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ST and Thingsquare Team Up to Advance Easy-to-Use Internet of Things


ST and Thingsquare Team Up to Advance Easy-to-Use Internet of Things

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Thingsquare, a pioneering provider of open-source software for the Internet of Things, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, have cooperated to bring Thingsquare Mist Internet-connectivity software to ST's SPIRIT1 radio transceiver on the STM32L microcontroller platform.

Thingsquare Mist is a game-changing software system that brings true Internet-connectivity to the Internet of Things. Used in connected-home products, smart lighting systems, and smart city projects, Thingsquare Mist builds on well-known open-source components, has a small memory footprint, low computational requirements, is battle-proven, and works with multiple microcontrollers with a range of radios.

ST's SPIRIT1 is a very low-power RF transceiver, intended for RF wireless-sensor node applications in the sub-1 GHz band, such as Automatic Meter Infrastructure, alarm and security systems, home and building automation, and industrial monitoring and control. The SPIRIT1 uses a very small number of discrete external components, integrates an embedded 'listen-before-talk' (CSMA/CA) engine and an AES 128-bit encryption co-processor for secure data transfer.

The SPIRIT1 transceiver works in tandem with ST's ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M3-based STM32 L1 microcontroller series, which boasts ultra-low-power consumption with no compromise on performance. The microcontroller adds a wide range of integrated peripherals like USB, analog-to-digital converter and LCD controller that make it suitable for industrial, consumer, fitness, and healthcare applications.

"Thingsquare Mist makes it possible for customers to quickly add Internet-connectivity to their products," said Marcello San Biagio, High End Analog and RF Business Unit Director at STMicroelectronics. "The Thingsquare Mist 'sleepy mesh' technology is extremely efficient and helps increase reliability and range in wireless sensor networks without sacrificing battery life."

"The SPIRIT1 combines exceptional performance in the sub-GHz band with very low power consumption," said Fredrik Oesterlind, Thingsquare CTO. "With its range, the SPIRIT1 can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications."

The SPIRIT1 support is integrated in the first release of Thingsquare Mist that is available at http://www.thingsquare.com. The SPIRIT1 transceiver is available from ST, orderable online at http://www.st.com.

About STMicroelectronics ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power technologies and multimedia convergence applications. 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 www.st.com.

About Thingsquare Thingsquare is the leading provider of open-source software for the Internet of Things. Founded in 2012 with the aim to simplify the Internet of Things, Thingsquare provides software for Internet-connecting products in a wide range of applications in smart lighting, smart cities and smart buildings. For more information, visit http://www.thingsquare.com/

ST and Thingsquare Advance IoT: http://hugin.info/152740/R/1684632/551670.pdf

For Press Information Contact:

STMicroelectronics Michael Markowitz Director Technical Media Relations +1 781 591 0354 michael.markowitz@st.com

Thingsquare Roger Bergdahl CEO +46 8 400 259 60 roger@thingsquare.com

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