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STMicroelectronics Announces Most Advanced 32bit Secure Microcontroller
Nov 17 15
STMicroelectronics has introduced the first member of the third generation of its ST33 series of secure microcontrollers based on the 32-bit ARM® SecurCore® SC300(TM) processor. The ST33J2M0 raises the bar in secure microcontrollers by providing the (2MByte) Flash program memory, nearly doubling the memory available in a secure microcontroller. Fully manufactured in ST's advanced 40nm process technology for cost efficiency, the secure microcontroller includes the high performance and integrated crypto-accelerators that together with the industry's fast clock speed in a secure micro, enable the high performance for fast application execution. It also features a new hardware architecture with strong and multiple fault-protection mechanisms covering the CPU, memories, and buses to facilitate the development of highly secure software. The latest ST33 family addresses the growing need for secure applications including embedded Secure Element (eSE), SWP (Single Wire Protocol) SIMs for NFC applications, and embedded UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card). These features are critical to protect transactions in areas as diverse as payment applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable consumer devices, to Machine-to-Machine communications in "Industry 4.0" factory automation as well as V2X and in-car communication applications. The ST33J2M0 features multiple hardware accelerators for advanced cryptographic functions. The EDES peripheral provides a secure DES (Data Encryption Standard) algorithm implementation, while the NESCRYPT crypto-processor efficiently supports the public key algorithm. The AES peripheral ensures secure and fast AES algorithm implementation. Samples of the ST33J2M0 are available as wafers or housed in VQFN and WLCSP packages.
STMicroelectronics NV Presents at Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference, Nov-11-2015 11:30 AM
Nov 11 15
STMicroelectronics NV Presents at Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference, Nov-11-2015 11:30 AM. Venue: The Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain.
STMicroelectronics NV Presents at 2nd Annual Bernstein Technology Innovation Summit, Nov-05-2015 01:55 PM
Nov 3 15
STMicroelectronics NV Presents at 2nd Annual Bernstein Technology Innovation Summit, Nov-05-2015 01:55 PM. Venue: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California, United States.
STMicroelectronics NV Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 26, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of 2015
Oct 29 15
STMicroelectronics N.V. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 26, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net revenues of $1,764 million against $1,886 million a year ago. Operating income was $91 million against $37 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and non-controlling interest was $85 million against $30 million a year ago. Net income attributable to parent company was $90 million or $0.10 per basic and diluted earnings per share against net income attributable to parent company of $72 million or $0.08 per basic and diluted loss per share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was $225 million against $281 million a year ago. Net payment for capital expenditures was $128 million against $137 million a year ago. Non-GAAP operating income was $102 million against $75 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $101 million or $0.12 per diluted share against income of $117 million or $0.13 per diluted loss per share a year ago. Free cash flow was $85 million in the third quarter, compared to $140 million a year ago.
For the nine months, the company reported net revenues of $5,229 million against $5,575 million a year ago. Operating income was $84 million against $130 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and non-controlling interest was $69 million against income before income taxes and non-controlling interest of $60 million a year ago. Net income attributable to parent company was $102 million or $0.12 per basic and diluted earnings per share against net income attributable to parent company of $85 million or $0.10 per basic and diluted loss per share a year ago. Free cash flow was $179 million.
The company expects in the fourth quarter, revenues to decrease sequentially by about 6% at the mid-point, and the gross margin to be about 33.5% at the mid-point.
STMicroelectronics Unveils New Chip to Slay Vampire Power in Appliances, Lighting, and Industrial Equipment
Oct 27 15
STMicroelectronics unveils new Chip to slay vampire power in appliances, lighting, and industrial equipment. The new IC meets the international specification for zero standby power, and is the first in the world to provide a smart way of managing the wake-up function in appliances such as white goods, in lighting, and in industrial equipment. The long-running battle to minimize power sucked in by equipment in standby mode has driven worldwide adoption of proposals such as the IEA1 initiatives to reduce standby power used by appliances to less than 1W in 2010 and 0.5 W in 2013. The most advanced power-supply technologies are capable of driving down standby power consumption below 5mW, which is rounded to zero according to the IEC standard for household and office appliances. Although regulations are driving down standby power per appliance, the number of appliances in use globally is increasing. ST's new VIPer0P IC helps reduce wasted power and CO2 emissions by enabling effective zero-power standby in appliances such as clothes dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, coffee makers, and microwaves. The chip can also be used in lighting controls, industrial appliances, and air conditioners. By introducing a unique, patented smart-management capability not offered by any other converter in the market, VIPer0P allows the appliance to be woken from standby via a touchscreen or remote control thereby enhancing convenience for users. VIPer0P has been designed into forthcoming new appliances by lead customers, and is now in volume production in the SO16N surface-mount package, priced from $0.54 for orders of 1000 pieces. VIPer0P is able to provide standby power for the system host microcontroller while in idle mode. This allows the system to be woken via the main-appliance user interface, such as the touchscreen or a remote controller. There is no need for a dedicated high-voltage mechanical switch to take the appliance out of standby. VIPer0P consumes less than 5mW in idle mode. This best-in-class performance is rounded to zero power according to Clause 4.5 of the IEC 62301 standard for household and office appliances. If a switch is used to control standby, idle power can be further reduced to 4mW. Switching can be done at Safety Extra-Low Voltage, hence eliminating bulky high-voltage components. VIPer0P is an off-line power-converter IC that can be configured as a flyback, buck, or buck-boost switched-mode power supply. As the latest member of ST's high-voltage VIPerPlus series, it integrates an avalanche-rugged Power MOSFET with breakdown voltage of 800V thereby giving designers greater safety margin to ensure superior reliability. VIPer0P also has comprehensive protection features including short-circuit protection, Vcc clamping, thermal shutdown, and soft-start. The oscillator controlling the switching frequency is jittered to minimize electromagnetic interference. Additional features include integrated high-voltage startup circuitry, error amplifier with 1.2V reference and separate ground for direct feedback connection, and a sense-FET for energy-efficient current sensing. These simplify design and minimize external components thereby saving bill-of-materials costs and board space. In addition, VIPer0P's self-supply design simplifies transformer selection by eliminating any need for an auxiliary winding.