Monday, March 28, 2011

STMicroelectronics Demonstrates New Ultra-Low-Power Technology for Energy-Efficient Applications

New smart power semiconductor technology to deliver big reductions in power consumption in medical equipment and hybrid-electric-vehicle chargers

Geneva, March 28, 2011 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated a next-generation variation of its world-leading smart power technology. The new technology is expected to enable significant reductions in the power consumption of a wide range of electronic systems – from new medical equipment to battery chargers in hybrid electric vehicles.

The ever-increasing worldwide demand for electronic and electrical devices, together with the increasing global awareness that the use of fossil fuels to generate electrical power must be reduced as much and as quickly as possible, means that there is now a major focus on making end-use equipment significantly more power efficient. This focus has driven the development of this new technology from ST.