STMicroelectronics: STMicroelectronics Introduces First iNEMO® Design
Challenge in Italy for Students and Engineers
Competition set to spur innovation and ideas for new applications
Agrate Brianza, Italy, April 4, 2014 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a
global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, the world's top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical
Systems) manufacturer, and the leading supplier of MEMS sensors for consumer
and portable applications^, today launched the first iNEMO Design Challenge
in Italy. It is the first time ST is running an open competition for students
and engineers in Italy to design innovative applications built around ST's
award-winning^ iNEMO smart multi-sensor technology. Similar competitions
have been successfully run in Asia. The iNEMO Design Challenge encourages
contestants to leverage the wide range of sensing technologies that MEMS
offers to create innovative ways of interaction among technology, life, and
the environment, making our lives more convenient.
ST's iNEMO is a unique evaluation and development tool that offers up to 10
degrees of freedom, combining a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope,
3-axis magnetometer and one pressure sensor managed by an STM32
microcontroller. Integrating multiple sensors with processing capabilities,
the board enables leaps in functionality and performance in a wide variety of
applications, including Gaming, Human Machine Interface, Robotics, Portable
Navigation Devices, and Patient Monitoring.
"We are excited to announce the first edition of our iNEMO Design Challenge in
Italy. Students and engineers in Italy deserve opportunities to design and
implement their creative ideas and vision," said Fabio Pasolini, General
Manager Motion MEMS Division, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group,
STMicroelectronics. "With about 1200 young engineers participating in the
contests run in Asia, we have successfully inspired the next generation of
innovators to build useful and valuable MEMS applications that can contribute
to improving our daily lives. We are also pleased to see that the students'
projects in Asia have been well recognized by our customers and partners."
The iNEMO Design Challenge (Twitter hashtag #iNEMOdc) will run in Italy in two
stages: by the end of July contestants will be able to submit their design
concepts. The best ideas and teams will then receive the iNEMO Discovery kits
to implement their projects before end of the year. These will be evaluated
for their functionality and practicality, implementation, creativity,
presentation and final demonstration. The winners will be announced in first
months 2015. Rules, deadlines and technical seminar calendar can be found in
the digital magazine PEPITE that ST publishes in Italian for graduate and
undergraduate students at www.pepite.info.
iNEMO is a registered trademark of 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 2013, the Company's net revenues were $8.08 billion. Further information on
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iNEMO has received a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award and a
Computerworld Honors recognition
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