IAR Systems: STMicroelectronics selects IAR Embedded Workbench for record-breaking code speed

  IAR Systems: STMicroelectronics selects IAR Embedded Workbench for
  record-breaking code speed

Business Wire

UPPSALA, Sweden -- December 17, 2012

IAR Systems® today announces that its development tool suite IAR Embedded
Workbench® for ARM® has been selected by STMicroelectronics for its recently
published outstanding scores on the CoreMark® benchmarks. The score 3.37
CoreMarks®/MHz is achieved using the latest version 6.50 of IAR Embedded
Workbench for ARM with STMicroelectronics’ STM32F417IGt6 microcontroller
running at an operating frequency of 168 MHz from internal flash memory.

Compared to the previous
version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, these results are improved by as
much as 13 percent. The latest record confirms that the combination of IAR
Embedded Workbench and STM32 F4 MCUs provides the fastest performing code,
pulling even further ahead of the competition. Developers choosing to work
with development tools from IAR Systems can be sure to gain from the best
optimizations currently available on the market.

STMicroelectronics’ STM32 F4 series is targeted for demanding applications
such as consumer audio accessories, industrial motor control, power
management, medical equipment and security. Based on the ARM Cortex™-M4 core
with Floating Point Unit (FPU), it features low-power consumption combined
with advanced design and high-performance DSP capabilities.

IAR Embedded Workbench is a complete embedded development tool suite
incorporating powerful compiler and debugger tools in a user-friendly
integrated development environment (IDE). Optimizations are performed on
multiple levels, core- and target-specific as well as generic. Free evaluation
licenses are available for download at www.iar.com/ewarm.

CoreMark was developed by the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium
EEMBC®, a non-profit industry association for embedded microprocessor
benchmarks. CoreMark is a simple, yet sophisticated, benchmark that is
designed specifically to test the functionality of a processor core. Running
CoreMark produces a single-number score allowing users to make quick
comparisons between processors. Scores are published at www.coremark.org.

Editor's Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, visualSTATE, The
Code to Success, IAR KickStart Kit, I-jet, IAR and the logotype of IAR Systems
are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. All other
products are trademarks of their respective owners.

About IAR Systems IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software
tools for developing embedded systems applications. The software enables over
14,000 large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-,
and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation,
medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication and automotive
products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with
the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on
NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.iar.com

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IAR Systems Contact
Fredrik Medin, Marketing Director
Tel: 46 18 16 78 00
E-mail: fredrik.medin@iar.com
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