Dusseldorf, May 21, 2013 – Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, teamed up with the software alliance partner HCC Embedded, to offer an innovative software support programme for European customers. Customers who are going to use the 32bit RX MCU microcontroller family in their designs can qualify for a free-of-charge commercial software package from HCC up to the value of 20,000 euros. This innovation support programme adds maximum value to RX MCU range, providing qualifying customers with free development boards and free market-leading software.

Renesas’ 32-bit RX microcontroller platform offers customers a broad product spectrum, with 32K-2MB on-chip Flash memory and 8-256KB on-chip SRAM in 48-177 pin packages. A common core, common IP and common development tools guarantee maximum compatibility across the range.

HCC is an embedded peripheral specialist providing storage and communications software with advanced performance and verifiable quality. HCC supplies truly fail-safe Flash Translation Layers and File System solutions for Renesas RX MCUs, making it easy to work with NAND- and NOR-based flash. In addition, an extensive range of bootloaders, USB and networking solutions, including a fully MISRA compliant TCP/IP stack, can be used to provide a robust platform for any RX development project. HCC software components are developed using a unique framework meaning they can be dropped into any RTOS or compiler environment with minimal integration required.

“HCC are excited to be working with Renesas on such an innovative program to provide developers with much needed high performance software for RX MCUs,” said David Brook, HCC’s Director of Marketing.

“We are glad to team up with HCC as software alliance partner for this innovative ecosystem support program,” said Bernd Westhoff, RX Product Manager at Renesas Electronics Europe. “The software package provided by HCC is a well-accepted middleware solution in the industry with a wide range of variants and many customisation possibilities. The HCC software package combined with the widely scalable 32bit RX MCU platform is the ideal base for any customer application.”

Qualified RX customers will be able to access these commercial software packages free of charge.

Interested customers are invited to contact their local Renesas sales office, distribution partner or the alliance partner to find out how they can qualify for this innovation support programme.

About HCC-Embedded

HCC-Embedded is the foremost vendor of Advanced Embedded Middleware for storage and communication. Implementation is based on a strong process that produces robust, target independent software modules. The company offers an extensive family of embedded middleware including file systems, TCP/IP, USB software for host and device, flash translation layers and eTaskSync. Products run in most environments, with most OS’s or without an OS, and with most processors and peripherals. All HCC-Embedded products are licensed on a royalty-free basis and distributed in full source form.

About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas Electronics Europe with its Business Operations Centre located in Dusseldorf, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad-range of analog and power devices. Renesas Electronics serves its European core markets through its specialised Automotive Business Group and Industrial & Communications Business Group. These business groups are supported by the Engineering Group, which itself includes the European Design Centre; the European Quality Centre that provides technical support to local customers in Europe; and the European Technology Centre to design leading-edge products specifically for the European market. Further information about Renesas Electronics Europe can be found at: www.renesas.eu.

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