Energy Micro to Participate in EEMBC Ultra-Low Power Microcontroller Benchmark Development

Energy Micro to Participate in EEMBC Ultra-Low Power Microcontroller Benchmark

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EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Embedded
Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced that Energy Micro,
a leader in energy-friendly microcontrollers and RF transceivers based on the
ARM® Cortex™ processor core, has joined the consortium's working group that is
developing a benchmark targeting ultra-low power microcontrollers. This
working group is a subset of the EEMBC Automotive/Industrial subcommittee,
which is also developing benchmarks that target low-power automotive
applications. Energy Micro's membership in EEMBC will allow the company to
utilize these benchmarks, as well as EEMBC CoreMark®, to validate and
publicize the performance of its EFM32 microcontrollers.

EEMBC was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the
hardware and software used in embedded systems. EEMBC benchmarks help ensure
predictable performance of embedded processors and systems in a range of
applications and disciplines. In addition to the benchmarks currently in
development, the Automotive/Industrial subcommittee supports the
industry-standard benchmark suite called AutoBench, currently in use within
thousands of companies and universities worldwide.

"With Energy Micro's heritage in ultra-low energy microcontrollers, the
company will be a valuable asset to our ultra-low power benchmark working
group," said Markus Levy, EEMBC President. "Energy Micro will help us solve
the challenges of developing an unbiased, industry-standard benchmark that
examines measurable functions including wake-up time, autonomous peripheral
operation, and the various low-power modes."

"We are very enthused to be participating in the development of this much
needed benchmark standard. Currently, most vendors use a variety of benchmarks
and workloads to establish their metrics, making it impossible to reliably and
consistently compare microcontroller solutions," said Oyvind Grotmol, Energy
Micro's VP of Simplicity and in charge of the development of the growing range
of easy-to-use software and hardware tools from Energy Micro. "Our customers
will value the outcome of this effort and aid in their abilities to create
applications that strive to achieve years and decades of battery life."

EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, is a non-profit
organization that develops industry-standard benchmarks to test embedded
processors and systems such as smart phones and network firewall appliances.
EEMBC's benchmark development work is supported by yearly member dues and
license fees. Further information is available at

EEMBC, CoreMark, and BrowsingBench are registered trademarks of the Embedded
Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are
the property of their respective owners. For more information, visit

About Energy Micro
Energy Micro is a global provider of energy friendly microcontrollers and RF
transceivers based on the ARM® Cortex™ processor core. Consuming a quarter of
the energy of competing products, the company's ultra low power EFM32 Gecko
MCUs and EFR4 Draco radios target energy sensitive applications, including
smart metering, building automation, security systems portable health and
fitness equipment and smart accessories. The products are supported by Energy
Micro's Simplicity Studio, the easy-to-use software console that helps to
reduce embedded system development times by a half. Further information is
available at

SOURCE Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC)

Contact: Markus Levy, EEMBC, +1.530.672.9113 ,
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