Renesas Electronics Accepted as Member of Meters and More Association

  Renesas Electronics Accepted as Member of Meters and More Association

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- November 20, 2012

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced
semiconductor solutions, is pleased to announce its acceptance as a member of
the Meters and More Association.

The Association maintains and promotes the Meters and More powerline
communications protocol, enabling bi-directional data transfer in Advanced
Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems. Meters and More is a new generation
protocol, leveraging the not-for-profit association founders Enel and Endesa’s
experience in AMI, aiming to provide the energy industry with a proven open
protocol for smart metering, in line with the European Commission’s Mandate
441 to achieve standardization across Europe.

Membership of the Association is another key milestone in both extending
Renesas’ solution capability as a leading supplier to the energy industry, as
well as providing a platform for the further proliferation of Meters and More
based on Renesas’ experience in providing software-configurable powerline
solutions featuring unparalleled low power consumption, robustness, low BOM
cost and small PCB profile based on high levels of integration.

Masaomi Ichikawa, General Manager for General Purpose System Division at
Renesas Electronics Corporation, said, “We are pleased to see that open
standards such as Meters and More are increasingly getting traction in the
European market place, enabling the realization of a smart society, and have
the opportunity to help increase that traction with Renesas’ leading edge
technologies and solutions.”

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About Meters and More Association

Meters and More AISB (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) is an
international not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 with the scope to
adopt, maintain and evolve an open communication protocol for smart metering
solutions within well defined open rules; promote smart metering
standardization; promote the existence of a range of interoperable devices,
applications and services and provide a certification process to assure
products compliance with Meters and More specifications. Visit
www.metersandmore.eu for further information.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world’s number one supplier
of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions
including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad-range of analog and
power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010
through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas
Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and
manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan,
Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More
information can be found at www.renesas.com.

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