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STMicroelectronics’ Evaluation Platform Lets Customers Simulate Analog and Power ICs

GENEVA , April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), today announced the development of a new evaluation platform allowing customers to perform simulations of ST's leading-edge analog and power chips. The new IC evaluation platform enables Cadence® OrCAD®, PSpice® a robust and widely diffused technology for the simulation of ST's analog and power product families.

ST's analog products are already supported by ST's SMPS@eDesign Studio free online tool, which was conceived specifically to help the design and simulation of SMPS (Switch-Mode Power Supply) systems. From now on, designs obtained via SMPS@eDesign Studio can be more accurately simulated within the Cadence OrCAD platform using PSpice. PSpice OrCAD is a full-featured, native analog and mixed-signal circuit simulator that is considered the de-facto industry-standard Spice-based simulator for system design.

A free version of the Cadence technology will be available on download at www.cadence.com for analysis of ST products within specific circuit test-benches, which can be obtained through ST's SMPS@eDesign Studio. The provision of advanced design tools within SMPS@eDesign Studio is part of ST's 'Sense and Power' campaign, which aims to provide increased design support to engineers

“OrCAD technology is a great way to enable our customers to test drive ST's analog and power products,” said Carmelo Papa , Executive Vice President and General Manager, Industrial and Multisegment Sector, STMicroelectronics. “Evaluating our chips with the Cadence software will strengthen our customers' confidence to have received the highest quality ICs needed for their success.”

The first ST families available in PSpice via the OrCAD technology from Cadence will be DC-DC converters and ViPER monolithic ICs for SMPS; eventually it will include nearly all ST's extensive portfolio of analog and power products.

About STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Company's net revenues were $8.51 billion . Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

SOURCE STMicroelectronics

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