NXP Wins Recognition for Excellence in High Performance Mixed Signal Products

December 20, 2011

NXP USB microcontrollers and JenNET-IP recognized in 2011 EDN Hot 100; EDN China Innovation Awards go to GreenChip SSL driver IC and LCD microcontroller

Eindhoven, Netherlands, December 20, 2011 – NXP SemiconductorsN.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced four recent awards received for its High Performance Mixed Signal solutions in Q4 2011.

  • JenNet-IP was selected by EDN as one of the 100 Hot Products of 2011 and was also mentioned as a key enabler of the “Internet of Things” in EE Times’ 20 Hot Technologies for 2012.  NXP’s JenNet-IP network layer software enables ultra-low-power wireless connectivity based on IEEE 802.15.4 (6LoWPAN) for both residential and industrial applications. The 2011 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry’s most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.
  • NXP LPC11U00 microcontrollers were also recognized in the EDN Hot 100 Products of 2011, for featuring a “configurable full-speed USB 2.0 device controller as well as a smart card interface.” Based on the ARM®Cortex™-M0 processor, the LPC11U00 series offers a compelling replacement for 8- to 16-bit USB microcontrollers.
  • The GreenChip SSL4101 controller IC, which offers professional-grade performance for Solid State LED lighting power supplies received an EDN China 2011 Innovation Award as best product in the Power and Analog category. The SSL4101 is enabling LED adoption into a wide range of professional lighting applications such as high bay and low bay lighting found in warehouses and street lighting, where brightness and dependable illumination are essential.
  • The LPC1800 microcontroller also received an EDN China 2011 Innovation Award as leading product in the Embedded Systems category.  At 180 MHz, the LPC1800 is the fastest Cortex-M3 microcontroller available today, and features a unique high-performance memory architecture and innovative system peripherals.

Alexander Everke, executive vice president and general manager of NXP Semiconductors’ High Performance Mixed Signal business unit, commented: “We’re delighted to receive recognition from the engineering community in the US and China for NXP’s innovations in High Performance Mixed Signal. In the lighting market in particular, we are working to accelerate LED adoption, as well as smart lighting applications enabled by JenNet-IP for ultra-low-power wireless connectivity. JenNet-IP is also enabling numerous other applications in home automation and building automation, as our customers explore the potential of connecting hundreds of smart devices via the Internet. In embedded systems more generally, we continue to forge ahead with enabling the migration from 8/16-bit to low-power 32-bit ARM processor-based microcontrollers, and continue to set new benchmarks for performance, peripherals and power efficiency.”

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.

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