November 7, 2023 – Linz, Austria / Geneva, Switzerland / Uppsala, Sweden – Leading technology companies Candera GmbH, IAR and STMicroelectronics have come together to showcase the exciting possibilities for the future of smart home devices. This collaboration highlights advancements in graphics, energy consumption management and high-performance capabilities, embodied by STMicroelectronics ‘ cutting-edge NeoChrom technology.


The collaboration will be released during a webinar on 21. November 2023. Register now!

With the growing demand for powerful yet cost-effective hardware coupled with user-friendly, visually captivating graphical user interfaces (GUIs), this alliance aims to offer a glimpse of the future of Smart Home White Goods. By harnessing the strengths of STMicroelectronics, Candera GmbH, and IAR, the trio will focus on exploring energy-efficient solutions and environmentally conscious approaches to home appliances. A standout feature of the collaboration is the introduction of “Guided Maintenance” in modern washing machines, supported by a more intuitive GUI. Uncover the limitless possibilities and competitive advantages offered by the STM32U599/5A9 with NeoChrom GPU, CGI Studio, and IAR Embedded Workbench in shaping the future of Smart Home technology.

“Smart Home” washing machine

Fig. 1: The “Smart Home” washing machine GUI, presented by Candera and IAR, both long-standing ST Authorized Partners.


Candera GmbH, a leading provider of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) tools and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers, is joined by IAR, the world leader in software and services for embedded development, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor powerhouse. Together, they aim to deliver seamless user experiences and advanced energy consumption management. Both Candera and IAR are long-standing ST Authorized Partners.

“As developers and companies strive for greater efficiency in their application’s power consumption, solutions like IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm play a crucial role in enabling the next generation of ultra-low-power and ultra-efficient smart home devices,” says Anders Holmberg, CTO at IAR. “Our long-standing relationship with STMicroelectronics and Candera underscores our commitment to supporting feature-rich microcontrollers, including the STM32U5 series latest generation, ideally suited for the next generations of smart home appliances. Leveraging the capabilities of IAR Development Solutions with Candera’s professional HMI tools on the STM32U5 with NeoChrom graphic processing unit, we empower developers to deliver premium graphics combined with enhanced energy consumption management features.”

slick design of the Washing Machine

 Fig. 2: The fresh, slick design of the Washing Machine is presented on a 480×480 4” display


“Because many applications demand extra functionality, richer graphics, and faster performance while running longer, using a smaller battery, or employing energy harvesting, we’ve developed the STM32U5 and are extending the series, today,” saidRicardo De Sa Earp, Executive Vice President General-Purpose Microcontroller Sub-Group, STMicroelectronics. “This MCU combines the latest Arm core, our unique ultra-low-power technologies, generous on-chip memory, and the option of our NeoChrom graphics engine to elevate the user’s visual experience.”

“We are proud to be part of this project with our partners STMicroelectronics and IAR”, adds Reinhard Füricht, CEO of Candera, “it’s a great opportunity to showcase CGI Studio’s capabilities to provide high-end performance and brilliant HMIs on very specific hardware.”

The collaboration will be released during a webinar on 21. November 2023.

Register now!

Guided Maintenance

 Fig. 3: The demo features a “Guided Maintenance” part


For more information, please contact: Philip Privalov for Candera-related questions, Rafael Taubinger for any further information on IAR and Bertrand Denis for questions on STMicroelectronics and NeoChrom technology.


About Candera

Candera is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. It supports its customers with the Candera Studio and CGI Studio tool environments as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. Candera GmbH in Linz, Austria and Candera America Inc. are part of KAGA FEI Co., Ltd., situated in Yokohama / Japan. For more, go to www.candera.eu

About IAR

IAR provides world-leading software and services for embedded development, enabling companies worldwide to create secure and innovative products for today and tomorrow. Since 1983, IAR’s solutions have ensured quality, security, reliability, and efficiency in developing over one million embedded applications for companies across industries such as industrial automation, IoT, automotive and medical. IAR supports 15,000 devices from over 70 semiconductor partners. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, and has sales and support offices worldwide. IAR is owned by I.A.R. Systems Group AB, listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap (ticker symbol: IAR B). Learn more at www.iar.com.

About STMicroelectronics

At ST, we are over 50,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. An integrated device manufacturer, we work with more than 200,000 customers and thousands of partners to design and build products, solutions, and ecosystems that address their challenges and opportunities, and the need to support a more sustainable world. Our technologies enable smarter mobility, more efficient power and energy management, and the wide-scale deployment of the Internet of Things and connectivity. We are committed to achieving our goal to become carbon neutral on scope 1 and 2 and partially scope 3 by 2027. Further information can be found at www.st.com.