Renesas Electronics America Showcases Low-Power, Connectivity, Human-Machine Interface, Security and Multimedia Technologies at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 2, 2011-Renesas Electronics America Inc. will showcase its embedded semiconductor technologies at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley 2011 (booth #1801), May 2-5, in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Demonstrations will highlight several of the company´s microcontroller (MCU)-based solutions optimized for applications such as portable home healthcare, motor control, connectivity, human-machine interface (HMI) and security. The company also will demonstrate its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for higher speed data transfer capability in addition to others.

Renesas Booth Theater Presentations

In addition to the demonstrations, Renesas Electronics America will host a series of presentations in its booth every half hour throughout the week, including highlights on its RL78 MCU family, RX MCU family and solution kits, capacitive touch solutions, and ecosystem partner solutions.

RX MCU Design Contest Winners Announced

Renesas Electronics America and its contest partners will announce the winners of the RX MCU Design Contest on Wednesday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the ESC Theater. The event will conclude the design contest that was launched in October 2010 and will award the winners with monetary and product prizes. Entries were judged based on a combination of usefulness, technical merit, cost effectiveness, documentation/video, originality and public input. A complete list of the winners and their projects will be posted on the Renesas Electronics America website after the recognition event.

Renesas Product and Technology Demonstrations ESC Paper Presentation

Rounding out Renesas Electronics America’s activities at ESC will be a paper presentation, "Overcoming Touch Key Design Challenges with Hardware-Assisted Solution," given by Sridhar Lingam, on Thursday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Room J1.

Ranked #1 Supplier Worldwide for Microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Corporation again has been ranked by Gartner as the number one MCU supplier worldwide based on revenues from shipments in 2010 for 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers in the March 2011 market share report*. More information about Renesas Electronics´ MCU offerings can be found at http://am.renesas.com/prod/mcumpu/.

Additional information about Renesas Electronics America’s complete semiconductor lineup can be found at http://am.renesas.com/prod/.