STMicroelectronics Teams With Yogitech to Develop Safety Package for STM32 Microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics Teams With Yogitech to Develop Safety Package for STM32

Joint Efforts Underway to Simplify Compliance With the Most Stringent
Functional-Safety Requirements in Industrial Applications

GENEVA and PISA, Italy, Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics
(NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications, and Yogitech, a leader in providing
functional safety solutions, have signed an agreement to create a
comprehensive package that will simplify the development and certification of
safety-critical applications based on STM32 microcontrollers.

ST and Yogitech have agreed to develop a safety manual and software test
libraries as a simple, quick, and effective means of detecting and flagging
potentially dangerous failures in STM32 designs using tailored development
tools from IAR Systems. Directed at a market estimated at over €400 million in
Europe alone, the initiative aims at allowing engineers to choose from over
500 ST microcontrollers to create innovative and safe industrial products for
factory-automation applications.

"The complexity of modern integrated circuits is such that the adoption of a
black-box approach for safety analysis is no longer an option," said Silvano
Motto, CEO of Yogitech. "The development of the STM32 safety package takes
advantage of fRMethodology, our patented white-box approach to address
functional safety analyses of integrated circuits approved by TÜV SÜD and by
many lead companies in multiple application domains like industrial and

"Achieving stringent functional-safety certification on systems where STM32 is
the main microcontroller is a very popular request within our industrial
customer base," said Jacky Perdrigeat, EMEA Marketing Vice President for
Microcontrollers, STMicroelectronics. "The cooperation with Yogitech sets to
speed up time-to-market for critical safety applications, strengthening our
offering for the industrial- and factory-automation markets, which are key
segments for the STM32 product family."

The market-proven 32-bit STM32 ARM^® Cortex(TM)- M microcontrollers combine
high performance, real-time capabilities, digital signal processing, and
low-power, low-voltage operation, while maintaining ease of development and
extensive compatibility between devices, families and software.

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About Yogitech

Yogitech, founded in 2000, is a leading provider of services and solutions to
silicon vendors and system integrators to help them meet their functional
safety challenges. The faultRobust technology includes different product lines
- fRMethodology, fRTools, fRTrainings, fRIPs and fRSTL - coherently with the
mission to be the one stop shop for functional safety. Customers' portfolio
includes major semiconductor vendors and major system integrators in different
safety application domains like automotive, industrial, medical and railway.
Yogitech is member of the ISO 26262 Working Group and the lead author of the
Part 10 - Annex A "ISO26262 and microcontrollers" and active member of the
newly formed ISO 26262 semiconductor working group

ST Yogitech Agreement:

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