Renesas RE Microcontroller Wins 2019 Aspencore’s World Electronic Achievement Award

Renesas RE Microcontroller Wins 2019 Aspencore’s World Electronic Achievement Award

Shenzhen, China ― Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that its RE microcontroller (MCU), developed based on Renesas’ proprietary SOTB™ (Silicon-on-Thin-Buried-Oxide) process technology, was selected as a winner of 2019 Aspencore’s World Electronic Achievement Awards in the MCU and interface category. Aspencore’s editors evaluated more than 100 products launched in 2019 from major semiconducter suppliers and selected 10 finalists across 12 electronic component categories before naming the winners.

Renesas’ energy harvesting devices feature the company’s unique and revolutionary SOTB process technology, which allows users to simultaneously achieve low active current and low standby current and high-speed operation at low voltage. The RE01 with its 32-bit CPU core, which was launched on October 31, enables users to implement intelligent functions in equipment powered by low levels of harvested energy through ambient energy such as light, vibration, or fluid flow. These embedded controllers make it possible for applications to perform highly accurate sensing and data judgement by excluding noise from signal data when they are used as biological monitors or outdoor environmental sensing applications. By eliminating the need for battery maintenance in a wide range of applications, these embedded controllers will contribute to the increasingly widespread use of IoT equipment. For more information about the RE microcontroller with SOTB, visit here.

“We’re proud that Aspencore recognized the RE as the industry’s best MCU with this award,” said Tomomitsu Maoka, Senior Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation and Chairman of Renesas Electronics China. “The extreme low power feature provided by the SOTB process technology is ideal for use in IoT applications. Through harvesting energy from ambient sources and the combination of sensors and wireless devices, RE will contribute to development of a wide range of applications for IoT.”

The World Electronics Achievement Awards honor companies and individuals who make outstanding contributions to innovation and development in the electronics industry worldwide. For more information about WEAA, visit

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