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

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

Stockholm, Sweden, and Geneva, Switzerland, March 12, 2013 - Thingsquare, a
pioneering provider of open-source software for the Internet of Things, and
STMicroelectronics, 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® 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
"The SPIRIT1 combines exceptional performance in the sub-GHz band with very
low power consumption," said Fredrik Österlind, 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 The SPIRIT1 transceiver is
available from ST, orderable online at

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

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

For Press Information Contact:

Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354

Roger Bergdahl
+46 8 400 259 60
ST and Thingsquare Advance IoT


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