Energy-Efficient Solutions from STMicroelectronics Provide Intelligence and Performance to World Solar Challenge Competitors
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Energy-Efficient Solutions from STMicroelectronics Provide Intelligence and Performance to World Solar Challenge Competitors

GENEVA, Oct. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today that several of its products are powering solar cars representing a number of Universities from the United States and Indonesia taking part in this year's World Solar Challenge. The competition starts in Darwin, Australia on October 18, 2015, crosses the unforgiving Outback, and ends 3000km away in Adelaide, one week later.

"The variety of ST parts selected showcases the diversity of our product portfolio and, in particular, the large number of STM32 microcontrollers demonstrates the outstanding balance of energy efficiency and performance we offer," said Paul Grimme, Executive Vice President Mass Market and Online Marketing Programs, STMicroelectronics. "ST components for Smart Driving have proven their reliability in previous World Solar Challenges; we can't wait to see some of the teams' energy-efficiency and safety innovations move into the cars we'll all be driving in the future. We wish all teams the best of luck."

Among the WSC vehicles:

Inaugurated in 1987, the biennial World Solar Challenge encourages and showcases the development of advanced automotive technology while promoting alternatives to conventional vehicle engines. Participating teams are required to navigate their solar-powered car from Darwin in the north of Australia to Adelaide in the south, across 3,000km of the harsh Australian Outback, using only the sun and careful energy management for power. This year, the organizers have reported the event has attracted a record participation of 47 teams from 25 countries.

For more details on the race:

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