STMicroelectronics to Spearhead Deployment of the ARM

STMicroelectronics to Spearhead Deployment of the ARM Cortex-A57
Processor -- Featuring ARM 64-Bit Technology -- for Next-Generation
Application-Specific IC Solutions 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/12 --   STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronic applications, has announced that it is one of
the lead partners working with ARM to spearhead the commercial
deployment of the ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A57 processor, one of the new
solutions based on the ARMv8 architecture and featuring a new 64-bit
execution state.  
Building on the extensive experience ST has in integrating 32-bit ARM
cores into a wide variety of products, from the STM32 family of
industry-leading 32-bit ARM Cortex-based microcontrollers to the most
complex System-on-Chip (SoC) custom solutions, ST will leverage the
very high performance, extended address space and low power
consumption enabled by the 64-bit Cortex-A57 processor to develop the
next generation of computing-intensive SoCs. 
"ST has an unrivalled track record in combining ARM technology with
our own extensive IP portfolio[1], our deep applications know-how and
our leading-edge manufacturing technologies to offer customers a full
range of optimized solutions," said Gian Luca Bertino, Executive Vice
President and General Manager of ST's Digital Convergence Group. "The
Cortex-A50-family strengthens our IP portfolio for our unified
platform roadmap and also enables ST to offer higher performance per
Watt in ASICs for networking and datacenter infrastructure. Moreover,
as one of the first Lead Partners, early access to the technology
will allow ST to be among the first to hit the market with
Cortex-A50-processor-based products." 
ST has an aggressive roadmap for incorporating the Cortex-A57
processor into multi-core System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for high-end
applications requiring a very high level of computing performance
combined with challenging power consumption targets. The reduced
power consumption of the ARM Cortex-A57 processor enables ST to reach
higher levels of integration and will help system integrators
simplify the cooling system in high performance network
infrastructure and datacenter products. The Cortex-A50 family
processor will be at the base of our next generat
ion of products in
the Unified Processing Platform that ST is developing for Digital
Convergence applications.  
"Consumers expect to be seamlessly connected to their personal data
and content to ensure that their world is at their fingertips. To
achieve this, ARM and ARM Partners, such as ST, must innovate to
deliver a new era of mobile computing and evolve the networking and
server market," said Tom Cronk, General Manager, Processor Division,
ARM. "The combination of ST's experience in system-on-chip solutions
and the innovative technology offered by the Cortex-A57 processor
will help achieve this. We anticipate that the high-performance,
low-power ARMv8 architecture will feature in many new ST devices that
will be at the heart of tomorrow's consumer devices and enterprise
In keeping with its commitment to environmental sustainability, ST is
continuously working to increase the power efficiency of all its
products, from discrete power devices to the most complex
Application-Specific ICs used in internet infrastructure
applications. For example, server farms accounted for an estimated
1.3% of the world's total electricity consumption in 2010[2]. As the
world increasingly embraces the cloud-based path for personal and
corporate communications and data storage, the improved power
efficiency of new SoCs using the ARMv8 architecture with 64-bit
capability will contribute to a more sustainable world. 
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[1] ST is by far the world's leading supplier of ARM technology-based
microcontrollers, according to ARM.
 [2] Koomey, Jonathan. 2011.
Growth in Data center electricity use 2005 to 2010. Oakland, CA:
Analytics Press. August 1.  
ST Licenses ARM Cortex-A57 Processor  
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