STMicroelectronics' Microcontroller Powers Artificial-Intelligence Cars from Anki Drive

STMicroelectronics' Microcontroller Powers Artificial-Intelligence Cars from
Anki Drive

GENEVA, Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a
global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, announced that its STM32 microcontroller was
selected by Anki, a roboticsandartificial intelligence(AI) startup, for use
in their first product - Anki Drive(TM), in which consumers can download an
app on their compatible iOS devices to interact and race against intelligent
robotic miniature race cars.

Each car in Anki Drive analyzes data from the race track 500 times per second.
The performance and processing capacity of ST's STM32 microcontroller delivers
the real-time responsiveness in the Anki Drive cars, which are equipped with
optical sensors, wireless chips, motors, and over 20,000 lines of code. The
ARM® Cortex(TM) M-based STM32 also provides excellent power efficiency giving
Anki Drive users the perfect balance of functionality and battery life.

"The STM32 microcontroller was selected for several reasons, including its
computational power, footprint and peripheral portfolio," said Hanns
Tappeiner, Co-Founder & President, Anki, Inc. "The ability of the STM32 to
process data quickly, as well as offering highly integrated peripherals such
as a General Purpose DMA, made it into a great microcontroller for Anki Drive

"In their impressive demos, Anki showed off what might be the most advanced
intersection of consumer-grade artificial intelligence and robotics and we are
proud to have the STM32 microcontroller, with its efficient and well-designed
architecture, DMA and rich peripheral set, powering Anki's vision," said
Michel Buffa, General Manager, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics.
"We see Anki Drive as a category-creating product that will inspire the
development community to come up with many innovative applications built on
the combination of artificial intelligence and world-class microcontroller

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
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