2020-05-13

STMicroelectronics Joins Zhaga Consortium to Support NFC Technology in Lighting Applications

STMicroelectronics announced that it has become an Associate member of the Zhaga Consortium to advance the deployment of NFC technology in the industrial lighting market. The Zhaga Consortium is a global industry organization that aims to standardize interfaces of LED luminaires. ST’s membership to the Zhaga Consortium sets to facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards. One of the key benefits of NFC technology is the ability to improve flexibility and efficiency of LED-driver manufacturing lines....
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2020-02-21

STMicroelectronics Teams up with TSMC to Push GaN Solution Development

STMicroelectronics announced the collaboration with TSMC to accelerate the development of Gallium Nitride (GaN) process technology and the supply of both discrete and integrated GaN devices to market. Through this partnership, ST’s GaN products will be manufactured using TSMC’s GaN process technology. GaN is a wide bandgap semiconductor material which is considered outpacing traditional Silicon-based semiconductors for power applications. GaN is more energy efficient at high power and allows the design of more compact devices for better form fact...
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2019-11-20

Cree and STMicroelectronics Expand and Extend Existing Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement

Cree announced that it has extended its existing agreement with STMicroelectronics for silicon carbide supply with double value of the original agreement. In January 2019, Cree and STMicroelectronics revealed their long term partnership that Cree will provide its Wolfspeed silicon carbide wafers valued US$250 million to STMicroelectronics. The two companies now reported expansion and extension of the agreement to more than US$500 million. The increased wafer supply enables the semiconductor leaders to address the rapidly growing demand for silicon carbide power devi...
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2019-11-11

STMicroelectronics and Audi Cooperate to Develop Next-Generation Automotive Exterior Lighting Solutions

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced its collaborative efforts with Audi to conceive, design, industrialize, manufacture, and deliver the next generation of innovative automotive exterior OLED lighting. The first demonstration of this effort was the showing of next-generation digital OLED technology presented by Audi at the 2019 International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL). The parties target to release this new technology in future Audi car models. (Image: ST/Audi) The current cooperation expands the relationship and builds on Audi’s creativ...
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2019-01-08

STMicroelectronics Teams up Cree for Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply

Cree announces that it signed a multi-year agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed® silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to STMicroelectronics. Based on the agreement, Cree will supply its 150mm silicon carbide bare and epitaxial wafers which valued US$ 250 million to STMicroelectronics. “ST is the only semiconductor company with automotive-grade silicon carbide in mass production today, and we want to press forward to grow our SiC business both in terms of volume and breadth of applications served, targeting leadership in a market estimated at more than US$3...
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2015-10-28

STMicroelectronics’ Driver Developments in a World of Smart Lighting

Rapid developments in lighting technology are shifting driver demands, said David Lucchetti, Director of Marketing and Application Industrial, Power and Discrete Group Greater China and South Asia Region, STMicroelectronics at LEDforum 2015, which took place recently in Taipei, Taiwan.
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2012-09-03

STMicroelectronics Cooperates with MicroOLED to Develop OLED Displays

STMicroelectronics has signed a strategic agreement with France-based MicroOLED company that develops and distributes OLEDs. Besides, St declared a minority equity investment of € 6 million in the company.   MicroOLED's advanced technology offers superior pixel density for improved image quality and also proves 50% more power efficiency than competitive displays. OLEDs can now have two-fold pixel densities and 10 to 100x more contrast ratios than alternate displays. By integrating these technology advantages, ST offers exceptional manufacturing m...
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2012-02-03

STMicroelectronics Develops 40W LED Flash for Smartphones

STMicroelectronics has developed a new chip to boost light output from LED-based flashes available in smartphone cameras. Professional cameras use a xenon strobe light to produce a brief burst -- or flash -- of light, but the lighting on smartphone cameras is typically provided by an LED. The light output of a battery-powered LED is continuous, and much lower in intensity than a flash, leading to longer exposure times and darker, blurrier pictures. But ST hopes to change that with its new STCF04 multifunction chip, which it says can control flash power up to 40W, ...
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2009-11-20

STMicroelectronics Leads Drive to Better LED Signage for High-Resolution Viewing

STMicroelectronics, a developer of semiconductors for LED lighting, has announced a new series of highly accurate LED drivers with automatic power saving, enabling electronic signage such as road signs, advertising, stadium displays, battery or solar-powered signs and similar equipment to deliver better, high-resolution viewing by ensuring consistent brightness across the viewing area.
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