Carmelo Papa Re-Elected Chairman of EPoSS, European Technology

Carmelo Papa Re-Elected Chairman of EPoSS, European Technology
Platform for Smart Systems Integration 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 --   STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that Carmelo
Papa, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST's Industrial
and Multisegment Sector, has been re-elected Chairman of EPoSS
(European Platform on Smart Systems) for his second consecutive
two-year term. The 2012-2014 EPoSS government nominations were
confirmed by the EPoSS Office at the end of last month. 
EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration,
is an industry-driven initiative that aims to strengthen Europe's
capacity to organize and deliver innovation in smart systems
integration, in addition to integrated micro-systems and
nanotechnologies. It brings together companies of all sizes, public
and private research organizations, universities, representatives of
the European Commission, and other European initiatives within the
smart systems integration field. 
"Across-the-board R&D cooperation is absolutely essential for Europe
on its path to becoming a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by
2020," said Carmelo Papa, Chairman of EPoSS. "A key contributor to
the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade, EPoSS strives to
accelerate and coordinate Europe's efforts and initiatives in smart
systems and technologies that aim to address global challenges like
health and aging or sustainable mobility." 
In his second term at the head of EPoSS, Papa aims to further
strengthen the organization's role in key European initiatives,
including 'Green Cars,' 'Internet of Things' and 'Factories of the
Future.' His other priorities include driving the EPoSS Strategic
Research Agenda to identify new application challenges, such as
robotics, and defining development paths at both the technology and
systems level. 
Papa continues in his role at ST, which includes overall
responsibility for developing a wide range of products including
sensors, power and analog chips, microcontrollers,
application-specific non-volatile memories and smart card ICs. He is
a member of ST's Corporate Strategic Committee and sits on the Board
of Directors of ST 
New Ventures. 
About Smart Systems 
 Smart Systems are miniaturized, networked,
energy-autonomous and highly reliable electronic devices or systems
that can diagnose and describe a situation, and then help the
decision-making process in time-critical conditions. They can also
mutually address and identify each other and enable a product to
interact with the environment.  
Smart systems integration penetrates several industry sectors,
bringing many market opportunities and requiring a broad-based
manufacturing infrastructure. They can be used in a myriad of fields
ranging from low-cost high-volume automotive applications to
high-cost low-volume instrumentation applications, and including
areas such as medical, aerospace, and security and communications. 
About EPoSS
 EPoSS is an industry-driven initiative that aims to
strengthen Europe's capacity to organize and deliver innovation in
smart systems integration, in addition to integrated microsystems and
nanotechnologies. Further information about EPoSS is available at 
About STMicroelectronics
 ST is a global leader in the semiconductor
market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power
technologies and multimedia convergence applications. 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
In 2011, the Company's net revenues were $9.73 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at 
Carmelo Papa Re-elected Chairman of EPoSS :  
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