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STMicroelectronics and the Finnish start-up KoruLab teaming up to deliver stunning user experiences on wearables and IOT

Press release   •   Mar 23, 2015 10:07 UTC

STMicroelectronics and the Finnish start-up KoruLab are teaming up to bring stunning UI experiences in wearables and IOT. The Koru platform is the first declarative UI development platform designed for next generation highly customized experiences. It will deliver stunning UI experiences and industry leading battery life.

In September STMicroelectronics announced its latest generation of microcontrollers, the STM32 F7 Series, with superior processing power. It will transform the type of experiences that can be built in the microcontroller world.

“Koru’s platform is small, fast and incredibly flexible and it takes full advantage of the Chrom-ART hardware acceleration capabilities.” Said Daniel Colonna, STMicroelectronics Microcontroller Marketing Director.

The unique scalability of the Koru platform enables creation of rich variety of IOT and wearable devices. Devices ranging from wrist top wearables to intelligent keys and automation systems control units can all be developed using Korulab platform. The separated presentation and logic makes customization of the user interface easier than ever before.

Daniel Colonna continues “With platforms like this STM can deliver a unique solution for device makers that help them differentiate their offerings in the experience without having to build everything from scratch. The combined solution will speed up development time.”

Christian Lindholm, the CEO of KoruLab says: “We have built product using the STM M4 platform providing smooth touch experiences with longest battery life in the industry. With the STM32 F7 we can make the experiences deeper, richer and more engaging, while retaining the long battery life. We are convinced this solution will transform the experiences of our everyday objects.” The Koru SDK has been made available for developers at their website.

STMicroelectronics is a partner of EIT ICT Labs. KoruLab belongs to the Business Development Accelerator programme of EIT ICT Labs, where they are supported to grow international. 

About STMicroelectronics:

ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2013, the Company’s net revenues were $8.08 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

About Koru:

KoruLab has developed the Koru user interface platform. It is declarative and scalable providing licensees opportunity to fully customize their experiences to match their branding. User Interface framework has been adopted by leading brands. KoruLab is a privately held software company based in Finland. Further information on Koru platform can be found at http://korulab.com/sdk.html.


Christian Lindholm

+358 400 459 040


KoruLab Inc.


About EIT ICT Labs

EIT ICT Labs is a pan-European education and research-based innovation organisation founded on excellence. The mission of EIT ICT Labs is to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life. EIT ICT Labs is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. By linking education, research and business, EIT ICT Labs empowers ICT top talents for the future and brings ICT innovations to life.

The ecosystem is characterised by an open and collaborative way of working with partners representing global companies, leading research centres, and top ranked universities in the field of ICT. Since 2010, EIT ICT Labs is consistently mobilising talents, ideas, technologies, investments as well as business across Europe and beyond.