STMicroelectronics Reveals Most Highly Integrated Automotive 77GHz Radar Chip for Emerging Long-Range Applications

  • New 77GHz radar IC for long-range applications delivered to Tier-1 brands
  • 77 GHz builds on leadership in short-range (24 GHz) radar ICs, 35 million of which have been shipped to date
  • New product complements ST's leading portfolio for ADAS systems, which now features short-, mid-, and long-range radar solutions on top of vision processing and V2X

GENEVA, Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the world's largest supplier of short- and mid-range (24GHz) radar chips for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), is now supplying its latest long-range (77GHz) radar chips to leading automotive customers.

24GHz systems have spearheaded the introduction of on-board automotive radar by enabling affordable, short- and mid-range smart-driving features such as blind-spot detection, collision avoidance, and lane-departure warning. ST has delivered over 35 million 24GHz radar transceiver ICs to date, and continues to build its customer base as more and more markets demand vehicles enhanced with ADAS.

Today's most developed markets are ready for next-generation features like high-speed adaptive cruise control that require high-power-output, long-range radar, which is best implemented using 77GHz technology. The higher frequency allows smaller antenna sizes, and permits the same technology to be used for ADAS requiring short-range, medium-range, or long-range radar, hence simplifying system design and reducing time to market.

ST is now building on its success with 24GHz radar to create a new, highly integrated 77GHz transceiver that delivers market-leading performance. The device contains three 77GHz transmitters and four receivers on a single chip, which enables customers to build smaller, lower-cost, and less complex systems compared with competing solutions in the market that are less highly integrated. The multi-channel architecture of ST's new 77GHz radar chip enhances object recognition and resolution that translates into superior performance and dependability on the road.

Marco Monti, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Automotive and Discrete Product Group, STMicroelectronics, said, "We have leveraged our technology and success in ADAS markets to create the industry's most highly integrated 77GHz radar transceiver. Our customers designing-in this device are positioned strongly, as demand for 77GHz technology in advanced markets is growing in mid-market and lower-cost vehicle platforms."

ST is now sampling its multi-channel single-chip 77GHz radar transceiver to lead customers and is preparing to enter volume production in March 2017.

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices.

By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2015, the Company's net revenues were $6.90 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.

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