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24 April 2017

STMicroelectronics semiconducteurs at the heart of the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the latest Nintendo video game console. It uses several advanced semiconductors created by STMicroelectronics, including motion sensors, a touch screen controller, the STM32 microcontroller and an NFC controller (short-range wireless technology).


The Nintendo Switch is a portable video game console that enables players to play at home and on the go. The console includes two removable controllers, a charging grip for the controllers and a docking station.


STMicroelectronics products facilitated the creation of an innovative video game console that includes an intuitive user interface as well as NFC capabilities to improve the gaming experience. STMicroelectronics expertise in detection, processing and connectivity also contributed by helping Nintendo meet new technological requirements for Switch gaming.