STMicroelectronics: STMicroelectronics Builds Wearable Technology Portfolio to
Cement Market Leadership
Wave of analog and mixed-signal devices completes full collection for wearable
Geneva, March 11, 2014- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications, has announced a raft of analog and mixed-signal devices
targeting the rapidly growing market for wearable technology. These devices
include current sensors, audio amplifiers, op amps, analog switches, and
battery gas gauges enabling ST to offer the industry's most complete set of
building blocks for creating innovative wearable applications.
Wearable applications are making a growing impact in markets that range from
new healthcare technologies including remote heart-rate monitoring to consumer
applications such as smart fashion accessories.These applications represent a
range of current and future markets that market analysts Strategy Analytics
projects to grow by more than 70% through 2017.
"In conjunction with our industry-leading range of motion and environmental
sensors^ and our successes* in a broad range of already-available wearable
applications, our new^ ultra-low power microcontrollers, and our
award-winning^ BlueNRG Bluetooth® Smart wireless connectivity solution, the
analog and mixed-signal devices complete a comprehensive platform that makes
ST the clear one-stop supplier of choice for customers developing innovative
wearable applications," said Andrea Onetti, General Manager Analog and Audio
Systems Division, STMicroelectronics.
Examples of devices suitable for wearable applications include ST's single,
dual, and quad op amps, such as the OA4NP33 quad low-power op amp, that offer
an ultra-low-power typical consumption of just 580nA per channel (at 1.8V
power supply), making them ideally suited for functions such as sensor
signal-conditioning in battery-operated wearable devices. Another product, the
GG25L gas gauge, uses a patented OptimGauge(TM) algorithm to monitor battery
voltage to an accuracy of 0.25%.
Examples from ST's rich portfolio of motion sensors include the LIS2DH12
ultra-low-power digital 3-axis accelerometer and the award-winning^ LSM303C
ultra-compact high-performance e-compass module. ST's M24SR dynamic tags add
NFC connectivity to wearable applications for convenient wireless pairing,
automatic connection to websites, or warranty-card activation.
All of the devices are available in volume from March 2014.
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 2013, the Company's net revenues were $8.08 billion. Further information on
ST can be found at www.st.com.
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* Select previously issued press releases highlighting ST's wearables
oST's Motion Sensors and Microcontrollers Propel Category-Creating Sports
Watches from Swimovate
oSTMicroelectronics Imaging Technology Helps Visually Impaired
oMEMS Accelerometer from STMicroelectronics Is Part of Newly Launched Brain
Sentry Impact Sensor
oSTMicroelectronics Chip Controls Pebble Smart Watch
oSTMicroelectronics and X2 Biosystems Celebrate Shipment of 5,000th
Concussion Sensor System
oSTMicroelectronics Accelerates Health and Fitness Monitoring
 Source: IHS Consumer and Mobile MEMS Market Tracker H1 2013
STMicroelectronics Launches New STM32 Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers for
Consumer, Health, and Industrial Applications
STMicroelectronics Receives Two 2014 CES Innovations Awards
 LSM303C earned the Device of the Year recognition from MEMS Industry Group
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