STMicroelectronics : Innovative Smart-Meter Device from STMicroelectronics
Simplifies Interoperability, Enabling Massive Roll-Outs by Utilities
World's first system-on-chip with turn-key hardware supporting METERS AND
MORE^®open communication standard enables broad smart-meter deployment
Geneva, June 26, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor
leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has
announced the world's first smart-meter integrated circuit (IC) with built-in
support for the METERS AND MORE^®  open communication standard, which
enables widespread interoperability among smart metering equipment using Power
Line Communication (PLC). This will help to maximize smart-grid benefits for
the environment, consumers and utility companies.
ST's ST75MM IC is the first to embed hardware and communication protocol
support for METERS AND MORE^®, simplifying meter design to ultimately enable
faster, lower-cost and reliable deployments. The METERS AND MORE^® is an open
specification managed by the METERS AND MORE^® not-for-profit Association
comprising leading technology companies and utilities spanning the Americas,
Europe and Asia.
"The ST75MM represents a concrete answer to the challenges associated with
encouraging standardization and interoperability, while assuring the adoption
of a mature technology proven over millions of smart meters already in the
field," said Giuseppe Michele Salaris, the Chairman of the Board of Directors
at METERS AND MORE^®Association. "The world's energy businesses, from
technology companies to utilities, should take advantage of this breakthrough
using METERS AND MORE^®, an open and field proven standard, to meet important
climate-saving objectives such as the EU's 20/20/20 goals^."
Customers using the ST75MM can join the METERS AND MORE^®Association and
achieve Certification for their products to enable widespread use by utility
ST implemented METERS AND MORE^®in its ST75MM IC to benefit from the
protocol's strong features for smart meter and Advanced Metering
Infrastructure applications, such as short messages, robust encryption and
authentication features, support for network configuration and management, and
retransmission management. The ST75MM joins ST's STarGRID^® SoC portfolio of
smart-meter system-on-chip devices, which also includes the ST7570 supporting
IEC 61334-5-1 communication, and the ST7590, which implements the PRIME
First samples of the ST75MM, in the 7x7mm QFN 48 package, will be available to
selected customers by October 2013. For further information, including
pricing, please contact your ST sales office.
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 www.st.com.
About METERS AND MORE^® Association
METERS AND MORE^® is an international not-for-profit association founded in
2010 and governed by Belgian Law (Association Internationale sans but lucratif
- AISBL). The Association maintains and promotes the METERS AND MORE^®PLC
protocol, the most widespread open communication protocol for remote meter
management, which enables bidirectional data transfer in an advanced metering
infrastructure (AMI) system. METERS AND MORE^® derives from the protocol
already proven in Enel's Telegestore AMI solution, serving over 40 million
The METERS AND MORE^® open protocol is currently being deployed by Enel's
Spanish subsidiary Endesa, which is, together with its Parent Company Enel,
one of the founding members of the Association. Endesa is leading smart
metering activities in Spain with its ongoing mass rollout project of 13
million smart meters, representing the largest ongoing smart metering rollout
in Europe. Furthermore, METERS AND MORE^® technology is already being
implemented in several smart metering pilots all over the world (Brazil,
Chile, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Philippines, etc.) proving its
capability to perform at the best even in the most severe and challenging LV
network conditions. Further information can be found at www.metersandmore.eu.
For Press Information Contact:
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
 METERS AND MORE^® Protected under EU Registration Number 8904311.
 20/20/20 describes the EU's objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
by 20%, satisfy 20% of energy requirements using renewable sources, and reduce
primary energy use by 20%, before the year 2020.
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