Car Radio Processor from STMicroelectronics Makes Visteon's New Connected Audio Products Sing

Car Radio Processor from STMicroelectronics Makes Visteon's New Connected
Audio Products Sing

GENEVA, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a
global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, today announced its automotive microprocessor for
car radio and display audio has been selected by Visteon Corporation's Chinese
joint venture, Yanfeng Visteon Electronics (YFVE). YFVE is using ST's car
radio processor in its new Connected Audio Products, which are in production
with a major global OEM on several vehicle lines.

Visteon's "Connected Audio Solution" incorporates ST's Automotive-grade
cost-optimized Car Radio Processors. The ST processor familyfeatures
multicoreprocessors(ARM^®-core processors and an application-specific DSP)
performing multiple functions: digital audio decoding and playback, processing
of audio effects, rich peripheral connectivity (including support for
smartphone mirroring), visual interfaces, acceleration for graphical HMI, and
dedicated secure CAN Vehicle Interface subsystem, among others.

"Visteon worked closely with ST on the development of this platform, which is
an ideal solution to address the growing complexity of the products and the
fast market requirements," said Fabio Marchio, Vice President of Automotive
Product Group and General Manager of Micro and Infotainment Division,
STMicroelectronics. "Drivers and their passengers will continue to reap the
benefits of the ST and Visteon cooperation in the Infotainment domain."

The platform offers a cost-effective system architecture for minimal CPU usage
and best-in-class processing performance. The platform provides full support
for Open Source Linux OS offering a wide choice of middleware and application
components. It is the heart of in-vehicle head units that allow multiple
different programs (such as audio-video navigation) to run on the radio unit
to permit customers to experience numerous applications: display control
(touch screen, others), navigation, multimedia playing, connectivity, and
mirroring of smartphone/tablet interface and content.

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 2013, the Company's net revenues were $8.08 billion. Further information on
ST can be found at

About Yanfeng Visteon Electronics

Founded in 1994, Yanfeng Visteon Electronics is a China Automotive electronics
industry leader on development and manufacturing for domestic and foreign
markets, consolidated under Visteon Corporation.

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ST Car Radio Processor Selected by Visteon


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