STMicroelectronics Drives System-on-Chip Strategy Supporting GENIVI(R) Open-Source Platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

STMicroelectronics Drives System-on-Chip Strategy Supporting GENIVI(R)
Open-Source Platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Successful registration of GENIVI compliant software stack for STiH416 points
to future multimedia SoCs targeting advanced connected-car applications

GENEVA, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a
global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications and a core member of the GENIVI^® Alliance supporting
the GENIVI open-source platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems, has
successfully registered software stack for its flagship video-processor
System-on-Chip (SoC) as compliant with the latest GENIVI specification.

The GENIVI platform brings together approved software modules as middleware
that supports core IVI-system functions such as telephony, audio routing,
Bluetooth^® connectivity, and interfaces to items like sensors, cameras and
user controls. This approach, which employs open-source Linux-based software
selected by the GENIVI Alliance to meet advanced IVI requirements, enables
OEMs and Tier-1s to produce IVI systems cost-effectively and quickly introduce
innovative new products.

By proving that its STiH416 high-performance multimedia SoC can host ST's
IVI-SDK GENIVI compliant software stack, ST is advancing its IVI SoC roadmap
towards production of a fully automotive-qualified SoC family. Customers using
such SoCs will be able to create applications offering differentiated
functionality and user-interface features for a variety of automotive markets.

"The GENIVI specification is rapidly evolving and it will ultimately ensure
in-vehicle infotainment systems can develop quickly and address the broadest
possible range of applications for the benefit of OEMs and vehicle users,"
said Marco Carilli, Director of Software & Applications, IVI Business Unit,
Unified Platform Division, ST's Digital Convergence Group. "The GENIVI
compliant software stack for STiH416 proves the ability of our system-on-chip
architecture to deliver instant response and seamless multi-screen
experiences. These features are key to providing safe and reliable driver
assistance as well as the same high-quality experiences available in today's
connected homes."

ST's IVI SoC roadmap is set to combine the advantages of the Company's
high-performance multimedia and connectivity system-on-chip IP, processes and
infrastructure for producing automotive-qualified ICs, and established
presence within the automotive supply chain.

ST's STiH416 SoC is an advanced HD AVC processor with support for
High-Definition H.264/VC-1/AVS/MPEG2 video and 3D graphics acceleration. It
features a powerful ARM^® Cortex(TM) application processor, plus dedicated
multimedia processing engine, quad-core graphics processor, audio DSP, and
connectivity such as multiple Ethernet, HDMI and USB2.0, plus audio/TV
outputs. Also offering outstanding power efficiency and dedicated
hardware-based security features, the STiH416 provides ample resources to host
the GENIVI stacks and support unique customer IVI applications.

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 www.st.com.

ST Orly SoC GENIVI compliant: http://hugin.info/152740/R/1732330/579574.pdf

CONTACT: For Press Information Contact:
         STMicroelectronics
         Michael Markowitz
         Director Technical Media Relations
         +1 781 591 0354
         michael.markowitz@st.com

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