STMicroelectronics Ships Milestone STM8 Microcontroller

STMicroelectronics Ships Milestone STM8 Microcontroller

Fast ramp to one billionth device, demonstrates market focus and continuing
commitment to 8-bit market

Geneva, Switzerland, May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics
(NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications, and a leading supplier of embedded
microcontrollers, has announced the shipment of its one billionth STM8 8-bit
microcontroller. The one billionth device was shipped to lighting-control
manufacturer Lutron Electronics.

Offering outstanding levels of performance and cost-effectiveness, the
general-purpose STM8 family suits a wide range of industrial and
home-appliance applications, as well as automotive, low-voltage, and
battery-operated products via its high-performance 8-bit core and a
state-of-the-art set of peripherals.

"With significant input from Lutron and others over time, ST has developed the
STM8 to enable high integration by embedding non-volatile data memory and
excellent analog performance across a wide voltage range from 1.65V to 5.5V,"
said Daniel Colonna, Microcontrollers Marketing Director, STMicroelectronics.
"The short, 5-year ramp to 1 billion devices, and Lutron's continuing
commitment and dedication to the microcontroller, demonstrate the value of the
STM8 to our customers, the market, and ST."

With the industry's continuing emphasis on reducing the overall system cost,
the STM8 platform is an ideal performer. The microcontroller leverages a
Harvard architecture with 16-bit index registers and stack pointer, a 16Mbyte
linear address space, advanced addressing modes, and other features designed
to optimally support C-programming to deliver leading-edge CPU performance in
both speed and code density. The core reaches an average of 1.6 cycles per
instruction with 20 MIPS of peak performance at 24MHz using a 3-stage

Moreover, the STM8 platform offers on-chip Flash program memory sizes to 128K
and real embedded EEPROM with a performance in endurance and retention
comparable to external components. Technology options allow high-speed
operation, as well as drastically reduced power consumption.

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