GENEVA, Nov. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has received two International 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards. The STLUX385A digital controller IC for lighting and power management and the STM32F429/439 microcontroller product line were both selected as honorees in the Embedded Technologies category. The prestigious annual competition recognizes technology manufacturers' and developers' outstanding design and engineering efforts in consumer-electronics products. "It is an honor for STMicroelectronics to be acknowledged alongside the world's leaders in outstanding product design and engineering," said Bob Krysiak, Executive Vice President Americas Region, STMicroelectronics. "We are committed to supporting our customers in augmenting the lives of their customers, and these awards are a validation of the investment in our engineering teams, and their commitment to develop the technology that enables next-generation devices." STM32F429/439 microcontroller (MCU) product line The high-performance STM32F429/439 product line of flash microcontrollers offers new degrees of freedom to MCU users. The STM32F429/439 devices balance performance, power and size, while integrating the world's highest-performance ARM ® Cortex(TM)-M MCU. Combining hardware advantages with the extensive STM32 software ecosystem from the hardware abstraction layer through middleware to the application field, ST's STM32F429/439 microcontrollers deliver a compelling solution for the next generation of consumer devices. STLUX385A controller IC for lighting and power management The world's first universal digital controller for lighting and power-conversion applications, ST's STLUX385A opens the way to cost-effective, energy-efficient lighting systems in the home, in the office, and on the street. The STLUX385A is the first device able to address all of these applications with a single programmable chip, simultaneously giving consumers more control and saving them money, while making end devices smaller. The STLUX385A distils 25 years of ST leadership in power-conversion solutions into a single high-value platform that customers can use to build more innovative and efficient lighting solutions. For example, the STLUX385A enables intelligent LED street lamps that increase their brightness gradually as daylight fades and, conversely, automatically reduce their brightness as the sun rises, instead of having only a full brightness or off-setting at predetermined times. Moreover, the STLUX385A allows sophisticated lighting systems that currently require the use of expensive external Digital Signal Processors to be produced with shorter time-to-market and lower costs.