ST chooses China’s winning iNEMO student designs

December 1, 2011 – PRNewswire — STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), MEMS maker, named a winner in its 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest in China: Sky Worker Team 1 from Tsinghua University. ST operates the open competition in China and Taiwan, and the US.

Nearly 100 students and young engineers in China submitted 57 designs to the 2011 iNEMO contest. Designs are based on ST’s iNEMO evaluation and development tool offering 10-axis MEMS sensing managed by an STM32 32-bit microcontroller. Entries were judged based on a combination of function and practicality, implementation, creativity, presentation and final demonstration.

Sky Worker Team 1 comprised a group of students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, who used the iNEMO evaluation board and 10 degrees of freedom to control the flight attitude for their winning Quad-Tilt Rotor design. The STM32 microcontroller and on-board sensing switch the rotors from vertical to horizontal, converting the aircraft from helicopter-like operation to fixed-wing flight mode. The quadcopter design demonstrated the usefulness and enhancements that sensor technologies offer to electronic design. ST granted a prize of RMB20,000.

A quadcopter took the top prize in the US student competition as well.

In addition to the champion, the judges selected two first place winners, three second place winners and four third place winners, which were granted respectively, prizes of RMB10,000, RMB5,000 and RMB2,000 each.

Finalists came from Shenzhen University, Xi’an University of Electronic Science and Technology, Shandong University, South China University of Technology, Guilin University of Electronic Science and Technology Institute of Information Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology, Southern College, Sun Yat-sen, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Further information at http://2011inemo.eefocus.com.

STMicroelectronics provides semiconductors for multimedia convergence and power applications. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com

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