STMicroelectronics (ticker: STM, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
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STMicroelectronics Partners With Chinese Universities for 32-bit Embedded-System Development
ST contributes microcontrollers, development tools, and product support to
establish embedded development laboratories for student training
BEIJING, Sept. 13 -- STMicroelectronics
(NYSE: STM), a leader in microcontroller design and development, today
announced the signing of cooperation agreements with Beijing University of
Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) and Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) to
establish a microcontroller (MCU) laboratory on each university campus, as
part of a wide ranging cooperation program to develop embedded application
technologies and train electronic engineering students.
ST, a fast emerging player in 32-bit MCUs, is providing the two
universities with its advanced 32-bit STR7 ARM-based MCUs and development
tools for hands-on embedded systems training, in which the engineering
students will work on real-life embedded design projects. Additionally, ST is
providing all the necessary training and technical support.
To facilitate the training, the two universities are setting up an
ST-sponsored MCU laboratory for teaching and scientific research, and will
develop student training courses based on ST MCUs and tools. The two
universities will also provide evaluation and improvement analysis of ST's
reference design boards for embedded systems. Student training has already
begun, in early September 2006, when the new university term started.
Approximately, 1000 students are expected to be trained in each university
"ST has a long history in working closely with leading educational and
research establishments around the world," said Arnaud Julienne, Regional MCU
Marketing Director, Greater China, Asia Pacific and India, STMicroelectronics.
"The company is strongly committed to partnering with top universities on
long-term programs to nurture young engineering talent. These initiatives will
benefit ST, the Chinese universities, and of course, the students, who will
gain valuable experience on the very latest development tools used in
Over the last three years, ST has also signed similar agreements with
Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Harbin Institute of Technology, where
students are trained using ST's MCU products and development tools. At Harbin
Institute of Technology, 3000 students have been trained so far; and at
Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1500 students have been trained.
ST's microcontroller products, platform, and development tools are widely
used in embedded applications, particularly in automotive and industrial
applications, such as in Global Positioning System (GPS) or Point-of-Sale
(POS) equipment. Key elements of the STR7 family of 32-bit ARM-based
microcontrollers make them ideal MCUs for next-generation engineers: a wide
choice of peripherals and interfaces, including USB (Universal Serial Bus) and
CAN (Controller Area Network); flexible power and clock management with two
independently clocked APB (Advanced Peripheral Bus) peripherals buses;
high-quality embedded Flash, with 20 years data retention; and extensive
software and easy-to-use evaluation kits.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering
semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications.
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strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners
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