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TomTom and STMicroelectronics to Offer Innovative Geolocation-Based Tools and Services


Hardware and software package includes development boards and
positioning technology from ST along with dedicated software to connect
to TomTom online services

Hardware and software will be available on by October 2018

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM),
a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, and TomTom (TOM2),
the leading independent location technology specialist, today announced
a package of development tools in the STM32*
Open Development Environment
that connect directly to TomTom Maps
APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for location, tracking, and
mapping data services, speeding product development and reducing
time-to-market and development costs for developers.

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This first-of-its-kind-development package consists of an STM32
Discovery host board
for 2G/3G cellular-to-cloud connectivity, a GNSS
expansion board
based on ST's industry-proven Teseo
satellite navigation technology, and a software
Function Pack
that connects your Internet-of-Things (IoT) node via a
cellular network to a range of TomTom Maps APIs. With this hardware and
software package and a TomTom developer account, developers can quickly
add location-based services to their IoT and Smart City applications.
Among these services are the translation of GPS coordinates into a
street address inside a map (Reverse Geocoding), retrieval of nearby
point of interests, and the production of accurate navigation directions.

Anders Truelsen, Managing Director of TomTom's Enterprise Business Unit,
said: "We have combined TomTom's industry-leading location-based and
mapmaking technologies with ST's unrivaled combination of silicon and
system expertise to create a unique offering that provides easy access
to TomTom's Maps APIs to empower developers to develop groundbreaking,
location-aware applications faster and more efficiently."

"Supporting our efforts to facilitate location-based product
development, our collaboration with TomTom has built on each company's
strengths to assemble a tailored package of hardware and software tools
that is already fully integrated with TomTom cloud services, around the
popular STM32 development ecosystem,"
said Alessandro Cremonesi,
Group Vice President, STMicroelectronics. "These tools enable native
STM32-based location services to accelerate application development of
solutions for fleet management, item tracking, and many
other services that depend on fast, accurate location detection."

In addition to the STM32
of Arm® Cortex®-M core microcontrollers, the development
tools leverage ST's market-proven multi-constellation Teseo
positioning-receiver technology to perform all positioning operations
including tracking, acquisition, navigation, and data output.

For mapping data and services, technology companies, geographical
information systems (GIS) providers, government bodies, and
traffic-management institutions across the globe rely on TomTom to
deliver industry-leading mapping products that create location-enabled

*STM32 is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of
STMicroelectronics International NV or its affiliates in the EU and/or
elsewhere. In particular, STM32 is registered in the US Patent and
Trademark Office.

Arm and Cortex are registered trademarkts of Arm Limited (or its
subsidiaries) in the US and/or elsewhere.


About TomTom
TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation
device, one of the most influential inventions of all time. Since then,
we have grown from a start-up, into a global technology company.

We design and develop innovative navigation products, software and
services, that power hundreds of millions of applications across the
globe. This includes industry-leading location-based and mapmaking
technologies, embedded automotive navigation solutions; portable
navigation devices and apps, and the most advanced telematics fleet
management and connected car services.

Combining our own R&D expertise with business and technology
partnerships, we continue to shape the future, leading the way with
autonomous driving, smart mobility and smarter cities.

Headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 37 countries, we offer
advanced digital maps that cover 142 countries, and our hyper-detailed
and real-time TomTom Traffic information service reaches more than five
billion people in 69 countries.

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 2017, the Company's net revenues were $8.35 billion, serving more
than 100,000 customers worldwide.

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