGA with 24-bit color without external SRAM. Voice and audio processing leveraging enhanced energy efficiency and increased DSP capability efficiently handles audio front-end and output generation. For applications that demand advanced connectivity, the new MCUs’ high CPU performance and Flash density handle evolving RF-communication protocols. The 4.57mm x 4.37mm wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP) option eases integration in wireless modules. As AI pervades embedded devices, the new STM32H7 MCUs deliver the power efficiency needed for machine-learning applications and the performance to support future generations of neural networks. For security-conscious IoT applications, state-of-the-art cyber-protection includes secure boot / Root-of-Trust and hardware cryptographic/hash accelerators. New on-the-fly decryption (OTFDEC) extends protection to code stored in external serial memories by allowing encrypted content to be decrypted in real time. The MCUs come with embedded secure-loading services that allow users to order standard products anywhere in the world and deliver encrypted firmware to the programming partner without exposing secrets at any stage. Once the product is authenticated and securely programmed, the Root-of-Trust mechanism supports all secure firmware services including field update. Dual power domains allow flexible power management and voltage scaling enables optimum efficiency in run and stop modes. An on-chip SMPS helps cut the Bill of Materials (BOM) and can power the MCU circuitry and external components. There is a 32µA STOP mode with SMPS active and full RAM retention, and the standby current is just 4µA. The new STM32H7 high-performance devices feature rich digital-communication interfaces and up to two octal SPI external memory interfaces. There is also an RGB interface for up to XGA displays, ST’s Chrom-ART Accelerator™ that offloads the CPU from 2D graphics operations, the Chrom-GRC™ that optimizes support for non-rectangular displays, and hardware JPEG codecs. The STM32 development ecosystem includes the STM32H7B3I-EVALdedicated Evaluation board, STM32H7B3I-DK Discovery Kit, and NUCLEO-H7A3ZI-Q Nucleo-144 board. The STM32CubeH7 software package includes several application and demonstration examples with source code available, including graphical solutions based on TouchGFX™ technologies. Users can also take advantage of toolkits for motor control, AI application development, and the STM32Trust cyber-security ecosystem. Samples of the new STM32H7 devices, STM32H7A3 and STM32H7B3, are available now. Full production for most derivatives began in January 2020 and the full portfolio will be available by June 2020. Pricing starts at $3.78 for the STM32H7A3RIT6, for orders over 10,000 pieces. Please visit www.st.com/stm32h7a3-7b3 for more information. You can also read our blogpost at https://blog.st.com/stm32h7a3-stm32h7b3-stm32h7b0/ STM32 is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of STMicroelectronics International NV or its affiliates in the EU and/or elsewhere. In particular, STM32 is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/n4223.html Tue, 4 Feb 2020 15:00:25 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Announces Status of Common Share Repurchase Program]]> STMicroelectronics N.V. (the “Company” or “STMicroelectronics”), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces full details of its common share repurchase program (the “Program”) disclosed via a press release dated November 5, 2018. The Program was approved by a shareholder resolution dated May 31, 2018 and by the supervisory board. STMicroelectronics N.V. (registered with the trade register under number 33194537) (LEI: 213800Z8NOHIKRI42W10) (Ticker: “STM”) announces the repurchase (by a broker acting for the Company) on the regulated market of Euronext Paris, in the period between January 27, 2020 to January 31, 2020 (the “Period”), of 448,256 ordinary shares (equal to 0.05% of its issued share capital) at the weighted average purchase price per share of EUR 26.5153 and for an overall price of EUR 11,885,629.69. Below is a summary of the repurchase transactions made in the course of the Period in relation to the ordinary shares of STM (ISIN: NL0000226223), in detailed form. Transactions in Period
Dates of transaction Number of share purchased Weighted average purchase price per share (EUR) Total amount paid (EUR) Market on which the shares were bought (MIC code)
Jan 27, 2020  81,344  26.5127  2,156,649.07 XPAR
Jan 28, 2020  86,638  26.5018  2,296,062.95 XPAR
Jan 29, 2020  90,213  27.2846  2,461,425.62 XPAR
Jan 30, 2020  94,285  26.4079  2,489,868.85 XPAR
Jan 31, 2020  95,776  25.9107  2,481,623.20 XPAR
Total for Period  448,256  26.5153 11,885,629.69
Following the share buybacks detailed above, the Company holds in total 21,312,392 treasury shares, which represents approximately 2.3% of the Company’s issued share capital. In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation) and Article 2(3) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052, a full breakdown of the individual trades in the Program are disclosed on the ST website  (https://investors.st.com/buyback-program). 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. For further information, please contact: INVESTOR RELATIONS: Céline Berthier Group VP, Investor Relations Tel : +41.22.929.58.12 celine.berthier@st.com MEDIA RELATIONS: Alexis Breton Corporate External Communications Tel: + 33 6 59 16 79 08 alexis.breton@st.com]]>
https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c2940.html Mon, 3 Feb 2020 11:00:27 +0100
<![CDATA[STMicroelectronics and Fieldscale Bring Intuitive Touch Controls to STM32-Based Smart Devices]]> \"\"STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Fieldscale, an ST Authorized Partner and provider of simulation software, have joined forces to simplify development of touch-enabled user interfaces for smart devices containing ST’s STM32 microcontrollers (MCUs). Touch-sensitive controls are convenient and attractive for end users, and can enhance product reliability, ingress protection, and cost-effectiveness. On the other hand, development can be challenging. Using a conventional iterative design approach, optimizing to eliminate unwanted effects and ensure consistent responses for touch sensing in all operating conditions can involve building multiple prototypes. ST and Fieldscale now enable STM32 customers to take a faster and more efficient  route to market by introducing support for ST’s Arm® Cortex®-based 32-bit MCUs to Fieldscale’s SENSE development platform. Fieldscale SENSE is an end-to-end solution for the design, schematic capture, and system-level simulation of capacitive touch sensors. The latest version lets STM32 users quickly design the touch sensor and PCB layout for virtual system simulation purposes. The cloud-based development platform implements sophisticated electromagnetic algorithms, which drives accurate prediction of the system performance. Users can optimize the design and quickly re-simulate to fine-tune the performance before committing to hardware. With greater assurance that first prototypes will deliver close to the desired performance, users can lower development costs and accelerate time to market. At Fieldscale, our goal is to offer to all capacitive-touch design engineers a complete software solution supporting them end-to-end, from the early design up to the tuning of the final system. Integrating STM32 support is a major achievement towards this goal and we couldn’t be more satisfied,” said Yiorgos Bontzios, PhD, Fieldscale CEO and Co-Founder. Patrice Hamard, Microcontroller Product Marketing Manager, STMicroelectronics, added, “Customers using our STM32 microcontrollers can now take full advantage of Fieldscale SENSE to implement simple and intuitive touch-based controls for smart devices and give their products a competitive edge.” Fieldscale SENSE is available now as an online service and comes with a flexible pricing model to meet your requirements/needs. Please contact Fieldscale for further information. Further technical information: As a cloud-based development platform accessed via an intuitive web interface, Fieldscale SENSE enables users to online evaluate their touch sensors using powerful proprietary field solvers and algorithms. Unlike conventional PC-based software, there are no installation challenges or system-performance limitations. Fieldscale SENSE simulation results have been validated against measurements from actual touch-sensor manufacturers, confirming the results are accurate to within 2%. Before committing to building physical prototypes, with Fieldscale SENSE users can:
  • Design or import capacitive touch sensor layout as a standard DXF or Gerber file(s).
  • Easily create the complete 3D model of the sensor by simply clicking their way through material and connections assignment. Fieldscale SENSE applies the appropriate boundary conditions automatically.
  • Simulate the touch-sensor performance including the effects of using a stylus or wearing gloves.
  • Add RF conducted noise into the system, to simulate the testing procedure as specified in the IEC61000-4-6 standard, to evaluate the noise immunity of your system
  • Understand effects such as coupling between traces and electrodes that can interfere with the touch-sensor performance, to identify required modifications
The use case for STM32 users is available to download now here You can also read our blogpost at https://blog.st.com/sense-stm32-fieldscale/ STM32 is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of STMicroelectronics International NV or its affiliates in the EU and/or elsewhere. In particular, STM32 is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office. \"\"About Fieldscale Fieldscale provides simulation software that helps IC makers and touch sensor manufacturers scale capacity, reduce product development cycles and go-to-market 10X faster. Using Fieldscale SENSE any engineer can make informed design decisions, starting from day one. For more information, go to www.fieldscale.com. 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. Media Contacts: Paschalis Arampatzis Marketing Manager Fieldscale paschalis@fieldscale.com +30 2310947484 Michael Markowitz Director Technical Media Relations STMicroelectronics michael.markowitz@st.com +1 7815910354]]>
https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/t4227.html Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:50:26 +0100
<![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Announces Status of Common Share Repurchase Program]]> STMicroelectronics N.V. (the “Company” or “STMicroelectronics”), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces full details of its common share program (the “Program”)disclosed via a press release dated November 5, 2018. The Program was approved by a shareholder resolution dated May 31, 2018 and by the supervisory board. STMicroelectronics N.V. (registered with the trade register under number 33194537) (LEI: 213800Z8NOHIKRI42W10) (Ticker: “STM”) announces the repurchase (by a broker acting for the Company) regulated market of Euronext Paris, in the period between January 20, 2020 to January 24, 2020 (the “Period”), of 346,264 ordinary shares (equal to 0.04% of its issued share capital) at the weighted average purchase price per share of EUR 26.0699 and for an overall price of EUR 9,027,068.39. Below is a summary of the repurchase transactions made in the course of the Period in relation to the ordinary shares of STM (ISIN: NL0000226223), in detailed form. Transactions in Period
Dates of transaction Number of share purchased Weighted average purchase price per share (EUR) Total amount paid (EUR) Market on which the shares were bought (MIC code)
Jan 20, 2020  68,546  25.3577  1,738,168.90 XPAR
Jan 21, 2020  66,686  24.9800  1,665,816.28 XPAR
Jan 22, 2020  68,489  25.2121  1,726,751.52 XPAR
Jan 23, 2020  66,442  27.0905  1,799,947.00 XPAR
Jan 24, 2020  76,101  27.5474  2,096,384.69 XPAR
Total for Period  346,264  26.0699  9,027,068.39
Following the share buybacks detailed above, the Company holds in total 20,864,136 treasury shares, which represents approximately 2.3% of the Company’s issued share capital. In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation) and Article 2(3) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052, a full breakdown of the individual trades in the Program are disclosed on the ST website  (https://investors.st.com/buyback-program). 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 2019, the Company’s net revenues were $9.56 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. For further information, please contact: INVESTOR RELATIONS: Céline Berthier Group VP, Investor Relations Tel : +41.22.929.58.12 celine.berthier@st.com MEDIA RELATIONS: Alexis Breton Corporate External Communications Tel: + 33 6 59 16 79 08 alexis.breton@st.com]]>
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<![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Reports Q4 and FY 2019 Financial Results]]> The press release is available as a PDF here .]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/c2938.html Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:00:32 +0100 <![CDATA[STMicroelectronics Joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors]]> Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has joined its Board of Directors. Along with other Zigbee Alliance promoter member companies, ST is set to play a vital role in the adoption and evolution of Zigbee, aiming to simplify development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers. “In both the consumer and industrial markets, demand for reliable IoT connectivity is expanding fast and the trend towards wireless technologies is growing tremendously – whether in smart-home solutions, asset-tracking production tools, or building control,” said Hakim Jaafar, Head of Marketing for Wireless Microcontrollers at STMicroelectronics. “As a leading and trusted Arm® Cortex®-M supplier to both top OEMs and the mass market committed to propagate Zigbee technology in its 2.4GHz product roadmap, ST supports the mission of the Zigbee Alliance and joined the board to share our expertise and help continue the Alliance’s success.” The inclusion of wireless technologies in ST’s microcontroller product portfolio delivers key benefits for greater flexibility in device architecture and faster transition for the mass market to add connectivity. With the evolution of the connectivity and IoT markets, the STM32 MCU/MPU products include strong integrated security mechanisms to guarantee IP and privacy protection. ST’s membership at the Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors aims to bring more visibility to the technology and accelerate new product developments with improved interoperability and cross-technology compatibility. “STMicroelectronics plays an important role in powering next-generation IoT devices, and their leadership will be a great value-add at the board level and within working groups as we work diligently to create communication and connection standards that can be cast across continents,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Zigbee Alliance. “As we head into 2020, it’s extremely encouraging to see the impressive collection of global tech organizations like ST that are committed to cooperation and interested in taking a seat at the Alliance table.” For more information about the Zigbee Alliance, its open IoT technologies, Project Connected Home over IP, or how to get involved to bring about good change for the industry, visit www.zigbeealliance.org. \"\"About the Zigbee Alliance The Zigbee Alliance is the foundation and future of the Internet of Things. Established in 2002, our wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work, and play. With our members’ deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions – including the recently announced Project Connected Home over IP – we are leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world. The Zigbee Alliance board of directors is comprised of executives from Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, IKEA, The Kroger Co., LEEDARSON, Legrand, Lutron Electronics, MMB Networks, NXP Semiconductors, Resideo, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Silicon Labs, SmartThings, Somfy, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and Wulian. www.zigbeealliance.orgwww.connectedhomeip.com About STMicroelectronics STMicroelectronics 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 2018, the Company’s net revenues were $9.66 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com. Media Contacts: Heather Chesterman PR for the Zigbee Alliance hchesterman@zigbee.org +1-714-389-5588 Michael Markowitz Director Technical Media Relations STMicroelectronics michael.markowitz@st.com +1-781-591-0354]]> https://newsroom.st.com/media-center/press-item.html/t4221.html Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:00:50 +0100