Friday, July 8, 2011

STMicroelectronics Introduces Innovative System-on-Chip Enabling Rapid Deployment of DisplayPort 1.2 Interfaces and High-Resolution 3D for Multimedia Monitors

Highly integrated SoC takes multimedia in new directions – delivers extensive support for 2D/3D input formats and display resolutions, while reducing system bill-of-materials

Geneva, July 08, 2011 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a world leader in developing and delivering System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs, today announced a new highly integrated SoC family with unique integration of comprehensive video and audio inputs, advanced video quality and expanded functionality. The new SoCs have been designed for multi-function premium monitors, public displays, All-in-One PCs and high-performance notebooks.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

STMicroelectronics and Digi-Key Corporation Announce Winners of ST iNEMO™ Design Contest

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND and THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA, July 06, 2011 - Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, have announced Team McGill as the winners of the iNEMO Design Contest.

Each project in the competition contained an iNEMO Inertial Measurement Unit and was judged on the number of degrees of freedom (DoF) used from the 10 degrees of freedom available in total, the quality of its hardware and firmware/software, the design's novelty, its use of daughter boards, and the final project's ease of use and appeal of its user interface.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

STMicroelectronics Expands Capabilities in Convergent Home Digital Networking and Smart Grid

Completes IP and talent acquisition from Arkados, strengthening ST’s position in powerline communications

Geneva, July 05, 2011 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is enhancing its powerline communication (PLC) capabilities with the completion of its acquisition of the semiconductor assets and intellectual property of Arkados.

Arkados has been a leading player in the new industry initiative HomePlug, focused on accelerating the development and deployment of Convergent Digital Home Networking, and ST has been working closely with Arkados since late 2008 to develop best-in-class HomePlug wideband PLC solutions. Home networking via wideband PLC technology provides the key advantage of the ‘no-new-wire’ approach to users because high-speed home networks can be created by using the power sockets and wiring infrastructure that already exist in the home.