STMicroelectronics : Sleek and Stylish Netatmo Weather Station Forecasts Clear Skies Using STMicroelectronics Components

STMicroelectronics : Sleek and Stylish Netatmo Weather Station Forecasts Clear
                  Skies Using STMicroelectronics Components

Geneva, February 18, 2013 -STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications and the world's leading MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)
manufacturer^[1], and Netatmo, a designer and manufacturer of elegant
lifestyle-enhancing products, today revealed ST's contributions to the
award-winning^[2]Netatmo Urban Weather Station. The Weather Station is the
world's first personal weather station designed for users to monitor indoor
and outdoor environments using a free app running on an iPhone, iPad, iPod
Touch, or an Android mobile device.

The stylishly unique Weather Station uses an ST pressure sensor, 2 STM32
microcontrollers, and an ST MEMS microphone to accurately monitor
environmental conditions, including temperature, air pressure, and even
ambient noise levels. Monitoring the environment can help users improve their
indoor wellness and adapt their outdoor activities to current air quality.

ST, the one-stop MEMS supplier of choice^[3], has its MEMS sensors enabling
motion-activated user interfaces in many popular consumer devices, with
leadership in all major mobile operating systems. Replicating the huge success
in motion sensors, ST shipped more than 60 million MEMS microphones in 2012
and these devices are finding increased use in new applications, such as
Netatmo's Weather Station and mobile communications.

ST's STM32 microcontrollers are based on the industry-standard ARM
Cortex(TM)-M processor. The STM32 family covers 32-bit processing across the
range to offer, at the high-end, digital signal processing and
industry-leading performance, to higher value, more cost-effective
replacements for 8-bit microcontrollers. All STM32 devices deliver outstanding
real-time capabilities and low-power, low-voltage operation, along with a
complete ecosystem that assures ease of development alongside hardware and
software compatibility.

"Working with ST as our supplier of both microcontrollers and sensors has
allowed us to control the design with precision, focus on style and elegance
and deliver to our customers a truly useful and elegant Weather Station," said
Fred Potter, CEO, Netatmo. "The outstanding features of their MEMS and Micros
make them a winning combination and our weather station not only accurate but
a fun and easy way to monitor environment conditions for indoor and outdoor

"With ST's strong market leadership and technology in both sensors and 32-bit
microcontrollers, it makes sense to insure compatibility and simplify the
design by using the same supplier for both," said Benedetto Vigna, Executive
Vice President and General Manager, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group,
STMicroelectronics. "From sensors to secure communications, from power
management to display driving and projection, ST solutions are enabling wave
after wave of innovation in the wireless world that is changing the lives of
people everywhere."

About Netatmo
Netatmo manufactures the world's first personal weather station for iPhone,
iPad, and Android Phones.

Netatmo was established in 2011 by Frederic Potter and Jean-Pierre Dumolard,
both highly successful and experienced entrepreneurs in the technology space
with companies such as WITHINGs or CIRPACK. Netatmo strives to bring consumers
a better way of life through using connected devices technology for
environment monitoring while maintaining a commitment to elegant design. Visit for more information.

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 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further information on
ST can be found at

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[1] IHS: MEMS Competitive Analysis 2012

[2] Netatmo, creator of the world's first personal weather station with
air-quality sensors, has been named CES Innovations 2013 Design and
Engineering Award Honoree in three categories: "Tech For A Better World,"
"Health & Fitness" and "Home Appliances."

[3] ST offers a comprehensive portfolio of micro-machined accelerometers,
gyroscopes, pressure sensors, magnetic sensors, and microphones and has the
capability to integrate these in multi-sensor combos with on-board signal
processing, control functions, sensor-fusion algorithms, and wireless

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ST Enables Netatmo Weather Station


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