Friday, June 24, 2011

STMicroelectronics Encourages Energy Efficiency; Strengthens Design Platform for Three-Phase Motor Drives

New STM32 software building blocks and easy-to-use graphical tool simplify and speed-up design of energy-saving intelligent motor controllers

Geneva, June 24, 2011 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has unveiled new resources for customers that will simplify design and speed up development of energy-saving intelligent motor drives for applications such as white goods, air conditioners, industrial automation, power tools and fitness equipment.

Electric motors operated by traditional on/off drives consume as much as 50% of the world’s electricity. Intelligent drives enable improved energy ratings, but present complex design challenges and historically have required expensive processors such as digital signal controllers. ST’s advanced STM32 microcontroller family and ready-to-use firmware building blocks for intelligent drives help designers overcome these challenges.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Veredus Laboratories develops Lab-on-Chip solution to detect and differentiate several food-borne pathogens, including Escherichia coli (E. coli)

New detection system VereFoodborne™ is based on STMicroelectronics’ industry-proven Lab-on-Chip platform

Singapore, June 23, 2011 - Veredus Laboratories, a leading provider of molecular detection tests, and its technology partner, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), today announced the successful development and deployment of VereFoodborne™, a Lab-on-Chip application that is able to detect 10 to 12 food-borne pathogens in one test, including the Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) responsible for the recent severe food poisoning outbreak in Europe.

VereFoodborne, based on STMicroelectronics’ Lab-on-Chip platform, is a portable Lab-on-Chip application that can detect and differentiate food-borne pathogens including E. coli, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (including E. coli 0157 and E.coli 0104), Salmonella, Listeria and Campylobacter. The ability of the VereFoodborne chip to simultaneously lock on multiple segments of the genes of food-borne pathogens enables it to identify bacteria and viruses with a much higher degree of confidence compared to other tests. This capability is made possible with a microarray on the chip that allows it to detect multiple pathogens in one test, saving time and resources over existing approaches.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

STMicroelectronics Named Laureate in Computerworld Honors Awards

ST’s award-winning smart multi-sensor devices deliver advances in navigation, communication, gaming and healthcare

Geneva, June 21, 2011 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has been selected as a Laureate in the 2011 Computerworld Honors Program for its iNEMO smart multi-sensor technology. Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.