Innovative Development Platform From STMicroelectronics Brings

Innovative Development Platform From STMicroelectronics Brings
Smartphone Style to Simple Appliances 
Java Environment Optimized for STM32 Microcontrollers Heralds Richer
GUIs and Faster Time-to-Market for Basic Electronic Products 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 --  STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications, has announced availability of
innovative software and associated microcontrollers that will allow
simple, low-cost high-tech electronic equipment to become more
compelling and easy to use. 
STM32Java provides an efficient toolbox for creating advanced
graphical user interfaces (GUI) for products such as kitchen
appliances, office machines, industrial tools or medical instruments
based on ST's highly efficient STM32 microcontrollers. Allowing
design techniques similar to those used in the mobile industry, it is
also ideal for building small machine-to-machine (M2M) communication
apps for Internet of Things (IoT) devices like remote sensors. 
The STM32Java product line features a state-of-the-art fully
integrated Java solution for STM32 microcontrollers. STM32Java
provides an Integrated Development Environment with its Java
compiler, several Java platforms optimized for STM32
microcontrollers, standard libraries and related tools, the means to
connect Java and C seamlessly, functionally accurate simulators,
starter-kits and predefined STM32 part numbers for device production. 
A website dedicated to STMicroelectronics' embedded Java platform,
now live at http://www.stm32java.com, connects engineers with all the
resources required for developing applications using STM32Java,
including orderable software and evaluation boards, free downloads,
videos, documentation and support. 
ST worked with the industry-leading Java platform vendor IS2T to
adapt the software for a perfect match with the STM32
microcontrollers. By making available special software royalty-paid
STM32 microcontrollers (STM32J), ST also provides a simplified
business model that allows customers to bring new products to market
quickly and cost-effectively. 
"Even very small systems with limited resources, can now have
smartphone-smooth user interfaces that are clear, intuitive and
attractive," said Dominique Jugnon, Microcontroller Development Tools
Manager, STMicroelectronics. "STM32Java is the first
commercial-quality development platform that truly enables product
developers to realize that goal." 
Following up on the revolutionary STM3220G-JAVA Starter Kit
introduced in May 2012, STM32Java is a complete, out-of-the-box
development environment that provides customers with everything they
need to build Java apps for embedded deployment, supported by
royalty-paid microcontrollers. 
STM32Java is priced at $2600 per seat per year. 
About Java Development for Embedded Systems: 
STM32Java allows embedded developers to take advantage of Java
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), which is inherently better suited
to GUI development than traditional structured programming languages
such as C. The object-oriented nature also simplifies support and
maintenance of Java applications. 
Also included in STM32Java are libraries such as a widget library and
tools with capabilities like storyboarding, font designing and
simulation on PC enabling developers to quickly define and optimize
the GUI's behavior. The simulation tool allows the GUI to be
evaluated quickly on a PC, using the very same Java code as compiled
for the target hardware. 
Developing in STM32Java brings a number of additional benefits such
as RAM usage optimization, and run-time exception checking, as well
as design, development and debugging support that increase
engineering productivity and reduce product time-to-market. Moreover,
engineers can take advantage of portability of compiled Java code at
the binary level, to leverage investment in software development
across a wide range of projects. 
About STMicroelectronics
 ST is a global leader in the semiconductor
market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and
automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy
management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare
and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office,
at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting
more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for
life.augmented. 
In 2011, the Company's net revenues were $9.73 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at www.st.com. 
STM32Java: http://hugin.info/152740/R/1671827/543488.pdf  
STM32Java_IMAGE: http://hugin.info/152740/R/1671827/543489.jpg  
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STMicroelectronics
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michael.markowitz@st.com